Introduction / History
The Sanadhya Brahmin of India speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. Adhya means wealth and the Brahman or Brahmin are regarded as the highest priestly caste in India. The Sanadhya Brahmin are vegetarians and also will not eat certain vegetables such as carrots and onions. Sons get equal amounts of the inheritance with the oldest son taking charge of the home. The women do housework and are involved in religious activities.
The Sanadhya Brahmin are priests by tradition and get money through cultivation of the land. They also work in government and private services and in business among other work. There are politicians among them. They believe in modern medicine and family planning.
The Sanadhya Brahmin live in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi and they are endogamous. This means they do not marry outside of their group.
In Madhya Pradesh, the Sanadhya Brahmin have caste councils that judge in disputes and they are Hindus who also worship village gods. They are making good sales in regard to agricultural products. Some are teachers and they are priests at birth and marriage ceremonies.
In Delhi, the Sanadhya Brahmin work for the government and many are businessmen as well and some are in other work. They are priests also.
* Pray that God will give the Sanadhya Brahmin dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that with being a high caste pride will not get in their way of them coming to Christianity.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
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