Mahtam (Hindu traditions) in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Mahtam or Rai Sikh speak Punjabi and read and write in Gurumukhi. They are not vegetarians except in the Punjab and eat rice and wheat as cereals. They are Sikhs by religion.

In Haryana the Rai Sikh can speak Hindi too. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. Sons inherit the property. They work mainly as laborers, agricultural or otherwise. They believe in education and use family planning.

In Punjab the Rai Sikh are vegetarians. They later decided to follow the teachings of Radha Soami which is not a religion but a science. On the death of the father, the oldest son becomes in charge of the home.

In Rajasthan the Rai Sikh are mainly landowners. A committee settles social disputes for them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mahtam (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Rai Sikh to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-09
People Name General Mahtam (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mahtam (Hindu traditions)
World Population 137,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Rai Sikh, महटाम (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17407
ROP3 Code 112807
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Punjab
99,000
Delhi
13,000
Haryana
10,000
Chandigarh
4,800
Himachal Pradesh
4,300
Gujarat
3,700
Dadra and Nagar Have
30
Daman and Diu
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Punjab 99,000
  Delhi 13,000
  Haryana 10,000
  Chandigarh 4,800
  Himachal Pradesh 4,300
  Gujarat 3,700
  Dadra and Nagar Have 30
  Daman and Diu 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (88,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Hindi
37,000
Bagri
5,400
Gujarati
2,600
Kangri
1,400
Mandeali
800
Haryanvi
600
Pahari, Mahasu
300
Bilaspuri
200
Bhattiyali
200
Churahi
60
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (88,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 37,000
  Bagri 5,400
  Gujarati 2,600
  Kangri 1,400
  Mandeali 800
  Haryanvi 600
  Pahari, Mahasu 300
  Bilaspuri 200
  Bhattiyali 200
  Churahi 60
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.