Rajput Sengar in India

The Rajput Sengar have only been reported in India
Population
394,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
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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 394,000
World Population 394,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names राजपूत, सेंगर
People ID 20431
ROP3 Code 116121
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
238,000
Madhya Pradesh
64,000
Bihar
27,000
Gujarat
17,000
Uttarakhand
11,000
Himachal Pradesh
7,500
Rajasthan
7,500
West Bengal
4,700
Maharashtra
4,500
Jammu and Kashmir
3,400
Jharkhand
2,700
Chhattisgarh
1,400
Andhra Pradesh
1,400
Delhi
1,300
Punjab
1,000
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 20
  Uttar Pradesh 238,000
  Madhya Pradesh 64,000
  Bihar 27,000
  Gujarat 17,000
  Uttarakhand 11,000
  Himachal Pradesh 7,500
  Rajasthan 7,500
  West Bengal 4,700
  Maharashtra 4,500
  Jammu and Kashmir 3,400
  Jharkhand 2,700
  Chhattisgarh 1,400
  Andhra Pradesh 1,400
  Delhi 1,300
  Punjab 1,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (268,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
49,000
Kanauji
22,000
Gujarati
15,000
Marwari
7,100
Awadhi
4,000
Garhwali
4,000
Dogri
3,300
Malvi
3,300
Bundeli
3,100
Dhundari
1,700
Merwari
1,700
Maithili
1,700
Bagheli
1,500
Pahari, Mahasu
1,400
Kumaoni
1,400
Other 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 7,100
  Awadhi 4,000
  Garhwali 4,000
  Dogri 3,300
  Malvi 3,300
  Bundeli 3,100
  Dhundari 1,700
  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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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 %
Video Source Asia Harvest
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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