Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


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Introduction / History

Sutradhar means "thread holder." Art museums worldwide display woodworks of these gifted people. They are of a low Hindu carpenter caste. High caste Brahmins will not even take water from them, because they believe it will pollute them.


Where Are they Located?

The Hindu Sutradjar people live in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Sutradhar people are highly skilled as woodwork craftsmen. They carve door designs, windows, boats, temple walls, and agricultural tools. The furniture industry has brought changes to how Sutradhar people live and work. Many now work under entrepreneurs in urban cities. Others who are novices do not do as well and can barely survive.

Bangladeshi people harass Sutradhar people and take their land without authority. This causes continual tension on many fronts.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Vishwakarma is their patron deity and Lakshmi their family deity. Kali, Shani, etc. are village deities. Dakshineswar, Tarakeshwar, Puri, etc. are pilgrimage centers. A Brahmin priest serves to perform birth, marriage and death rites, as well as leading them in worship of Hindu gods.


What Are Their Needs?

Although written, audio, and visual Bible resources exist in the Bangladeshi language, there are no known believes among the Sutradhar people. Their greatest need is to know Almighty God who gave His life to pay the full penalty for all of their sins.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh.

* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Sutradhar people.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Sutradhar people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.
* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Sutradhar people.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/hindu-sutradhar-people/
http://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=49040


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-25
People Name General Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
World Population 653,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Alita, Chhutar, Chhutor, Kalita, Karanga, Karga, Kashyap, Koraga, Sutihar, सूत्रधार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18194
ROP3 Code 113709
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Dhaka
81,000
Rajshahi
50,000
Chittagong
41,000
Sylhet
20,000
Khulna
16,000
Rangpur
3,300
Barisal
2,300
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Dhaka 81,000
  Rajshahi 50,000
  Chittagong 41,000
  Sylhet 20,000
  Khulna 16,000
  Rangpur 3,300
  Barisal 2,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (170,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
12,000
Chittagonian
3,100
Bishnupuriya
600
Tippera
300
Assamese
200
Primary Language Bengali (170,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 12,000
  Chittagonian 3,100
  Bishnupuriya 600
  Tippera 300
  Assamese 200
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2000)
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 - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2019  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.