Satani in India

The Satani have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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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 367,000
World Population 367,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
Alternate Names Ashtakshari, Ayyawar, Chattada Srivaisnava, Satada Vaisnava, Vada Vaisnava, Vighas, Vira Vaishnava, Vishnu Archaka, सटानी
People ID 18040
ROP3 Code 113535
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Group Satani
Ethnic Code CNN23d
Total Subgroups on file 8
Largest Subgroups
Adi Satani
0
Ashtakshari
0
Chaturakshari
0
Ekakshara
0
Kulasekhara
0
Madhya Satani
0
Ramanuja
0
Sali Satani
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Group Satani
Ethnic Code CNN23d
Total Subgroups 8
  Adi Satani 0
  Ashtakshari 0
  Chaturakshari 0
  Ekakshara 0
  Kulasekhara 0
  Madhya Satani 0
  Ramanuja 0
  Sali Satani 0
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Telangana
201,000
Karnataka
103,000
Tamil Nadu
26,000
Madhya Pradesh
18,000
Odisha
16,000
Maharashtra
2,700
Chhattisgarh
800
Delhi
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Telangana 201,000
  Karnataka 103,000
  Tamil Nadu 26,000
  Madhya Pradesh 18,000
  Odisha 16,000
  Maharashtra 2,700
  Chhattisgarh 800
  Delhi 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (243,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Kannada
99,000
Hindi
19,000
Odia
6,200
Tamil
3,800
Chhattisgarhi
700
Marathi
400
Kui
200
Kurux
50
Other People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (243,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 99,000
  Hindi 19,000
  Odia 6,200
  Tamil 3,800
  Chhattisgarhi 700
  Marathi 400
  Kui 200
  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
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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