Satani in India

Joshua Project has identified the Satani only in India
Population
379,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Described in the 1871 census as religious beggars, priests of inferior temples, and sellers of flowers used for offerings, the Satani are reported to have been excommunicated by the higher castes owing to their supposedly inferior status. Some still pursue their traditional vocation of serving as temple priests or as servants attached to temples as well as that of sacred specialists. They belong to the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism and follow the teachings of Ramanuja. Sacred specialists from their own community perform all the religious rites. The Satani worship Vishnu, Lakshmi and regional deities.


Ministry Obstacles

A Hindu coming to accept and follow Christ is likely to experience much disfavor and even hostility. Loss of friendships and status in the community is likely, and very difficult to deal with.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the youth of this people group will discover good Christian resources on the internet, on the radio, and on television. Pray they will be drawn to these resources, will listen, view, and read, and will be given understanding.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Jesus Christ yet among the Satani people group, although there may be believers who have not made themselves known to outsiders. Please pray for any secret believers, and for others who will one day come to saving faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray this people group will be given no satisfaction from a religion that does not honor the God who created them and who offers them eternal life through faith in his son, Jesus Christ. Pray they will be given a longing to know this God.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-25
People Name General Satani
People Name in Country Satani
Population in India 379,000
World Population 379,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 8 to 10
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ashtakshari, Ayyawar, Chattada Srivaisnava, Satada Vaisnava, Vada Vaisnava, Vighas, Vira Vaishnava, Vishnu Archaka, सटानी
People ID 18040
ROP3 Code 113535
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 8
Largest States
Telangana
(208,000)
Karnataka
(106,000)
Tamil Nadu
(26,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(19,000)
Odisha
(17,000)
Maharashtra
(2,700)
Chhattisgarh
(800)
Delhi
(100)
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 8
  Telangana (208,000)
  Karnataka (106,000)
  Tamil Nadu (26,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (19,000)
  Odisha (17,000)
  Maharashtra (2,700)
  Chhattisgarh (800)
  Delhi (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (233,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Kannada
(99,000)
Hindi
(19,000)
Odia
(6,100)
Tamil
(3,800)
Chhattisgarhi
(700)
Marathi
(400)
Kui
(300)
Kurux
(50)
People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (233,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Kannada (99,000)
  Hindi (19,000)
  Odia (6,100)
  Tamil (3,800)
  Chhattisgarhi (700)
  Marathi (400)
  Kui (300)
  Kurux (50)
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1854-2002)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
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 Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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