Ramdasia, Sikh in India

Population

538,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Sikhs

Source Asia Harvest                                                Download

Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The aroma of cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves wafted through the air at the small chai house where Edmund and Charan met. Edmund, a visiting student from England, looked puzzled when he asked Charan about equality and Sikhism. "I know that you are from the Ramdasia caste of weavers. Yet you have a huge and successful textile business! How did the Ramdasia Sikhs move from their menial jobs as weavers to being so successful in business?"

Charan explained, "In the middle 1800s our Sikh society was starting to decay. Old Hindu caste practices were starting to take over. Then in 1873, Guru Singh Sabha started a movement to turn Sikhism back to its spiritual roots. He taught us to get back to understanding that we are all equal, despite the Hindu-imposed caste system. Many Ramdasia Sikhs began to drop their traditional weaving jobs and started to advance in other areas such as agriculture, industry, business, education, science, and the military. I'm certainly one who benefited from that change. To be sure that our society does not go back into old ways, we have strong accountability for our people. We have gatherings to discuss not only spiritual manners, but actions needed to maintain equality and brotherhood among our people."


Prayer Points

Pray that the Ramdasia Sikhs will hear God's Word, accept it, and enter the Kingdom of God, knowing that He created us to be equal in His eyes.



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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 Ramdasia, Sikh
People Name in Country Ramdasia, Sikh
ROP3 Code 113426
Joshua Project People ID 17938
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 538,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 480,000 Hindi 61,000 Bagri 5,600 Haryanvi 3,700
Dogri 1,200 Kumaoni 200 Garhwali 80 Awadhi 60
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 40 Chhattisgarhi 20 Kangri 10
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Ramdasia, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
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Largest Religion Other / Small
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
100.00%
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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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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