Brahman in India

Population

57,973,000

Christian

0.01%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

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Introduction / History

Brahmin is a Hindu Indian caste. The English word brahmin is an anglicised form of the Sanskrit word Brahmana. Brahman refers to the 'Supreme Self' in Hinduism or the first of the gods. Brahmin refers to an individual.

In 1931 (the last Indian census to record caste), Brahmins accounted for 4.32% of the total Indian population. Due to the diversity in religious and cultural traditions and practices, and the Vedic schools which they belong to, Brahmins are further divided into various sub-castes.

Brahmins perform vedic rituals but only a subset of brahmins are involved in priestly duties including teaching and preaching. They have also excelled as educators, law makers, scholars, doctors, warriors, writers, poets, land owners and politicians. Many famous Indians are Brahmins.

The history of the Brahmins is associated with the Vedic religion of early Hinduism, usually referred to as Sanatana Dharma. The Vedas are the primary source for Brahmin practices. Over time, Brahmins became a powerful and influential group in India and many discriminated against lower castes. However, in modern India some Brahmins claim reverse discrimination.


Where are they Located?

Brahmins are located throughout India but mainly in the Northern states such as Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. There are small concentrations in the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.


What are Their Lives Like?

Brahmins are enjoined to offer prayers three times a day as prescribed in the Vedas. Most Brahmins today are vegetarians or lacto-vegetarians. Non-vegetarian Brahmins are mainly those in cooler mountain areas like Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Nepal. In some coastal areas like Bengal, Brahmins are fish eaters.


What are Their Beliefs?

Brahmins can be identified by the three Hindu paths of Devotion, Knowledge and Yoga which they espouse in order for a person to achieve 'god realization', the ultimate aim of the Hindu religion. All Brahmin teachings and writings relate to one of these paths. One is free to choose the path depending upon a person's inclination. Brahmins are Vedic priests and they have three compulsory occupations - studying the Vedas, worshiping deities and charitable giving.


Prayer Points

* Brahmins are a key community in India who uphold Hinduism. Please pray that the light of the gospel breaks through the Satanic veil that blinds this community.
* Pray that the true God will reveal Himself to this community and use Brahmins to preach and teach about Jesus Christ.

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmin
http://www.brahminworld.com/bw8.htm



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Brahman
People Name in Country Brahman
ROP3 Code 111696
Joshua Project People ID 16521
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 57,973,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Bahrani, Bahun, Bajey, Baman, Bhagavathulu, Dravidulu Brahman, Gaur, Pandit, Peshin, Sharma, Sourashtra, Swangla,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 30,026,213 Telugu 3,553,956 Bengali 3,301,810 Marathi 2,501,440
Gujarati 2,289,049 Tamil 1,971,841 Oriya 1,746,620 Bhojpuri 1,717,416
Kannada 1,467,575 Marwari 972,644 Maithili 825,773 Assamese 758,230
Awadhi 693,325 Dogri 662,338 Dhundari 614,510 Kanauji 602,562
Malayalam 562,295 Garhwali 557,650 Kumaoni 507,280 Konkani 476,115
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Brahman
Ethnic Code CNN25g
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.01%
Christianity
0.01%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.35%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.63%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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