Gusain comes from a Sanskrit word that means "teacher-disciple." They have high caste status, which is much more valuable in Hindu India and Nepal than it is in Muslim Bangladesh. They are much more numerous in Nepal, and especially India.
At one time they were landowning farmers, but most have found better economic prospects in urban centers.
They eat grain, lentils, vegetables and meat except beef.
Families usually arrange marriages. They have one spouse. Most marriages only involve adults. If the wife cannot have children, the husband is allowed to keep his wife and marry a second woman. Divorce is allowed in cases of adultery, cruelty and impotence. Divorcees and the bereaved are permitted to remarry.
Boys are educated, and the literacy level among girls is low. Sons inherit property, and the oldest son becomes leader of the family. Women are involved in social, religious and ritual matters.
The Gosain lead religious activities for the Hindu community. By tradition, they have removed themselves from material pleasures, live by collecting alms and looking after temples. They worship the Hindu god, Shiva.
As it stands, they are devoted to a religious system. They need to give their devotion to Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Pray that Gosain people will see that their old systems of ethics and religion are not working, and that their only hope is in Jesus Christ.
Pray that intercessors worldwide will regularly pray for salvation of Gosain people.
Pray for Spirit-filled servants to disciple them, and plant churches among them.
Ask God to raise up entire families and communities until their culture is transformed to fully glorify God and represent His Kingdom here on earth.
Scripture Prayers for the Gosain in Nepal.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Gosain|
|People Name in Country||Gosain|
|Alternate Names||Ajnasi; Aranya-Gharbhari; Atit; Baba; Bairagi; Ban; Bangali; Bawa; Bharadi; Bharati; Bharti; Daure Gosaviati; Gairagi; Gasain; Gasawi; Geria; Gharhari; Giria/Yati; Girigosavi; Girname; Gosai; Gosaib; Gosavi; Gosayi; Gossain; Goswami; Gussain; Kamphode; Mathkar; Nath Panthi Gosavi; Sanyasi; Saraswati-Parbat; Van; गोसाईं (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Population this Country||2,000|
|Population all Countries||1,381,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Total States on file||6|
|Primary Language||Maithili (500 speakers)|
|Language Code||mai Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Maithili
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2010)|
|FCBH NT (www.bible.is)||Online|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
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|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories||One Story|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||God's Story video||God's Story|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Maithili||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||My Last Day video, anime||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|General||Zume Resources||Zume Project|
|General||Zume Training||Zume Project|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Maithili||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Maithili||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Children and youth resources||One Hope|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book||General / Other|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Maithili||Literacy & Evangelism International|
|Text / Printed Matter||The Ancient Path||Live Global|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|
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|Map Source||People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project|
|Profile Source||Joshua Project|
|Data Sources||Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.|