Rajput (Sikh traditions) in India


Population
1,027,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Four hundred feet above Jodhpur stands Mehrangarh Fort, with walls 118 feet high and 69 feet wide. Scars remain from cannonballs and bullets. But the centuries old fortress has never been conquered by military force. A cobbled road snakes through seven gates, two of which are named "Victory." Even today the palaces inside draw the loyalty of Rajputs. Uniformed sentries both guard and guide. But one sentry proudly includes a turban and beard instead of the usual cap and clean shave. He is a Rajput Sikh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

All Rajputs rightly boast of their military prowess, and many own agricultural land as well. While the Sikh population tends to be concentrated in Punjab State, its neighbor to the south, Rajasthan, is home to most Rajputs. Though millions of Rajputs are Hindu, there are nearly 760,000 Sikhs among them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hindu Rajputs recognize thousands of gods, but the Sikh Rajputs follow the "True Name," the one true God. By meditating on the name of God, Sikhs believe they will pass through reincarnations to eventually merge with this universal force.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Rajput Sikhs will recognize the Lord Jesus as a mighty fortress in whom they can find rest.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will melt the pride of the Rajput Sikhs so that they will bow before the God of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-07
People Name General Rajput (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 1,027,000
World Population 1,028,400
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bharadwaja, Chandravamsan, Chhatri, Chhetri, Kashrap Rajput, Kashyap, Khetri, Kshatriya, Muslim Jeer, Mustigar, Musugu Rajulu, Newar, Nuniya, Rajapalayam Raju, Raju, Ravikula Kshatriya, Suryavamsan, Suryavanshi Kshatriya, Thakur, राजपूत (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18159
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 35
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
Punjab (544,000) Rajasthan (96,000) Uttar Pradesh (89,000)
Haryana (84,000) Delhi (50,000) Maharashtra (32,000)
Uttarakhand (30,000) Madhya Pradesh (20,000) Jammu and Kashmir (14,000)
Himachal Pradesh (13,000) Gujarat (8,300) West Bengal (7,400)
Chhattisgarh (7,000) Chandigarh (6,700) Jharkhand (5,000)
Telangana (3,400) Assam (3,400) Bihar (3,000)
Karnataka (2,200) Odisha (2,000)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 35  (only 20 largest shown)
Punjab (544,000) Rajasthan (96,000)
Uttar Pradesh (89,000) Haryana (84,000)
Delhi (50,000) Maharashtra (32,000)
Uttarakhand (30,000) Madhya Pradesh (20,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (14,000) Himachal Pradesh (13,000)
Gujarat (8,300) West Bengal (7,400)
Chhattisgarh (7,000) Chandigarh (6,700)
Jharkhand (5,000) Telangana (3,400)
Assam (3,400) Bihar (3,000)
Karnataka (2,200) Odisha (2,000)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (731,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 31
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (199,000) Bagri (24,000) Haryanvi (10,000)
Marwari (6,400) Garhwali (1,300) Dogri (1,200)
Kumaoni (900) Saraiki (900) Kangri (700)
Awadhi (600) Gujarati (400) Bilaspuri (400)
Bengali (400) Chhattisgarhi (300) Merwari (300)
Kashmiri (300) Mewari (200) Punjabi, Western (200)
Dhundari (100) Shekhawati (100)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (731,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 31
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (199,000) Bagri (24,000)
Haryanvi (10,000) Marwari (6,400)
Garhwali (1,300) Dogri (1,200)
Kumaoni (900) Saraiki (900)
Kangri (700) Awadhi (600)
Gujarati (400) Bilaspuri (400)
Bengali (400) Chhattisgarhi (300)
Merwari (300) Kashmiri (300)
Mewari (200) Punjabi, Western (200)
Dhundari (100) Shekhawati (100)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Audio Bible 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 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 Panjabi, 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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small

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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


Copyright © 2016 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.