Bhatia (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bhatia (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
236,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Bhatia of India used to be warriors and are now mainly in commerce and trade. They say they are descendants of Kshatriya or Rajputs. During the sixth century, Raja Bhoopat ruled in Lahore and his dynasty was called the Bhati or Bhatti dynasty. This is where the name Bhatia came from.


Where Are they Located?

They are supposed to have their origins in the province of Sindh. They are mainly in the north west of India. They can be found in Delhi and in the states of Punjab, Jammu, Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Haryana.


What Are Their Lives Like?

From the Bhatia, main groups are the Jats, Punjabi, Halai, Jakhar, Navgam, Kutchi and Veha. The ones from the Jamnagar region are called Halai Bhatia and others can be called by their group name for example Punjabi Bhatias. Boys and girls whose blood relations are beyond seven years can marry. Widows cannot remarry. This resulted in the forming of groups or clans. They have different dress styles depending on where they live.

The majority of Bhatias are Hindus. They follow a Hindu sect called Pushtimarg. Some of the Bhatias are Sikhs and Muslims. The Upanayana ceremony is performed where a young boy has a thread that is regarded as holy and is a symbol for a promise made to regard his debt to the creditor, his father and his preceptor. The initiation is done by a Guru giving him a Vedic hymn regarded as encouraging righteous wisdom and is called the Gayatri Mantra.

The Bhatia have been a success in trade and commerce like textiles, cotton, steel, iron, shipping and mining.

The Punjabi Bhatias are looked at as being the main ones in India. They are mainly in the Punjab and in Delhi and many have gone to other countries.

Some of the foremost groups of the Bhatia originated from the main work they do or from their crafts.


References

www.indianetzone.com/27/bhatia_community_kshatriya_caste.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhatia_(caste)


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bhatia (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bhatia (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 236,000
World Population 236,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Banian, Bhatiya, Chandravanshi, Chandravansi, Jaduvanshi, Jaduvanshi Yaduvansi, Krishnavanshi, Krishnavansi, Kshatriya Yaduvanshi, Vishnuvansi, भाटिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16441
ROP3 Code 111594
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Haryana
(102,000)
Delhi
(62,000)
Gujarat
(20,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(18,000)
Maharashtra
(16,000)
Punjab
(6,600)
Rajasthan
(6,000)
West Bengal
(1,700)
Uttar Pradesh
(1,500)
Karnataka
(900)
Chandigarh
(800)
Goa
(600)
Daman and Diu
(80)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(40)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Haryana (102,000)
  Delhi (62,000)
  Gujarat (20,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (18,000)
  Maharashtra (16,000)
  Punjab (6,600)
  Rajasthan (6,000)
  West Bengal (1,700)
  Uttar Pradesh (1,500)
  Karnataka (900)
  Chandigarh (800)
  Goa (600)
  Daman and Diu (80)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (40)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (138,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
(30,000)
Gujarati
(19,000)
Haryanvi
(10,000)
Sindhi
(4,500)
Kangri
(4,000)
Marathi
(3,900)
Mandeali
(2,800)
Bilaspuri
(1,500)
Marwari
(1,500)
Pahari, Mahasu
(1,300)
Mewari
(1,300)
Bengali
(1,300)
Bagri
(1,000)
Konkani
(1,000)
Merwari
(800)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (138,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern (30,000)
  Gujarati (19,000)
  Haryanvi (10,000)
  Sindhi (4,500)
  Kangri (4,000)
  Marathi (3,900)
  Mandeali (2,800)
  Bilaspuri (1,500)
  Marwari (1,500)
  Pahari, Mahasu (1,300)
  Mewari (1,300)
  Bengali (1,300)
  Bagri (1,000)
  Konkani (1,000)
  Merwari (800)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
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 %
Photo Source Anonymous  
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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