Rajput (Sikh traditions) in India


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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

* Scripture Prayers for the Rajput (Sikh traditions) in India.

* 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 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-07
People Name General Rajput (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput (Sikh traditions)
World Population 1,065,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 21
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 35
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
611,000
Rajasthan
87,000
Uttar Pradesh
75,000
Haryana
75,000
Delhi
46,000
Maharashtra
30,000
Uttarakhand
28,000
Jammu and Kashmir
20,000
Madhya Pradesh
18,000
Himachal Pradesh
13,000
Gujarat
9,400
Jharkhand
7,200
Chhattisgarh
6,700
Chandigarh
6,400
West Bengal
6,200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 35  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 611,000
  Rajasthan 87,000
  Uttar Pradesh 75,000
  Haryana 75,000
  Delhi 46,000
  Maharashtra 30,000
  Uttarakhand 28,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 20,000
  Madhya Pradesh 18,000
  Himachal Pradesh 13,000
  Gujarat 9,400
  Jharkhand 7,200
  Chhattisgarh 6,700
  Chandigarh 6,400
  West Bengal 6,200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (789,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
216,000
Bagri
33,000
Haryanvi
9,000
Marwari
7,800
Garhwali
1,300
Dogri
1,000
Kumaoni
900
Saraiki
800
Kangri
500
Awadhi
500
Gujarati
500
Malvi
400
Mewari
400
Bengali
400
Bilaspuri
400
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (789,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 216,000
  Bagri 33,000
  Haryanvi 9,000
  Marwari 7,800
  Garhwali 1,300
  Dogri 1,000
  Kumaoni 900
  Saraiki 800
  Kangri 500
  Awadhi 500
  Gujarati 500
  Malvi 400
  Mewari 400
  Bengali 400
  Bilaspuri 400
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
0.06 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
99.94 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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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