Brahmin Sanadhya in India


Population
2,708,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sanadhya Brahmin of India speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. Adhya means wealth and the Brahman or Brahmin are regarded as the highest priestly caste in India. The Sanadhya Brahmin are vegetarians and also will not eat certain vegetables such as carrots and onions. Sons get equal amounts of the inheritance with the oldest son taking charge of the home. The women do housework and are involved in religious activities.

The Sanadhya Brahmin are priests by tradition and get money through cultivation of the land. They also work in government and private services and in business among other work. There are politicians among them. They believe in modern medicine and family planning.

The Sanadhya Brahmin live in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi and they are endogamous. This means they do not marry outside of their group.

In Madhya Pradesh, the Sanadhya Brahmin have caste councils that judge in disputes and they are Hindus who also worship village gods. They are making good sales in regard to agricultural products. Some are teachers and they are priests at birth and marriage ceremonies.

In Delhi, the Sanadhya Brahmin work for the government and many are businessmen as well and some are in other work. They are priests also.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Sanadhya Brahmin dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that with being a high caste pride will not get in their way of them coming to Christianity.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Brahmin Sanadhya
People Name in Country Brahmin Sanadhya
Population in India 2,708,000
World Population 2,708,500
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 54
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Brahman Terai, Brahmin Terai, Das Ghor Sanadhya, Sadeteen Ghor Sanadhya, Sanadh, Sanadhiya, Sanadva, Sanadva Brahman, Sanadva Brahmin, ब्रामिन, सनाध्या
People ID 19975
ROP3 Code 115756
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 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
1,396,000
Madhya Pradesh
424,000
Rajasthan
371,000
Maharashtra
169,000
Karnataka
79,000
Gujarat
56,000
Uttarakhand
53,000
Odisha
45,000
Himachal Pradesh
35,000
Punjab
23,000
Haryana
19,000
Delhi
17,000
Chhattisgarh
17,000
Chandigarh
1,800
Telangana
800
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 18
  Uttar Pradesh 1,396,000
  Madhya Pradesh 424,000
  Rajasthan 371,000
  Maharashtra 169,000
  Karnataka 79,000
  Gujarat 56,000
  Uttarakhand 53,000
  Odisha 45,000
  Himachal Pradesh 35,000
  Punjab 23,000
  Haryana 19,000
  Delhi 17,000
  Chhattisgarh 17,000
  Chandigarh 1,800
  Telangana 800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (1,993,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 37
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marathi
150,000
Awadhi
81,000
Dhundari
70,000
Kannada
56,000
Kanauji
54,000
Gujarati
49,000
Marwari
43,000
Odia
29,000
Konkani
25,000
Bundeli
24,000
Braj Bhasha
21,000
Shekhawati
16,000
Kumaoni
16,000
Garhwali
16,000
Punjabi, Eastern
14,000
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (1,993,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 37
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marathi 150,000
  Awadhi 81,000
  Dhundari 70,000
  Kannada 56,000
  Kanauji 54,000
  Gujarati 49,000
  Marwari 43,000
  Odia 29,000
  Konkani 25,000
  Bundeli 24,000
  Braj Bhasha 21,000
  Shekhawati 16,000
  Kumaoni 16,000
  Garhwali 16,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 14,000
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 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 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 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 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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