Bania, Barahseni in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bania, Barahseni only in India
Population
116,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

"I believe I can attain new horizons in my career. I know I can take your company to the highest possible level! My scholastic achievement at the Uttar Pradesh Technical University prepared me so I can meet all your greatest demands." Abhishek, a young Barahseni entrepreneur, firmly believed what he said at his job interview for employment as a Telecommunications Manager at a large company in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Barahseni people, also known as Varshney, are well recognized as prestigious businessmen, bankers, prominent landowners, professionals and civil service workers who live primarily in Uttar Pradesh. They have taken their skills to several other parts of the world where many of them are financially very successful. They also are known to make generous contributions to charity.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their Hindu heritage is connected to Akrura who is described as the commander in chief of the Varshney dynasty and a great devotee of Lord Krishna, an important Hindu god who is portrayed as youthful with supreme powers. There are almost no followers of Christ among these highly successful people.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will bring committed believers to open the eyes and ears of the Barahseni people so that they can learn about the wisdom, truth, and love found in the person of Jesus Christ.
* Pray that they will desire to serve the true God who has given them many gifts.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-08
People Name General Bania, Barahseni
People Name in Country Bania, Barahseni
Population in India 116,000
World Population 116,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names बनिया, बारहसेनी
People ID 19692
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: 2
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh (115,000) Uttarakhand (200)
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: 2
Uttar Pradesh (115,000) Uttarakhand (200)
Primary Language: Hindi (80,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 4
Secondary Languages:
Braj Bhasha (22,000) Awadhi (7,000) Kanauji (2,100)
Primary Language: Hindi (80,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 4
Secondary Languages:
Braj Bhasha (22,000) Awadhi (7,000)
Kanauji (2,100)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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