Satani in India

Joshua Project has identified the Satani only in India
Population
380,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Described in the 1871 census as religious beggars, priests of inferior temples, and sellers of flowers used for offerings, the Satani are reported to have been excommunicated by the higher castes owing to their supposedly inferior status. Some still pursue their traditional vocation of serving as temple priests or as servants attached to temples as well as that of sacred specialists. They belong to the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism and follow the teachings of Ramanuja. Sacred specialists from their own community perform all the religious rites. The Satani worship Vishnu, Lakshmi and regional deities.


Ministry Obstacles

A Hindu coming to accept and follow Christ is likely to experience much disfavor and even hostility. Loss of friendships and status in the community is likely, and very difficult to deal with.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the youth of this people group will discover good Christian resources on the internet, on the radio, and on television. Pray they will be drawn to these resources, will listen, view, and read, and will be given understanding.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Jesus Christ yet among the Satani people group, although there may be believers who have not made themselves known to outsiders. Please pray for any secret believers, and for others who will one day come to saving faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray this people group will be given no satisfaction from a religion that does not honor the God who created them and who offers them eternal life through faith in his son, Jesus Christ. Pray they will be given a longing to know this God.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-25
People Name General Satani
People Name in Country Satani
Population in India 380,000
World Population 380,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ashtakshari, Ayyawar, Chattada Srivaisnava, Satada Vaisnava, Vada Vaisnava, Vighas, Vira Vaishnava, Vishnu Archaka
People ID 18040
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 8
Telangana (204,000) Karnataka (112,000) Tamil Nadu (26,000) Madhya Pradesh (19,000)
Odisha (16,000) Maharashtra (2,400) Chhattisgarh (700) Delhi (100)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 8
Telangana (204,000) Karnataka (112,000)
Tamil Nadu (26,000) Madhya Pradesh (19,000)
Odisha (16,000) Maharashtra (2,400)
Chhattisgarh (700) Delhi (100)
Primary Language: Telugu (233,000 speakers)
Language Code: tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 9
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (97,000) Hindi (19,000) Oriya (6,100) Tamil (3,700)
Chhattisgarhi (600) Marathi (300) Kui (300) Kurux (50)
Primary Language: Telugu (233,000 speakers)
Language Code: tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 9
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (97,000) Hindi (19,000)
Oriya (6,100) Tamil (3,700)
Chhattisgarhi (600) Marathi (300)
Kui (300) Kurux (50)
For Primary Language: Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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