Rajput (Sikh traditions) in India


Population
987,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-07
People Name General Rajput (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 987,000
World Population 988,300
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 20 to 23
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
ROP3 Code 113671
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 35
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
(524,000)
Rajasthan
(93,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(80,000)
Haryana
(75,000)
Delhi
(47,000)
Maharashtra
(30,000)
Uttarakhand
(28,000)
Jammu and Kashmir
(20,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(19,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(12,000)
Gujarat
(9,200)
West Bengal
(7,500)
Chhattisgarh
(6,700)
Chandigarh
(6,400)
Karnataka
(5,000)
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 35  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab (524,000)
  Rajasthan (93,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (80,000)
  Haryana (75,000)
  Delhi (47,000)
  Maharashtra (30,000)
  Uttarakhand (28,000)
  Jammu and Kashmir (20,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (19,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (12,000)
  Gujarat (9,200)
  West Bengal (7,500)
  Chhattisgarh (6,700)
  Chandigarh (6,400)
  Karnataka (5,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (729,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
(200,000)
Bagri
(24,000)
Haryanvi
(9,000)
Marwari
(6,400)
Garhwali
(1,300)
Dogri
(1,000)
Kumaoni
(900)
Saraiki
(800)
Awadhi
(600)
Kangri
(500)
Gujarati
(500)
Malvi
(500)
Bilaspuri
(400)
Bengali
(400)
Kashmiri
(300)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (729,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi (200,000)
  Bagri (24,000)
  Haryanvi (9,000)
  Marwari (6,400)
  Garhwali (1,300)
  Dogri (1,000)
  Kumaoni (900)
  Saraiki (800)
  Awadhi (600)
  Kangri (500)
  Gujarati (500)
  Malvi (500)
  Bilaspuri (400)
  Bengali (400)
  Kashmiri (300)
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
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 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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
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
0.07 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
99.93 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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