Brahmin, Deshastha in India


Joshua Project has identified the Brahmin, Deshastha only in India

Population

569,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Brahmin Deshastha of India live mainly in Maharashtra. Some of them live in Karnataka and in Andhra Pradesh. They speak Marathi. Their two main groups are the Rigvedis and the Yajurvedis.

The Brahmin Deshastha are said to be reliable, friendly, honest and polite in most cases.

They are Hindus who love their religion. Every family and every village has its own god. They believe rites must be performed to satisfy their gods to avoid problems. The Deshastha enjoy food very much and make eating an important part of their religious festivals.

The Brahmin Deshastha have contributed to Indian society regarding math, literature, religion and culture.


Prayer Points

* Pray that their religious devotion will find a new focus in Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-09-26
People Name General Brahmin, Deshastha
People Name in Country Brahmin, Deshastha
Population in India 569,000
World Population 569,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Atharian, Debra, Desattha Brahman, Deshastha Brahman, Deshi, Madhva, Rigvedi, Smartha, Smartha Brahman, Yajurvedi
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:  15  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (423,000) Karnataka (61,000) Gujarat (30,000) Tamil Nadu (17,000)
Madhya Pradesh (15,000) Delhi (9,100) Telangana (8,900) Goa (2,500)
Chhattisgarh (2,100) Kerala (500) Andhra Pradesh (400) Rajasthan (80)
Daman and Diu (80) West Bengal (60) Dadra and Nagar Have (50)
Total States on file:  15  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (423,000) Karnataka (61,000)
Gujarat (30,000) Tamil Nadu (17,000)
Madhya Pradesh (15,000) Delhi (9,100)
Telangana (8,900) Goa (2,500)
Chhattisgarh (2,100) Kerala (500)
Andhra Pradesh (400) Rajasthan (80)
Daman and Diu (80) West Bengal (60)
Dadra and Nagar Have (50)
Languages & Dialects on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Marathi (375,000) Hindi (63,000) Kannada (45,000) Konkani, Goan (33,000)
Gujarati (27,000) Tamil (9,300) Khandesi (7,100) Chhattisgarhi (300)
Kachchi (200) Nimadi (50) Marwari (50) Konkani
Merwari
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 375,000 Hindi 63,000
Kannada 45,000 Konkani, Goan 33,000
Gujarati 27,000 Tamil 9,300
Khandesi 7,100 Chhattisgarhi 300
Kachchi 200 Nimadi 50
Marwari 50 Konkani
Merwari
For Primary Language: Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Marathi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
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 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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