Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
419,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Carpentry has been the traditional source of livelihood for this community. Remarriage of a female divorcee or widow is not permissible in some areas. All children inherit property equally. Their statutory council plans and implements welfare and development activities. The majority are followers of the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism, but some are Shakta. 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 worship.


Ministry Obstacles

Hinduism produces an environment of much spiritual darkness, making it difficult for the light of the Gospel to penetrate.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the youth of the Sutradhar community will discover the availability of the Jesus film, Gospel recordings and scripture on the Internet. Pray they will view and listen to these and will be given understanding.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Sutradhar community have identified themselves as Christians to the census of India. It's possible there are a few secret believers. However, it's not too early to pray for the many who will someday come to saving faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for improving literacy rates for this community, especially for the youth, and also for the development of skills that will make people employable.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 419,000
World Population 629,700
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9 to 11
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Alita, Chhutar, Chhutor, Kalita, Karanga, Karga, Kashyap, Koraga, Sutihar, सूत्रधार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18194
ROP3 Code 113709
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 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
(321,000)
Assam
(86,000)
Jharkhand
(3,400)
Odisha
(2,200)
Andaman and Nicobar
(1,300)
Bihar
(1,000)
Delhi
(900)
Maharashtra
(500)
Chhattisgarh
(500)
Meghalaya
(400)
Arunachal Pradesh
(300)
Uttar Pradesh
(300)
Tripura
(300)
Nagaland
(300)
Karnataka
(100)
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 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal (321,000)
  Assam (86,000)
  Jharkhand (3,400)
  Odisha (2,200)
  Andaman and Nicobar (1,300)
  Bihar (1,000)
  Delhi (900)
  Maharashtra (500)
  Chhattisgarh (500)
  Meghalaya (400)
  Arunachal Pradesh (300)
  Uttar Pradesh (300)
  Tripura (300)
  Nagaland (300)
  Karnataka (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (325,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Assamese
(65,000)
Hindi
(20,000)
Amri Karbi
(1,200)
Santhali
(1,200)
Odia
(700)
Maithili
(400)
Kurux
(300)
Mundari
(200)
Andaman Creole Hindi
(200)
Kannada
(20)
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (325,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Assamese (65,000)
  Hindi (20,000)
  Amri Karbi (1,200)
  Santhali (1,200)
  Odia (700)
  Maithili (400)
  Kurux (300)
  Mundari (200)
  Andaman Creole Hindi (200)
  Kannada (20)
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 of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
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 Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
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 Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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