Brahman, Sakaldwipi in India






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The Sakaldwipi Brahman is a well-known community in Bihar and North India. They have two subdivisions, Mag and Bhojak. The Mag are superior to Bhojak. Almost all the Sakaldwipi own agricultural land in their villages which is tilled by landless laborers. They traditionally do not accept water and food from other communities, except other Brahman. Each Sakaldwipi family has its own deity, and ancestors are worshipped. Their sacred specialists are from their own community. As priests and astrologers, the Sakaldwipi Brahman have patron-client relationship with other communities.

Ministry Obstacles

The Brahman communities are often prideful, as they are at the top of the caste system. Pride is deadly, because humility is what God requires of a person. Also, low caste Christian workers find it difficult to approach the Brahman.

Outreach Ideas

There are Christian Brahman in other communities. Perhaps some will be led to the Sakaldwipi Brahman, sharing the person of Jesus with them. Pray for this to occur.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There likely are no Christians today among this Brahman group. None have reported themselves this way to the Indian census. However, pray for those who will someday come to Christ. Pray they will learn to walk in humility with their Savior and Lord.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for the Brahman communities of India, that the Lord will show them in powerful ways their need for forgiveness of sin, and for power to live this life well. Both are found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-15
People Name General Brahman, Sakaldwipi
People Name in Country Brahman, Sakaldwipi
Population in India 522,000
World Population 537,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bhojak, Brahman Terai, Mag, Mihir
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Brahman, Sakaldwipi
Ethnic Code CNN25b
People ID 19974
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  12  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (205,000) Andhra Pradesh (114,000) Odisha (60,000) Bihar (30,000)
Telangana (26,000) West Bengal (25,000) Assam (4,300) Uttarakhand (4,000)
Madhya Pradesh (2,400) Jharkhand (1,600) Tripura (300) Maharashtra (10)
Total States on file:  12  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (205,000) Andhra Pradesh (114,000)
Odisha (60,000) Bihar (30,000)
Telangana (26,000) West Bengal (25,000)
Assam (4,300) Uttarakhand (4,000)
Madhya Pradesh (2,400) Jharkhand (1,600)
Tripura (300) Maharashtra (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  16  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (201,000) Telugu (126,000) Oriya (51,000) Bhojpuri (31,000)
Bengali (27,000) Awadhi (17,000) Maithili (7,700) Assamese (3,700)
Marwari (2,400) Kanauji (1,600) Magahi (1,300) Garhwali (900)
Chhattisgarhi (800) Bagheli (500) Kumaoni (500) Marathi
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 201,000 Telugu 126,000
Oriya 51,000 Bhojpuri 31,000
Bengali 27,000 Awadhi 17,000
Maithili 7,700 Assamese 3,700
Marwari 2,400 Kanauji 1,600
Magahi 1,300 Garhwali 900
Chhattisgarhi 800 Bagheli 500
Kumaoni 500 Marathi 10
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League

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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
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0.00 %
Other / Small
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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