Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-06
People Name General Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation SOO-trahd-har
Population this Country 182,000
Population all Countries 676,000
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 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Dhaka
66,000
Sylhet
35,000
Chittagong
29,000
Rajshahi
24,000
Khulna
21,000
Rangpur
4,400
Barisal
2,400
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Dhaka 66,000
  Sylhet 35,000
  Chittagong 29,000
  Rajshahi 24,000
  Khulna 21,000
  Rangpur 4,400
  Barisal 2,400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (153,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
30,000
Chittagonian
5,000
Bishnupuriya
900
Assamese
600
Kok Borok
400
Primary Language Bengali (153,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 30,000
  Chittagonian 5,000
  Bishnupuriya 900
  Assamese 600
  Kok Borok 400
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  (1809-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Idshivam09 - Pixabay  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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