Rajput unspecified (Sikh traditions) in India


Population
978,000
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 unspecified (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 978,000
World Population 979,300
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 19
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 35
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
522,000
Rajasthan
88,000
Uttar Pradesh
80,000
Haryana
75,000
Delhi
46,000
Maharashtra
30,000
Uttarakhand
28,000
Jammu and Kashmir
20,000
Madhya Pradesh
18,000
Himachal Pradesh
12,000
Gujarat
9,300
West Bengal
7,300
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 35  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 522,000
  Rajasthan 88,000
  Uttar Pradesh 80,000
  Haryana 75,000
  Delhi 46,000
  Maharashtra 30,000
  Uttarakhand 28,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 20,000
  Madhya Pradesh 18,000
  Himachal Pradesh 12,000
  Gujarat 9,300
  West Bengal 7,300
  Chhattisgarh 6,700
  Chandigarh 6,400
  Karnataka 5,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (722,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
203,000
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
Mewari
400
Malvi
400
Bilaspuri
400
Bengali
400
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (722,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 203,000
  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
  Mewari 400
  Malvi 400
  Bilaspuri 400
  Bengali 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 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 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
0.07 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
99.93 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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