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- Harit/Harita was an ancient and great prince of the Suryavansha dynasty, best known because he is the ancestor of the Brahmin lineage, Harita gotra. Although a Brahmin lineage, this gotra is descended from Kshatriya prince of the Suryavansha dynasty. This is one of ancient India's most prominent and famous lineages, having produced Rama and Buddha.. The first notable king of the dynasty was Ikshvaku. The Puranas, a series of Hindu mythological texts, document the story of this dynasty. Harita was separated from Ikshvaku by twenty-first generations. To this day, many Kshatriyas claim descent from the Suryavanshi dynasty to substantiate their claims to royalty. Brahmins with Haritash gotra trace their lineage to King Harita. This is unusual as most Brahmins are descended from ancient sages, whereas the Brahmins of Harita Gotra are descended from Kshatriyas trained by the Brahmin Angirasa and hence they have full kshatriya qualities. This created, according to the Linga Purana, 'Brahmins with the qualities of Kshatriyas.' This is recorded in the Hindu tradition in the Vishnu Purana: Ambarishasya Mandhdtus tanayasya Yuvanasvah putro bhut tasmad Harito yato ngiraso Haritah. "The son of Ambarisha, son of Mandhatri was Yuvanasva From him sprang Harita from whom the Harita Angirases were descended."