Brahmin (Sikh traditions) in India

The Brahmin (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

Gulping down leftover rotis at her cluttered desk, Amita answered the phone which had been ringing off the hook all morning. "I'll be there," she said before she grabbed her bag and rushed down the stairs two steps at a time. Her producer followed close at her heels, soaking in every word she said while she updated him on the story they were chasing. "If we get there soon enough we should be able to catch them as they come out of the supposed 'courtesy call,'" she said rolling her eyes.
Amita Bhatt, a highly educated and motivated Brahmin Sikh woman, has risen to the top of her profession through her toughness and hard work. Her ability to sniff a story out of thin air has caused her to be known as Punjab's premiere journalist. Brahmin Sikhs like Amita Bhatt have a fierce sense of duty compounded with an aptitude for achievement, which has made them an integral part of the success story of modern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Brahmin Sikh community of India is believed to have originated from the Gandhara Region, an ancient kingdom located in what is now northern Pakistan. They played a key role in the nascent years of Sikhism. They abstain from taking part in the priestly duties usually associated with Brahmins in the Hindu Varna.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Holy Spirit would draw the Brahmin Sikhs of India to receive Christ into their lives.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-06
People Name General Brahmin (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Brahmin (Sikh traditions)
World Population 95,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Baman, Bhagavathulu, Gaur, Pandit, Poonchi Sikh, Punchi Sikh, Sharma, ब्रामिन (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18058
ROP3 Code 113556
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 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
73,000
Delhi
4,700
Haryana
4,500
Uttar Pradesh
3,300
Rajasthan
3,000
Jammu and Kashmir
1,800
Maharashtra
1,200
Uttarakhand
1,100
Madhya Pradesh
600
Chandigarh
400
Gujarat
400
West Bengal
300
Karnataka
300
Himachal Pradesh
300
Jharkhand
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 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 73,000
  Delhi 4,700
  Haryana 4,500
  Uttar Pradesh 3,300
  Rajasthan 3,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,800
  Maharashtra 1,200
  Uttarakhand 1,100
  Madhya Pradesh 600
  Chandigarh 400
  Gujarat 400
  West Bengal 300
  Karnataka 300
  Himachal Pradesh 300
  Jharkhand 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (76,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Hindi
15,000
Bagri
1,900
Dogri
500
Haryanvi
300
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch
300
Marwari
100
Kumaoni
100
Kacchi
100
Kashmiri
60
Shekhawati
50
Kangri
20
Bilaspuri
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (76,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 15,000
  Bagri 1,900
  Dogri 500
  Haryanvi 300
  Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 300
  Marwari 100
  Kumaoni 100
  Kacchi 100
  Kashmiri 60
  Shekhawati 50
  Kangri 20
  Bilaspuri 10
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 (Indigitube.tv)
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 Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
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: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Sikhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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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