Brahmin Dhiman in India

Joshua Project has identified the Brahmin Dhiman only in India
Population
47,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Dhimans are not like other Brahmin communities. Since their beginning they have been focused on architecture and building instead of priestly duties. According to their traditions, they are the descendants of the five sons of their god, Lord Vishwakarma. These sons represent blacksmiths, carpenters, metal craftsmen, stone cutters, and goldsmiths.


Where Are they Located?

Dhiman Brahmins are scattered across India in dozens of jātis (castes) speaking many different languages. A high percentage of them also speak English as higher education in India is mostly English medium.

Brahmins are disproportionately represented among overseas Indians due to their higher educational attainments, so those who reach out to Indian nationals in the West are very likely reaching out to people who are extremely difficult to reach in South Asia. If you meet an engineer from India in the West, he might be from the Dhiman community.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Traditionally in the varna system Brahmins are considered as priests, but a temple priest is a lowly position that no Brahmin family wants their sons to aspire towards. In today's world it is common for Dhiman Brahmins to be skilled craftsmen involved with building such as engineers and architects. Others are skilled craftsmen like metal workers or carpenters.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Dhiman Brahmins worship Vishwakarma, the central deity for Hindu craftsmen and architects. That god is the personification of all creative power, and the revealer of knowledge having to do with the science of mechanics and architecture. Dhiman Brahmins are often called Vishwabrahmins after their primary god.


What Are Their Needs?

The Brahmins as an influential and generally well-to-do community are not unlike the middle classes of most places. Their main needs involve relational strains that are usually kept behind closed doors. Modernization is breaking down family units which have been the glue to society for many generations, and loneliness is increasingly a problem. They are expected to "achieve it all," but ironically, achieving it all can be empty.


Prayer Points

* Pray for Christ to reveal Himself to Dhiman Brahmin leaders.
* Pray for the eyes of Brahmin hearts to be open to Jesus Christ as Lord and king.
* Pray for Holy Spirit directed Christ followers to go to Dhiman Brahmin communities.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among every Brahmin community.
* Pray for many to be prompted to faithfully pray for Brahmins.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16682/IN
http://aboutdhiman.blogspot.com/
https://dhimansamaj.wordpress.com/2009/08/16/dhiman-a-committed-dedicated-community/
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=41809


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Brahmin Dhiman
People Name in Country Brahmin Dhiman
Population in India 47,000
World Population 47,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ramgarhia, ब्रामिन, धीमान
People ID 16682
ROP3 Code 111903
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 5
Largest States
Haryana
(26,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(9,700)
Punjab
(8,300)
Delhi
(2,400)
Chandigarh
(400)
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 5
  Haryana (26,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (9,700)
  Punjab (8,300)
  Delhi (2,400)
  Chandigarh (400)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (25,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Eastern
(9,800)
Kangri
(5,900)
Haryanvi
(1,700)
Mandeali
(1,000)
Bilaspuri
(600)
Pahari, Mahasu
(200)
Bagri
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (25,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Eastern (9,800)
  Kangri (5,900)
  Haryanvi (1,700)
  Mandeali (1,000)
  Bilaspuri (600)
  Pahari, Mahasu (200)
  Bagri (10)
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 Copyrighted © 2017  Anonymous  All rights reserved. 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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