Salat (Hindu traditions) in India

The Salat (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 5

Subgroup Name Population
Wadi 400
Wagdi 400
Kumhar Unknown
Talabda Unknown
Talabda Koli Unknown

Introduction / History

The name Salat means stone. Little is known about this people group except that they are stone cutters and they have low status in Hindu society.


Where Are they Located?

The Salat caste lives in Gujarat, a state in western India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Salat people are manufacturers and sellers of stone cutters by trade.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Salat people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Salat people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

Although audio, visual, and written Bible resources are available in Gujarati, their spoken language, they remain unreached within the truth of the gospel. They need workers for this harvest field! Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them, and His provisional payment of the penalty for their sins. They need spiritual freedom given only by the Son who can make them “free indeed.”


Prayer Points

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

* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Salat community.
* Pray for the Salat people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Salat people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salaat_(caste)


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Salat (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Salat (Hindu traditions)
World Population 20,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Champta; Chamta; Chamtha; Sompura Brahmans; Sompura Brahmin; सलत (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18001
ROP3 Code 113494
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 3
Largest States
Gujarat
18,000
Maharashtra
2,000
Daman and Diu
60
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 3
  Gujarat 18,000
  Maharashtra 2,000
  Daman and Diu 60
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Gujarati (18,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Kacchi
1,200
Hindi
600
Primary Language Gujarati (18,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Kacchi 1,200
  Hindi 600
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2016)
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 / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.40 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.60 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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