Brahmin, Karhada in India

Joshua Project has identified the Brahmin, Karhada only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Karhade (Karada) Brahmans in India mainly speak Marathi and Konkani. They are known for being good engineers and have maintained their skills in water cultivation and irrigation techniques. Many developed betel nut orchards. Their Brahman status has allowed them to enter many professional and business vocations.

Ministry Obstacles

Arya Durga is their main deity, and they keep an elegant statue of her in their temples. Karhade Brahmans believe that Arya Durga shines like the sun and gives them many treasures. Some believe she can dwell on the sun and that any radiance here on earth comes from her. They also believe in Shakti, the personification of God's energy through a female figure.

Outreach Ideas

The Karhade Brahmans are noted for participating in music and other art forms. They are also noted for being excellent chefs, according to Wikipedia. People who want to share Christ with them can have contact with them by participating alongside them in any of these art forms.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Christ in this Brahman community.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that the Karhade Brahmans will learn that Jesus is the Light of the World, who can bless them far more than any goddess. Pray they will seek and find Him.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-09-21
People Name General Brahmin, Karhada
People Name in Country Brahmin, Karhada
Population in India 80,000
World Population 80,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Badashastra, Devrukhe, Devrukhe Brahman, Karade Brahman, Karhade
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Brahmin, Karhada
Ethnic Code CNN25j
People ID 19954
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:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (49,000) Karnataka (12,000) Goa (7,500) Gujarat (5,500)
Tamil Nadu (1,900) Telangana (1,500) Delhi (1,300) Andhra Pradesh (1,100)
Kerala (700) West Bengal (200) Dadra and Nagar Have (30)
Total States on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (49,000) Karnataka (12,000)
Goa (7,500) Gujarat (5,500)
Tamil Nadu (1,900) Telangana (1,500)
Delhi (1,300) Andhra Pradesh (1,100)
Kerala (700) West Bengal (200)
Dadra and Nagar Have (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Marathi (54,000) Konkani, Goan (12,000) Gujarati (5,300) Kannada (5,100)
Hindi (2,100) Khandesi (300) Konkani
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 54,000 Konkani, Goan 12,000
Gujarati 5,300 Kannada 5,100
Hindi 2,100 Khandesi 300
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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