Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) in India


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Introduction / History

The meaning of the name Bais is "one who occupies the soil." Rajput means "son of a ruler or king." The Rajput communities fall into the second highest caste of Hinduism, the Kshatriyas, one step below the Brahmins, the high priestly caste. Over the centuries, the Rajputs acquired land as a payment for their military service to the rulers of South Asia. They hold high prestige, but their position in society has diminished since India gained independence in 1947. Many have lost their land holdings.
The Bais Rajputs live in most regions of India. They are especially populous in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bais Rajputs generally do not do cultivation but have lower castes farm their land. Because many have lost their land after 1947, the Bais Rajputs have needed to look elsewhere for their livelihood. Some have become shop owners or common laborers. Bais Rajputs encourage their sons and daughters to obtain graduate degrees and enter careers like medicine, public administration, computer science, finance, and engineering.
Rajput women earn money through weaving, embroidery and by making of handkerchiefs. Taking care of children is primarily the women's responsibility among Rajputs. For women, toe-rings, nose-pins and glass bangles are common symbols for being married. Hindu Rajputs like the Bais marry within their group.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Forward caste Hindus like the Bais Rajpus often become devotees of several gods. Typically, Rajputs worship Shiva (the destroyer), Surya (the sun god), and Durga (the mother goddess). They also have patron gods to turn to for protection. They celebrate Dasahara, a festival dedicated to Durga. During this festival, they sacrifice a buffalo to celebrate this goddess' victory over a buffalo demon. To find spiritual answers, Hindus often turn to gurus.


What Are Their Needs?

Some Bais Rajput families need the chance to obtain advanced education so they can take on high paying jobs.


Prayer Points

Pray the Bais Rajputs would understand they can enjoy abundant life if they put their trust in Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Lord to intervene in Bais families, calling people to his side and blessing them in every way.
Pray for loving workers to go to the Bais Rajputs and discipling them in the ways of Christ.
Pray for a church planting movement to thrive in all Rajput communities including the Bais.


Scripture Prayers for the Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) in India.


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The Rajputs

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People Name General Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation RAHJ-put bess
Alternate Names राजपूत, बाइस (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 1,598,000
Population all Countries 1,603,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 32
People ID 20374
ROP3 Code 116158
ROP25 Code 306917
ROP25 Name Rajput
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
971,000
Bihar
158,000
Madhya Pradesh
86,000
Gujarat
72,000
Rajasthan
53,000
Chhattisgarh
49,000
Uttarakhand
42,000
Himachal Pradesh
34,000
West Bengal
26,000
Maharashtra
25,000
Jammu and Kashmir
20,000
Jharkhand
17,000
Andhra Pradesh
10,000
Delhi
9,300
Odisha
7,000
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 971,000
  Bihar 158,000
  Madhya Pradesh 86,000
  Gujarat 72,000
  Rajasthan 53,000
  Chhattisgarh 49,000
  Uttarakhand 42,000
  Himachal Pradesh 34,000
  West Bengal 26,000
  Maharashtra 25,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 20,000
  Jharkhand 17,000
  Andhra Pradesh 10,000
  Delhi 9,300
  Odisha 7,000
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (925,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 34
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
128,000
Gujarati
48,000
Awadhi
47,000
Marwari
35,000
Kanauji
34,000
Chhattisgarhi
15,000
Bundeli
15,000
Bengali
12,000
Kumaoni
11,000
Marathi
8,900
Dogri
8,600
Garhwali
7,600
Dhundari
7,500
Maithili
6,900
Pahari, Mahasu
6,600
Primary Language Hindi (925,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 34
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 128,000
  Gujarati 48,000
  Awadhi 47,000
  Marwari 35,000
  Kanauji 34,000
  Chhattisgarhi 15,000
  Bundeli 15,000
  Bengali 12,000
  Kumaoni 11,000
  Marathi 8,900
  Dogri 8,600
  Garhwali 7,600
  Dhundari 7,500
  Maithili 6,900
  Pahari, Mahasu 6,600
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

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