Brahmin Karhada in India

The Brahmin Karhada have only been reported in India
Population
80,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Karhade (Karada) Brahmans in India mainly speak Marathi and Konkani. They are known for being good engineers and have maintained their skills in water cultivation and irrigation techniques. Many developed betel nut orchards. Their Brahman status has allowed them to enter many professional and business vocations.


Ministry Obstacles

Arya Durga is their main deity, and they keep an elegant statue of her in their temples. Karhade Brahmans believe that Arya Durga shines like the sun and gives them many treasures. Some believe she can dwell on the sun and that any radiance here on earth comes from her. They also believe in Shakti, the personification of God's energy through a female figure.


Outreach Ideas

The Karhade Brahmans are noted for participating in music and other art forms. They are also noted for being excellent chefs, according to Wikipedia. People who want to share Christ with them can have contact with them by participating alongside them in any of these art forms.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Christ in this Brahman community.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that the Karhade Brahmans will learn that Jesus is the Light of the World, who can bless them far more than any goddess. Pray they will seek and find Him.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-09-21
People Name General Brahmin Karhada
People Name in Country Brahmin Karhada
Population in India 80,000
World Population 80,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Badashastra, Devrukhe, Devrukhe Brahman, Devrukhe Brahmin, Karade Brahman, Karade Brahmin, Karhade, ब्रामिन, करहादा
People ID 19954
ROP3 Code 115730
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Maharashtra
(48,000)
Karnataka
(12,000)
Goa
(7,400)
Gujarat
(5,600)
Tamil Nadu
(1,900)
Telangana
(1,600)
Delhi
(1,200)
Andhra Pradesh
(1,100)
Kerala
(700)
West Bengal
(200)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Maharashtra (48,000)
  Karnataka (12,000)
  Goa (7,400)
  Gujarat (5,600)
  Tamil Nadu (1,900)
  Telangana (1,600)
  Delhi (1,200)
  Andhra Pradesh (1,100)
  Kerala (700)
  West Bengal (200)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (55,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Konkani, Goan
(9,600)
Gujarati
(5,500)
Kannada
(5,200)
Konkani
(2,700)
Hindi
(2,000)
Khandesi
(300)
People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (55,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Konkani, Goan (9,600)
  Gujarati (5,500)
  Kannada (5,200)
  Konkani (2,700)
  Hindi (2,000)
  Khandesi (300)
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1821-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
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 Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
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 Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
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 %
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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