Brahmin Audich in India


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Introduction / History

The history of the Brahmin Audichya begins over 1000 years ago. A king in the western Indian state of Gujarat invited Brahmins from the north to help him rule his kingdom. The word "Audichya" means northern person. Over 1000 Brahmin families accepted his invitation and became known at the Audichya Brahmins. The king rewarded these Brahmins with gifts of land and high positions in his court and government.

The majority of the Audich continue to live in Gujarat. They encourage their sons and daughters to obtain graduate degrees and achieve leadership in business, in education, in science and in religious service. Many Audich continue their traditional roles as being Hindu priests and scholars. Some Audich still own large tracks of land that is cultivated by lower castes.

The primary language of the Audich is Guajarati. As educated Indians, they also speak English, Hindi and other regional languages.


Where Are they Located?

Most of Brahmin Audich live in Gujarat. Smaller groups live in other regions of India and Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Brahmins have the highest rank in the caste system of Hinduism. The Audich marry only within their Brahmin caste but will not marry within their clan or family. Families arrange weddings with the consent of the young people. Adult marriage is the norm. Weddings are elaborate rituals lasting days. The newly married couple generally lives near or with the groom's parents.

The Audich are vegetarians who do not consume alcohol. Their main foods are rice, curries, millet, sorghum, vegetables and dairy products.

Caste councils promote their interests and decide legal disputes in the Audich communities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Audichya practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that be performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The Audich visit and serve at Hindu temples. They offer prayers, food, flowers and incense to their gods.

The main yearly holidays of the Audich people are Holi, the festival of colors, Diwali, the festival of lights and Navratri, the celebration of autumn. The Audich, as Brahmins, frequently officiate at the festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Brahmin Audichya need to hear the life-changing message of Jesus Christ in a way they can understand. They must be humbled to see themselves as lost sinners in need of a Savior. They need to see that only Jesus can offer them forgiveness for their sins, not the rituals or practices of Hinduism.


Prayer Points

* Pray for Christ to reveal Himself to Brahmin Audich leaders.
* Pray for Holy Spirit directed Christ followers to go to Brahmin Audich communities.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge in every Brahmin Audich community.
* Pray for many to be prompted to faithfully pray for Brahmin Audich.


References

http://vabs.co.in/history.aspx
audichyabrahmansamaj.in/home/about_us


Profile Source:   David Kugel  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-02
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-09-12
People Name General Brahmin Audich
People Name in Country Brahmin Audich
Population in India 483,000
World Population 484,400
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Astasahasram Brahman, Astasahasram Brahmin, Audichaya Brahman, Audichaya Brahmin, Barad, Bavisa, Bhavsargar, Ennayirattar, Smartha Brahman, Smartha Brahmin, ब्रामिन, औदिच
People ID 19929
ROP3 Code 115698
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Gujarat
403,000
Rajasthan
41,000
Madhya Pradesh
25,000
Maharashtra
6,800
Tamil Nadu
2,700
Karnataka
1,100
Daman and Diu
900
Delhi
600
West Bengal
500
Jharkhand
400
Telangana
300
Odisha
200
Dadra and Nagar Have
200
Uttar Pradesh
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Gujarat 403,000
  Rajasthan 41,000
  Madhya Pradesh 25,000
  Maharashtra 6,800
  Tamil Nadu 2,700
  Karnataka 1,100
  Daman and Diu 900
  Delhi 600
  West Bengal 500
  Jharkhand 400
  Telangana 300
  Odisha 200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 200
  Uttar Pradesh 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (379,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Hindi
83,000
Marwari
9,200
Malvi
3,200
Wagdi
2,600
Mewari
2,600
Marathi
1,700
Saurashtra
1,300
Dhundari
500
Telugu
100
Shekhawati
80
Primary Language Gujarati (379,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 83,000
  Marwari 9,200
  Malvi 3,200
  Wagdi 2,600
  Mewari 2,600
  Marathi 1,700
  Saurashtra 1,300
  Dhundari 500
  Telugu 100
  Shekhawati 80
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
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 %
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Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source David Kugel  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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