Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) in India


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

Subgroups: 7

Subgroup Name Population
Barendra 28,000
Kulin 28,000
Moulik 28,000
Rarhi 28,000
Koraga 22,000
Bar Kalita 700
Saru Kalita 700

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.


Prayer Focus

Very few of the Sutradhar community are followers of Jesus. Pray for the many who will someday come to saving faith. Pray for improving literacy rates for this community, especially for the youth, and also for the development of skills that will make people employable.


Scripture Prayers for the Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation SOO-trahd-har
Population this Country 501,000
Population all Countries 690,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Alita; Chhutar; Chhutor; Kalita; Karanga; Karga; Kashyap; Koraga; Sutihar; सूत्रधार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18194
ROP3 Code 113709
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
408,000
Assam
75,000
Jharkhand
4,200
Odisha
2,600
Andaman and Nicobar
1,600
Bihar
1,200
Delhi
1,000
Maharashtra
600
Chhattisgarh
600
Arunachal Pradesh
400
Meghalaya
300
Tripura
300
Uttar Pradesh
300
Nagaland
300
Uttarakhand
100
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 408,000
  Assam 75,000
  Jharkhand 4,200
  Odisha 2,600
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,600
  Bihar 1,200
  Delhi 1,000
  Maharashtra 600
  Chhattisgarh 600
  Arunachal Pradesh 400
  Meghalaya 300
  Tripura 300
  Uttar Pradesh 300
  Nagaland 300
  Uttarakhand 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (337,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Assamese
54,000
Hindi
31,000
Maithili
800
Amri Karbi
800
Odia
800
Kurux
300
Santhali
200
Mundari
200
Andaman Hindi Creole
200
Kannada
20
Primary Language Bengali (337,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Assamese 54,000
  Hindi 31,000
  Maithili 800
  Amri Karbi 800
  Odia 800
  Kurux 300
  Santhali 200
  Mundari 200
  Andaman Hindi Creole 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  (1809-2022)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well Create International
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Idshivam09 - Pixabay 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more