Rajput, Sengar in India


Joshua Project has identified the Rajput, Sengar only in India

Population

407,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Rajputs

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Introduction / History

The Sengar (or Sangar) are one of the Rajput Kshatriya clans. The exact lineage of Sengar or Sangar is Rishivansh. According to an ancient story, the father of Lord Rama, Raja Dashrath, had given his daughter 'Shanta' to Shringi Rishi. The lineage created from that marriage is Sengar Rajput. A possible derivation of the 'Sengar' name is (apart from 'Shringi Rishi' or from that of the King Sengar Chand) 'Chattis-Kul-Singar' (the ornament or grand focal point).

After a long time and because of the growing influence of Islam, many Sengars emigrated from North India. Because of the local language and area the term 'Sengar' became 'Sanghar', 'Sangar' and 'Sanghare' (Sanghare are found in Maharastra). Sengar Rajputs mostly migrated to the south and are also found in Sri Lanka.

In the 1st century Sengar Rajputs went to Central India (Ujjain-Madhya Pradesh). There they joined the army of King Vikramaditya.

In the 3rd century they went to Kutch-Gujarat with the army of King Vikramaditya. There the term 'Sengar' was totally replaced by 'Sangar' or 'Sanghar." One story behind the use of the term 'Sangar' is that when Vikram Aditya's Sengar army stayed in Kachchh in 3rd century the army's leader was Sengar. In Kachchh the Kshatriya Rajput clans made up one group, or 'Sangh'. This group of Rajputs became known as 'Sanghar.' With the passage of time 'Sanghar' became a clan or caste name.


Where Are they Located?

They are mainly found in Kachchh-gujrat, Pakistan (where they are now Muslim) and in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh in India. Sanghar people live in Kachchh-Vagad, Saurastra and Jamnagar-Gujrat.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This Sanghar people believe in Jakh Dada (Yaksh Dev). Jakh Dada was a 'gana' or attendant of Lord Shiva. In Kachchh Jakh Dada was believed to have saved this caste around the 7th century, and since then the Sanghar have believed in Jakh Dada.

Jakh Dada's temple is situated in the village of Kadbhit, Nakhtrana- Kachchh. Every year Sanghar people and all of Kachchi celebrate the festival of Jakh Dada. This festival is the second largest in Gujrat.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Rajput, Sengar
People Name in Country Rajput, Sengar
Population in India 407,000
World Population 407,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Rajput, Sengar
Ethnic Code CNN25
People ID 20431
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:  21  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (243,000) Madhya Pradesh (66,000) Bihar (27,000) Gujarat (19,000)
Uttarakhand (12,000) Himachal Pradesh (7,900) Rajasthan (7,600) Jammu and Kashmir (5,700)
West Bengal (4,900) Maharashtra (4,500) Jharkhand (2,700) Chhattisgarh (1,500)
Andhra Pradesh (1,400) Delhi (1,400) Punjab (1,000) Odisha (700)
Haryana (300) Chandigarh (200) Telangana (200) Karnataka (70)
Total States on file:  21  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (243,000) Madhya Pradesh (66,000)
Bihar (27,000) Gujarat (19,000)
Uttarakhand (12,000) Himachal Pradesh (7,900)
Rajasthan (7,600) Jammu and Kashmir (5,700)
West Bengal (4,900) Maharashtra (4,500)
Jharkhand (2,700) Chhattisgarh (1,500)
Andhra Pradesh (1,400) Delhi (1,400)
Punjab (1,000) Odisha (700)
Haryana (300) Chandigarh (200)
Telangana (200) Karnataka (70)

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  25  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (269,000) Bhojpuri (49,000) Kanauji (22,000) Gujarati (17,000)
Marwari (6,600) Dogri (5,700) Awadhi (4,200) Garhwali (4,100)
Bundeli (3,100) Malvi (3,100) Dhundari (2,000) Merwari (1,700)
Maithili (1,700) Bagheli (1,500) Pahari, Mahasu (1,400) Kumaoni (1,400)
Chhattisgarhi (1,000) Bengali (1,000) Khandesi (900) Panjabi, Eastern (800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 269,000 Bhojpuri 49,000
Kanauji 22,000 Gujarati 17,000
Marwari 6,600 Dogri 5,700
Awadhi 4,200 Garhwali 4,100
Bundeli 3,100 Malvi 3,100
Dhundari 2,000 Merwari 1,700
Maithili 1,700 Bagheli 1,500
Pahari, Mahasu 1,400 Kumaoni 1,400
Chhattisgarhi 1,000 Bengali 1,000
Khandesi 900 Panjabi, Eastern 800

For Main Lanugage: Hindi


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) 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 %
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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