Brahmin Kanaujia in India


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Introduction / History

The Kanyakubja Brahmins receive their name from Kanauj, an ancient city of northern India. The Brahmins are the highest of the four main castes of Hinduism. The Brahmins are the priests, teachers and keepers of the sacred traditions of Hinduism. The Kanyakubja descend from royalty and large landowners of the colonial period. Today the Kanyakubja Brahmins work at the highest level of society in medicine, government, law and business.


Where Are they Located?

The Kanyakubja Brahmins primarily live in the states of north central India. They also live in smaller numbers western and eastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kanyakubja Brahmins often live two lives. On one hand they engage in modern Indian society and on the other practice and teach the ancient beliefs of Hinduism as revealed in the Vedas. The Vedas are the earliest Hindu writings and were written in Sanskrit dating back to 1500 BC. Most Kanyakubja are strict vegetarians. They practice monogamy or marriage to one spouse. They speak Hindi and other regional languages. They desire that their children pursue higher education and attain careers as priests, teachers or other respected professionals. Women can inherit property and have higher status than most Indian women.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kanyakubja not only practice Hinduism but also teach it to other Indians. They take the lead in Hindu festivals and control the temples of their religion.

Being a Hindu and Brahmin is an essential part of their identity. Hinduism is Dharma or a way of life to them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Lord would humble the Kanyakubja Brahmins and they would see themselves as sinners in need of the Savior.
* Pray other Indian Christians would reach out and build friendships with the Kanyakubja Brahmins.
* Pray the Kanjakubja would hear a clear presentation of the gospel, believe it and become teachers of the Bible not the Vedas of Hinduism.


Profile Source:   David Kugel  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-03
People Name General Brahmin Kanaujia
People Name in Country Brahmin Kanaujia
Population in India 4,166,000
World Population 4,179,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 83
Alternate Names Antarvedi, Babaji, Bahun, Bajey, Brahman Terai, Brahmin Terai, Dasakula, Kanaujia, Kankubia, Kanyakubja, Maharaj, Panditji, Satakula, ब्रह्मन, कनौजिअ
People ID 19951
ROP3 Code 115727
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 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
2,389,000
Bihar
458,000
West Bengal
363,000
Madhya Pradesh
225,000
Maharashtra
188,000
Rajasthan
80,000
Karnataka
67,000
Jharkhand
65,000
Gujarat
58,000
Himachal Pradesh
53,000
Uttarakhand
51,000
Assam
47,000
Odisha
45,000
Chhattisgarh
27,000
Delhi
26,000
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 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 2,389,000
  Bihar 458,000
  West Bengal 363,000
  Madhya Pradesh 225,000
  Maharashtra 188,000
  Rajasthan 80,000
  Karnataka 67,000
  Jharkhand 65,000
  Gujarat 58,000
  Himachal Pradesh 53,000
  Uttarakhand 51,000
  Assam 47,000
  Odisha 45,000
  Chhattisgarh 27,000
  Delhi 26,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (2,793,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 40
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kanauji
442,000
Awadhi
347,000
Bengali
199,000
Bhojpuri
118,000
Marathi
115,000
Gujarati
61,000
Maithili
38,000
Odia
31,000
Dhundari
30,000
Bundeli
27,000
Kumaoni
18,000
Assamese
16,000
Konkani, Goan
14,000
Chhattisgarhi
12,000
Garhwali
11,000
Primary Language Hindi (2,793,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 40
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kanauji 442,000
  Awadhi 347,000
  Bengali 199,000
  Bhojpuri 118,000
  Marathi 115,000
  Gujarati 61,000
  Maithili 38,000
  Odia 31,000
  Dhundari 30,000
  Bundeli 27,000
  Kumaoni 18,000
  Assamese 16,000
  Konkani, Goan 14,000
  Chhattisgarhi 12,000
  Garhwali 11,000
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
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 (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 Father's 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
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 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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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