Rajput, Sengar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Rajput, Sengar only in India
Population
409,000
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Evangelical
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The Rajputs

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Introduction / History

The Sengar (or Sangar) are one of the Rajput Kshatriya clans. The exact lineage of Sengar or Sangar is Rishivansh. According to an ancient story, the father of Lord Rama, Raja Dashrath, had given his daughter 'Shanta' to Shringi Rishi. The lineage created from that marriage is Sengar Rajput. A possible derivation of the 'Sengar' name is (apart from 'Shringi Rishi' or from that of the King Sengar Chand) 'Chattis-Kul-Singar' (the ornament or grand focal point).

After a long time and because of the growing influence of Islam, many Sengars emigrated from North India. Because of the local language and area the term 'Sengar' became 'Sanghar', 'Sangar' and 'Sanghare' (Sanghare are found in Maharastra). Sengar Rajputs mostly migrated to the south and are also found in Sri Lanka.

In the 1st century Sengar Rajputs went to Central India (Ujjain-Madhya Pradesh). There they joined the army of King Vikramaditya.

In the 3rd century they went to Kutch-Gujarat with the army of King Vikramaditya. There the term 'Sengar' was totally replaced by 'Sangar' or 'Sanghar." One story behind the use of the term 'Sangar' is that when Vikram Aditya's Sengar army stayed in Kachchh in 3rd century the army's leader was Sengar. In Kachchh the Kshatriya Rajput clans made up one group, or 'Sangh'. This group of Rajputs became known as 'Sanghar.' With the passage of time 'Sanghar' became a clan or caste name.


Where Are they Located?

They are mainly found in Kachchh-gujrat, Pakistan (where they are now Muslim) and in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh in India. Sanghar people live in Kachchh-Vagad, Saurastra and Jamnagar-Gujrat.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This Sanghar people believe in Jakh Dada (Yaksh Dev). Jakh Dada was a 'gana' or attendant of Lord Shiva. In Kachchh Jakh Dada was believed to have saved this caste around the 7th century, and since then the Sanghar have believed in Jakh Dada.

Jakh Dada's temple is situated in the village of Kadbhit, Nakhtrana- Kachchh. Every year Sanghar people and all of Kachchi celebrate the festival of Jakh Dada. This festival is the second largest in Gujrat.


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People Name General Rajput, Sengar
People Name in Country Rajput, Sengar
Population in India 409,000
World Population 409,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names राजपूत, सेंगर
People ID 20431
ROP3 Code 116121
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
(247,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(66,000)
Bihar
(28,000)
Gujarat
(17,000)
Uttarakhand
(12,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(7,800)
Rajasthan
(7,800)
West Bengal
(4,900)
Maharashtra
(4,700)
Jammu and Kashmir
(3,600)
Jharkhand
(2,800)
Chhattisgarh
(1,500)
Andhra Pradesh
(1,400)
Delhi
(1,400)
Punjab
(1,100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 20
  Uttar Pradesh (247,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (66,000)
  Bihar (28,000)
  Gujarat (17,000)
  Uttarakhand (12,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (7,800)
  Rajasthan (7,800)
  West Bengal (4,900)
  Maharashtra (4,700)
  Jammu and Kashmir (3,600)
  Jharkhand (2,800)
  Chhattisgarh (1,500)
  Andhra Pradesh (1,400)
  Delhi (1,400)
  Punjab (1,100)
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Primary Language Hindi (268,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
(49,000)
Kanauji
(22,000)
Gujarati
(15,000)
Marwari
(6,700)
Awadhi
(4,000)
Garhwali
(4,000)
Dogri
(3,300)
Bundeli
(3,100)
Malvi
(3,000)
Dhundari
(2,000)
Merwari
(1,700)
Maithili
(1,700)
Bagheli
(1,500)
Pahari, Mahasu
(1,400)
Kumaoni
(1,400)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (268,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri (49,000)
  Kanauji (22,000)
  Gujarati (15,000)
  Marwari (6,700)
  Awadhi (4,000)
  Garhwali (4,000)
  Dogri (3,300)
  Bundeli (3,100)
  Malvi (3,000)
  Dhundari (2,000)
  Merwari (1,700)
  Maithili (1,700)
  Bagheli (1,500)
  Pahari, Mahasu (1,400)
  Kumaoni (1,400)
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
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
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 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 %
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