Satani in India


Joshua Project has identified the Satani only in India

Population

374,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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 Chris 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 374,000
World Population 374,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ashtakshari, Ayyawar, Chattada Srivaisnava, Satada Vaisnava, Vada Vaisnava, Vighas, Vira Vaishnava, Vishnu Archaka
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Satani
Ethnic Code CNN23d
People ID 18040
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:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telangana (201,000) Karnataka (107,000) Tamil Nadu (25,000) Madhya Pradesh (18,000)
Odisha (16,000) Maharashtra (2,400) Chhattisgarh (700) Delhi (100)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telangana (201,000) Karnataka (107,000)
Tamil Nadu (25,000) Madhya Pradesh (18,000)
Odisha (16,000) Maharashtra (2,400)
Chhattisgarh (700) Delhi (100)
Languages & Dialects on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telugu (233,000) Kannada (94,000) Hindi (19,000) Oriya (6,100)
Tamil (3,700) Chhattisgarhi (600) Marathi (300) Kui (300)
Kurux (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 233,000 Kannada 94,000
Hindi 19,000 Oriya 6,100
Tamil 3,700 Chhattisgarhi 600
Marathi 300 Kui 300
Kurux 50

For Main Lanugage: Telugu


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
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)
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
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
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
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
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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