Rajput, Sikh in India

Population

834,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Sikhs

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Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

Four hundred feet above Jodhpur stands Mehrangarh Fort, with walls 118 feet high and 69 feet wide. Scars remain from cannonballs and bullets. But the centuries old fortress has never been conquered by military force. A cobbled road snakes through seven gates, two of which are named "Victory." Even today the palaces inside draw the loyalty of Rajputs. Uniformed sentries both guard and guide. But one sentry proudly includes a turban and beard instead of the usual cap and clean shave. He is a Rajput Sikh.


What are Their Lives Like?

All Rajputs rightly boast of their military prowess, and many own agricultural land as well. While the Sikh population tends to be concentrated in Punjab State, its neighbor to the south, Rajasthan, is home to most Rajputs. Though millions of Rajputs are Hindu, there are nearly 760,000 Sikhs among them.


What are Their Beliefs?

Hindu Rajputs recognize thousands of gods, but the Sikh Rajputs follow the "True Name," the one true God. By meditating on the name of God, Sikhs believe they will pass through reincarnations to eventually merge with this universal force.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Rajput Sikhs will recognize the Lord Jesus as a mighty fortress in whom they can find rest.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will melt the pride of the Rajput Sikhs so that they will bow before the God of our Lord Jesus Christ.



People Name General Rajput, Sikh
People Name in Country Rajput, Sikh
Population in India 834,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bharadwaja, Chandravamsan, Chhatri, Chhetri, Kashrap Rajput, Kashyap, Khetri, Kshatriya, Muslim Jeer, Mustigar, Musugu Rajulu, Rajapalayam Raju, Raju, Ravikula Kshatriya, Suryavamsan, Suryavanshi Kshatriya, Thakur
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Rajput, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern (726,000) Hindi (187,000) Panjabi, Western (30,000) Bagri (24,000)
Haryanvi (10,000) Marwari (5,900) Dogri (2,400) Kangri (1,600)
Garhwali (1,300) Kumaoni (900) Seraiki (900) Awadhi (600)
Gujarati (600) Bilaspuri (500) Chhattisgarhi (400) Bengali (400)
Kashmiri (300) Mewari (200) Mandeali (200) Dhundari (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 726,000 Hindi 187,000
Panjabi, Western 30,000 Bagri 24,000
Haryanvi 10,000 Marwari 5,900
Dogri 2,400 Kangri 1,600
Garhwali 1,300 Kumaoni 900
Seraiki 900 Awadhi 600
Gujarati 600 Bilaspuri 500
Chhattisgarhi 400 Bengali 400
Kashmiri 300 Mewari 200
Mandeali 200 Dhundari 100
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
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 Panjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Language Film
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-07

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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