Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
435,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 435,000
World Population 647,700
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 21
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (334,000) Assam (90,000) Jharkhand (3,500)
Odisha (2,200) Andaman and Nicobar (1,400) Bihar (1,000)
Delhi (900) Chhattisgarh (500) Maharashtra (500)
Meghalaya (400) Arunachal Pradesh (300) Tripura (300)
Uttar Pradesh (300) Nagaland (300) Karnataka (100)
Uttarakhand (100) Madhya Pradesh (100) Manipur (60)
Mizoram (50) Rajasthan (40)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 21  (only 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (334,000) Assam (90,000)
Jharkhand (3,500) Odisha (2,200)
Andaman and Nicobar (1,400) Bihar (1,000)
Delhi (900) Chhattisgarh (500)
Maharashtra (500) Meghalaya (400)
Arunachal Pradesh (300) Tripura (300)
Uttar Pradesh (300) Nagaland (300)
Karnataka (100) Uttarakhand (100)
Madhya Pradesh (100) Manipur (60)
Mizoram (50) Rajasthan (40)
Primary Language: Bengali (323,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 11
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (66,000) Hindi (19,000) Kurux (1,800)
Santhali (1,600) Mundari (1,400) Amri Karbi (1,200)
Oriya (700) Maithili (400) Andaman Creole Hindi (200)
Kannada (20)
Primary Language: Bengali (323,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 11
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (66,000) Hindi (19,000)
Kurux (1,800) Santhali (1,600)
Mundari (1,400) Amri Karbi (1,200)
Oriya (700) Maithili (400)
Andaman Creole Hindi (200) Kannada (20)
Primary Language: Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible 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 General Ministry Resources
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
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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


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