Shinde Mahratta in India

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

Introduction / History

Mahrattas were famous for being warriors, including the Shinde sub group. Today they mainly work in agriculture or business. Almost all of the Shinde Mahrattas still in in their original homeland which we now call Maharashtra.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Shinde 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 Shinde 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 Shinde council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to him.

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

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


Scripture Prayers for the Mahratta Shinde 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  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-05-29
People Name General Mahratta Shinde
People Name in Country Mahratta Shinde
Natural Name Shinde Mahratta
Pronunciation SHIN-deh mah-RAH-tah
Population this Country 655,000
Population all Countries 655,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 13
Alternate Names महरातटा शिंदे
People ID 21192
ROP3 Code 118014
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 4
Largest States
Maharashtra
632,000
Goa
10,000
Karnataka
6,700
Gujarat
1,000
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 4
  Maharashtra 632,000
  Goa 10,000
  Karnataka 6,700
  Gujarat 1,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (432,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Konkani
54,000
Hindi
31,000
Khandesi
15,000
Konkani, Goan
13,000
Ahirani
7,500
Kannada
1,200
Primary Language Marathi (432,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Konkani 54,000
  Hindi 31,000
  Khandesi 15,000
  Konkani, Goan 13,000
  Ahirani 7,500
  Kannada 1,200
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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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
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General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
2.43 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.06 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.51 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Ratnadipshinde - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more