The Veeramushti have cousin marriages. Divorce and marrying again are allowed but permission needed. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are buried in a sitting position.
On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They are Hindus.
The traditional work of the Veeramushti is related to acrobatics. Most of them are laborers now. They have a council of elders to look after them. They have a nomadic lifestyle and have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.
The Veeramushti in Orissa are mostly vegetarians. They too have a low level of education, that is due to poverty.
* Scripture Prayers for the Viramushti in India.
* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.
* Pray that they will not live in poverty.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Viramushti|
|People Name in Country||Viramushti|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Bhadrapad; Bhadrapada; Nettibutala; Nettikotala; Veer; Veera Mushti; Veera Musti; Veerabhatulu; Veeramushti; Vir; Virabhat; Virabhatulu; विरअमूष्टि|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Telugu (41,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||tel Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Telugu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1818-1989)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Father's Love Letter|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Telugu|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Telugu|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Pearl of Great Price|
|Film / Video||The Story|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|