Bania, Kasaundhan in India

Population

502,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

Sarla swept the full skirt of her sari to the side as she passed the furnace where her family's metalworker formed lovely pots of copper, brass, and bell-metal. She emerged in the front of the store, stocked with metal vessels of every shape and size, some with hand-painted designs and some with intricate inlay, or fancy filigree. Sarla delighted in showing customers her family's designs that had been passed down through generations. Each container was priced to include a small sum for donations to a Hindu charity, and thus fulfill her vows to numerous Hindu gods.
Ranjeeni, Sarla's next door neighbor, heard the gospel and put her faith in Jesus while visiting Holland. Ranjeeni now offers Sarla Christian literature and invites her to a small home church. Because Ranjeeni is from a lower caste and Sarla's eyes are blinded to the gospel, Sarla never accepts the offers.


What are Their Beliefs?

This is the story of nearly one-half million Kasundhan souls, among whom there is not one single known believer. They are 100 percent Hindu.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the veil will be lifted from their spiritual eyes and the revelation of Jesus Christ will fall on them.
* Pray that the principalities and powers would be bound that stifle the gospel, and that God will call workers to this unharvested field. * Pray that salvation will sweep through Kasaundhan communities.

References

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



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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 Bania, Kasaundhan
People Name in Country Bania, Kasaundhan
ROP3 Code 115155
Joshua Project People ID 19703
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 502,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 369,379 Bhojpuri 40,385 Marwari 18,570 Awadhi 12,160
Bengali 9,815 Dhundari 9,420 Marathi 7,130 Shekhawati 5,220
Assamese 2,990 Bundeli 2,765 Bagri 1,940 Kanauji 1,910
Mewari 1,630 Chhattisgarhi 1,470 Konkani 1,140 Maithili 1,040
Haryanvi 630 Panjabi, Eastern 622 Dogri 540 Bagheli 490
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bania, Kasaundhan
Ethnic Code CNN25
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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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