Brahmin in Nepal


Population
3,248,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Brahmin is a Hindu Indian caste. The English word brahmin is an anglicised form of the Sanskrit word Brahmana. Brahman refers to the 'Supreme Self' in Hinduism or the first of the gods. Brahmin refers to an individual.

In 1931 (the last Indian census to record caste), Brahmins accounted for 4.32% of the total Indian population. Due to the diversity in religious and cultural traditions and practices, and the Vedic schools which they belong to, Brahmins are further divided into various sub-castes.

Brahmins perform vedic rituals but only a subset of brahmins are involved in priestly duties including teaching and preaching. They have also excelled as educators, law makers, scholars, doctors, warriors, writers, poets, land owners and politicians. Many famous Indians are Brahmins.

The history of the Brahmins is associated with the Vedic religion of early Hinduism, usually referred to as Sanatana Dharma. The Vedas are the primary source for Brahmin practices. Over time, Brahmins became a powerful and influential group in India and many discriminated against lower castes. However, in modern India some Brahmins claim reverse discrimination.


Where Are they Located?

Brahmins are located throughout India but mainly in the Northern states such as Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. There are small concentrations in the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Brahmins are enjoined to offer prayers three times a day as prescribed in the Vedas. Most Brahmins today are vegetarians or lacto-vegetarians. Non-vegetarian Brahmins are mainly those in cooler mountain areas like Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Nepal. In some coastal areas like Bengal, Brahmins are fish eaters.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Brahmins can be identified by the three Hindu paths of Devotion, Knowledge and Yoga which they espouse in order for a person to achieve 'god realization', the ultimate aim of the Hindu religion. All Brahmin teachings and writings relate to one of these paths. One is free to choose the path depending upon a person's inclination. Brahmins are Vedic priests and they have three compulsory occupations - studying the Vedas, worshiping deities and charitable giving.


Prayer Points

* Brahmins are a key community in India who uphold Hinduism. Please pray that the light of the gospel breaks through the veil that blinds this community.
* Pray that the true God will reveal Himself to this community and use Brahmins to preach and teach about Jesus Christ.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmin
brahminworld.com/bw8.htm (source no longer available)


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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-04
People Name General Brahmin
People Name in Country Brahmin
Population in Nepal 3,248,000
World Population 66,444,600
Total Countries 7
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Aruva, Asomiya Brahman, Assmese Brahman, Bahrani, Bahun, Bajey, Baman, Bhagavathulu, Brahman-Khatri, Dravidulu Brahman, Gaur, Gorkha, Nepali, Pandit, Peshin, Sharma, Smartha Brahman, Sourashtra, Swangla, ब्रामिन
People ID 16521
ROP3 Code 111696
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file: 14
Largest States
Bagmati (714,000) Lumbini (484,000) Gandaki (316,000)
Narayani (297,000) Mechi (258,000) Kosi (227,000)
Seti (164,000) Janakpur (163,000) Mahakali (158,000)
Bheri (146,000) Dhaulagiri (111,000) Rapti (92,000)
Sagarmatha (78,000) Karnali (41,000)
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file: 14
Bagmati (714,000) Lumbini (484,000)
Gandaki (316,000) Narayani (297,000)
Mechi (258,000) Kosi (227,000)
Seti (164,000) Janakpur (163,000)
Mahakali (158,000) Bheri (146,000)
Dhaulagiri (111,000) Rapti (92,000)
Sagarmatha (78,000) Karnali (41,000)
Primary Language: Nepali (2,940,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: npi   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 31
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Maithili (129,000) Dotyali (129,000) Awadhi (67,000)
Bhojpuri (45,000) Bantawa (16,000) Hindi (10,000)
Bengali (4,800) Marwari (3,200) Chamling (2,600)
Kumaoni (2,300) Sanskrit (1,900) Nepalese Sign Language (1,800)
Musasa (1,500) Sonha (1,000) Humla (700)
Magahi (600) Khaling (400) Angika (400)
English (400) Chhulung (200)
Primary Language: Nepali (2,940,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 31
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Maithili (129,000) Dotyali (129,000)
Awadhi (67,000) Bhojpuri (45,000)
Bantawa (16,000) Hindi (10,000)
Bengali (4,800) Marwari (3,200)
Chamling (2,600) Kumaoni (2,300)
Sanskrit (1,900) Nepalese Sign Language (1,800)
Musasa (1,500) Sonha (1,000)
Humla (700) Magahi (600)
Khaling (400) Angika (400)
English (400) Chhulung (200)
Primary Language: Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Nepali 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 God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video New Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Until We Met (Indigitube.tv)
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Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
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Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
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Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.58 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
2.31 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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