Khati, Hindu traditions in India






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Introduction / History

According to Hindu mythology, the Khati are decendents of Lord Vishwakarma, the supposed engineer of universe. The original Khati performed yagas and experiments and were called rishis. This sect of Brahmins believed in hard work and taught engineering and science. These are the people with born intellect and are natural engineers. They enjoyed the same status as scientists and engineers. However this was challenged due to the Industrial Revolution in various parts of world as the Khati's traditional skills were shattered. In the recent century they have managed to regain their high status and most of the top engineering posts are held by Khati. The Khati believe in hard work and are gifted to be engineers and perform best in any technical field.

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People Name General Khati, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Khati, Hindu traditions
Population in India 1,651,000
World Population 1,652,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Barhai, Dhiman, Hati, Jada, Jangida Brahman, Jangir, Jogia Khumao, Khati Badai, Khatia, Khatti, Lohar, Lote, Patala, Ramgarhia, Sutar, Suthar, Taksha, Tarkhan
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (1,178,000) Madhya Pradesh (459,000) Odisha (7,500) Maharashtra (6,400)
Gujarat (500) Chandigarh (100)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (1,178,000) Madhya Pradesh (459,000)
Odisha (7,500) Maharashtra (6,400)
Gujarat (500) Chandigarh (100)
Languages & Dialects on file:  16  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (859,000) Marwari (248,000) Dhundari (195,000) Mewari (74,000)
Malvi (53,000) Shekhawati (52,000) Merwari (49,000) Bagri (44,000)
Haroti: Harauti (27,000) Oriya (6,700) Sindhi (3,500) Bundeli (700)
Gujarati (500) Braj Bhasha (300) Bagheli (300) Haryanvi (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 859,000 Marwari 248,000
Dhundari 195,000 Mewari 74,000
Malvi 53,000 Shekhawati 52,000
Merwari 49,000 Bagri 44,000
Haroti: Harauti 27,000 Oriya 6,700
Sindhi 3,500 Bundeli 700
Gujarati 500 Braj Bhasha 300
Bagheli 300 Haryanvi 100
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
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Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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99.99 %
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0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
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Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
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Other Christian
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0.0 %
Roman Catholic
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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Profile Source: Vedanand  
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