Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) in India

The Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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The Rajputs

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Introduction / History

The Rajput Bhatti Hindus live primarily in northern India. They claim to be descendants of Yadu, the founder of the Yadava dynasty who ruled a kingdom for five hundred years in central India. The Bhatti are proud of the their military traditions. They often served as feudal lords and ruled over land areas under a ruling prince. The Rajput Bhatti are also known for building Hindu temples and large mansions that tourists can see today. The Bhatti consider themselves to be Kshatriyas, the second highest Varna or caste in Hinduism.

Indian independence from Britain in 1947 brought major changes to the Bhatti. Many still serve as officers and soldiers in the Indian Army. Many others have gone into occupations in administration, science, medicine, government, journalism, banking and trade. Today many Bhatti still own land and work as farmers and employ other lower castes as laborers.

The primary language of the Rajput Bhatti is Hindi. Since they value and obtain a higher education, most speak English as well. They also speak other regional languages of India.


Where Are they Located?

The Rajput Bhatti live throughout the nation of India. They are concentrated in the Indian states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh and in the capital territory of Delhi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Rajput Bhatti live diverse lives in modern India. Some live in cities and enjoy the conveniences of modern life while others still live in rural villages. The urban dwellers encourage their children to get university degrees and to enter professional careers.

Wheat is the main crop of Bhatti farmers. It is their main source of food along with seasonal fruits and vegetables. They also raise animals or meat and dairy products. Some Bhatti are vegetarians and others eat meat except for beef.

The Rajput Bhatti are endogamous, that is they marry within their group. Families arrange marriages within the consent of the young people. Unfortunately, rural Bhatti girls are frequently married off when they are young. Sons inherit the father's property with the eldest son receiving the parents' home.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Rajput Bhatti are some of India's most devout Hindus. Hinduism is the complex, ancient religion and culture of India. The one reality, Brahman, is worshipped and served in millions of different forms. The goal of Hinduism is release from the infinite cycle or being born and reborn, samsara. One gains this relief or Moksha through performing rituals and good deeds. Bhatti pay special attention to Ganesha, the god who removes obstacles and patron god of arts and sciences.

The Rajput Bhatti participate in the yearly Hindu festivals of Holi, the festival of colors, Diwali, the festival of lights and Navratri, the nine-day celebration in autumn.


What Are Their Needs?

The Rajput Bhatti are going through an identity crisis. They can no longer depend on land ownership or military careers, especially with the Indian government reserving prestigious jobs for "backward" (i.e., underprivileged) castes. Christians with the right skills can help them during this time of transition. Most of all, the Bhatti need to hear the gospel of Christ in a way they can understand.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Rajput Bhatti to increasingly grow in awareness of Jesus, his life and his sacrifice for them.
* Pray the Lord will give them a spiritual hunger, and then satisfy that hunger.
* Pray that these people will understand the value of becoming part of God's royal family.
* Pray for a Holy Spirit led humility for all Rajput communities to fall at the feet of the King of kings.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhatti_Rajput
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhati
geni.com/surnames/bhatti


Profile Source:   David Kugel  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2017-09-27
People Name General Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 853,000
World Population 853,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 17
Alternate Names Bargala Rajput, Bhati Rajput, राजपूत, भाटी
People ID 20381
ROP3 Code 116165
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 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Haryana
149,000
Delhi
133,000
Uttar Pradesh
118,000
Bihar
88,000
Punjab
68,000
Himachal Pradesh
55,000
Gujarat
52,000
Madhya Pradesh
43,000
Uttarakhand
35,000
Rajasthan
34,000
Maharashtra
18,000
West Bengal
17,000
Jammu and Kashmir
12,000
Jharkhand
10,000
Andhra Pradesh
7,200
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 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Haryana 149,000
  Delhi 133,000
  Uttar Pradesh 118,000
  Bihar 88,000
  Punjab 68,000
  Himachal Pradesh 55,000
  Gujarat 52,000
  Madhya Pradesh 43,000
  Uttarakhand 35,000
  Rajasthan 34,000
  Maharashtra 18,000
  West Bengal 17,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 12,000
  Jharkhand 10,000
  Andhra Pradesh 7,200
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (547,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 38
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
66,000
Gujarati
42,000
Bhojpuri
39,000
Marwari
26,000
Haryanvi
23,000
Mandeali
13,000
Mewari
13,000
Kumaoni
10,000
Garhwali
7,400
Pahari, Mahasu
7,300
Dogri
6,900
Bagri
6,600
Kangri
6,300
Dhundari
5,600
Bengali
4,400
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (547,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 38
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern 66,000
  Gujarati 42,000
  Bhojpuri 39,000
  Marwari 26,000
  Haryanvi 23,000
  Mandeali 13,000
  Mewari 13,000
  Kumaoni 10,000
  Garhwali 7,400
  Pahari, Mahasu 7,300
  Dogri 6,900
  Bagri 6,600
  Kangri 6,300
  Dhundari 5,600
  Bengali 4,400
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
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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 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 Akhtar Mehmood 
Video Source Asia Harvest
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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