Sutradhar, Hindu in India

Population

403,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Carpentry has been the traditional source of livelihood for this community. Remarriage of a female divorcee or widow is not permissible in some areas. All children inherit property equally. Their statutory council plans and implements welfare and development activities. The majority are followers of the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism, but some are Shakta. Vishwakarma is their patron deity and Lakshmi their family deity. Kali, Shani, etc. are village deities. Dakshineswar, Tarakeshwar, Puri, etc. are pilgrimage centers. A Brahman priest serves to perform birth, marriage and death rites, as well as worship.

Ministry Obstacles

Hinduism produces an environment of much spiritual darkness, making it difficult for the light of the Gospel to penetrate.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the youth of the Sutradhar community will discover the availability of the Jesus film, Gospel recordings and scripture on the Internet. Pray they will view and listen to these and will be given understanding.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Sutradhar community have identified themselves as Christians to the census of India. It's possible there are a few secret believers. However, it's not too early to pray for the many who will someday come to saving faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for improving literacy rates for this community, especially for the youth, and also for the development of skills that will make people employable.

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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 Sutradhar, Hindu
People Name in Country Sutradhar, Hindu
ROP3 Code 113709
Joshua Project People ID 18194
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 403,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Alita, Chhutar, Chhutor, Kalita, Karanga, Karga, Kashyap, Koraga, Sutihar,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 317,218 Assamese 65,350 Hindi 18,608 Kurux 1,840
Santhali 1,630 Mundari 1,370 Amri Karbi 1,140 Oriya 704
Maithili 450 Andaman Creole Hindi 150 Kannada 10
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Sutradhar, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25b
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  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
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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