Bania, Barahseni in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bania, Barahseni only in India

Population

91,100

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

"I believe I can attain new horizons in my career. I know I can take your company to the highest possible level! My scholastic achievement at the Uttar Pradesh Technical University prepared me so I can meet all your greatest demands." Abhishek, a young Barahseni entrepreneur, firmly believed what he said at his job interview for employment as a Telecommunications Manager at a large company in Lucknow, Utter Pradesh.


What are Their Lives Like?

Barahseni people, also known as Varshney, are well recognized as prestigious businessmen, bankers, prominent landowners, professionals and civil service workers who live primarily in Utter Pradesh. They have taken their skills to several other parts of the world where many of them are financially very successful. They also are known to make generous contributions to charity.


What are Their Beliefs?

Their Hindu heritage is connected to Akrura who is described as the commander in chief of the Varshney dynasty and a great devotee of Lord Krishna, an important Hindu god who is portrayed as youthful with supreme powers. There are almost no followers of Christ among these highly successful people.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will bring committed believers to open the eyes and ears of the Barahseni people so that they can learn about the wisdom, truth, and love found in the person of Jesus Christ.
* Pray that they will desire to serve the true God who has given them many gifts.

References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)



People Name General Bania, Barahseni
People Name in Country Bania, Barahseni
Population in India 91,100
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bania, Barahseni
Ethnic Code CNN25
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 80,000 Braj Bhasha 22,000 Awadhi 7,000 Kanauji 2,100
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 80,000 Braj Bhasha 22,000
Awadhi 7,000 Kanauji 2,100
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%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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