Kshatriya Mahratta in India

The Kshatriya Mahratta have only been reported in India
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The name Mahratha comes from the word invincible. From that comes the Mahratta peoples, who once ruled a mighty empire that challenged the British Empire in the 18th century.

They have a proud military history and have had good status for many centuries. Marathi is their language. They usually read and write in Devanagari. The Mahrattas have several subgroups, one of which is the Kshatriya. This group lives in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work mainly in agriculture and in the sale of crops. Some work in business, government service or as day laborers. They have a council of elders to look after their interests. They believe in education and modern medicines.

They usually marry their cousins. Widowers and the divorced can marry again. They cremate their dead. Sons inherit the property after the father dies.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kshatriya Mahratta people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

This Hindu people needs to put their faith in the King of kings and Lord of lords.


Prayer Points

Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to him.

Pray that gospel materials will lead entire Kshatriya Mahratta families into life-giving faith in Jesus Christ.

Pray for a prayer movement for the Kshatriya Mahratta, followed by Christian workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Mahratta Kshatriya in India.


References

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

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2020/04/19


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mahratta Kshatriya
People Name in Country Mahratta Kshatriya
Natural Name Kshatriya Mahratta
Population this Country 66,000
Population all Countries 66,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names महरातटा क्षत्रिया
People ID 21190
ROP3 Code 118012
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Gujarat
39,000
Goa
17,000
Madhya Pradesh
8,500
Dadra and Nagar Have
900
Daman and Diu
300
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Gujarat 39,000
  Goa 17,000
  Madhya Pradesh 8,500
  Dadra and Nagar Have 900
  Daman and Diu 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (40,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
8,100
Hindi
3,300
Konkani, Goan
3,000
Konkani
1,500
Ahirani
400
Primary Language Marathi (40,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati 8,100
  Hindi 3,300
  Konkani, Goan 3,000
  Konkani 1,500
  Ahirani 400
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
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General Gospel website in this language General / Other
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more