Farming is the main vocation of the Taga people, often referred to as the Tyagi people. Tyaga is often used as a surname. They have two sub-groups, Dasa (or Daswan) and Bisa (or Biswan). The Dasa allow widows to re-marry, and the Bisa forbid it. Marriages generally occur only within the Dasa and Bisa sub-groups. Each sub-group includes a number of clans, or gotras. Property is divided equally among sons only. The Taga may have been Brahmans at one time, but have lost their priestly status.
Most of the Taga living in India live in Uttar Pradesh, the "home of Hinduism". This state has not given a home to the Christian Gospel, however. Christians form only a tiny minority in this state.
Please pray that indigenous evangelists and church planters working in Uttar Pradesh will be made aware of the Taga people. If the timing is right perhaps the Lord will send some of these workers to the Taga.
Pray for the Followers of Christ
Please pray for those who will soon come to Christ from this people group, that they will be devoted to one another in brotherly love, honoring one another above themselves, not lacking in spiritual fervor, serving the Lord joyfully.
Pray for the Entire People Group
Please pray the Lord will open the eyes of the Taga so they will see Jesus (or Isa, as he is known in the Koran) as he truly is, the Son of God, deity.
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