Asari Viswakarma in India

The Viswakarma Asari have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

Do you ever need a handyman? The Viswakarma Asari peoples have subgroups that are stonemasons, blacksmiths, workers with other metals like gold or bronze, and those who make jewelry. They are a relatively new caste. The caste system has some flexibility, in that new castes can be created, and others can be discontinued or combined with others. According to their traditional belief, they are descendants of Vishvarkarman, a Hindu deity.


Ministry Obstacles

This group of people is dedicated to the Hindu religious system.


Outreach Ideas

The Viswakarma Asari people live in states like Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, and Karnataka where there is a church, and there are even local evangelists who can reach out to their Hindu neighbors.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray that the believers among the Viswakarma Asari people will be loving and bold as they share the blessings of Jesus Christ with their Hindu neighbors. Pray that they will walk in the fruit of the Holy Spirit, never giving way to discouragement or doubt.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Viswakarma Asari people a hunger and thirst for righteousness that will lead them to Jesus.
* Pray for Viswakarma Asari family leaders to be blessed by Jesus and recognize that their entire extended families need Him as well.
* Pray for a church planting movement to spread far and wide among the Viswakarma Asari people.


Scripture Prayers for the Viswakarma Asari in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-01-28
People Name General Viswakarma Asari
People Name in Country Viswakarma Asari
Pronunciation vish-vah-KAR-mah ah-sar-EE
Natural Name Asari Viswakarma
Natural Pronunciation ah-sar-EE vish-vah-KAR-mah
World Population 696,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 14
Alternate Names Aasari; Achari; Chettian; Kammalan; Marassari; Panchal; Perumkollar; Sthapathi; Viswabrahman; Viswakarma; विस्वाकर्मा असरी
People ID 21285
ROP3 Code 118108
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 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Kerala
371,000
Tamil Nadu
281,000
Karnataka
30,000
Puducherry
4,100
Maharashtra
3,600
Andhra Pradesh
3,200
Delhi
1,100
Telangana
900
Gujarat
300
Chhattisgarh
200
Odisha
100
West Bengal
100
Goa
100
Rajasthan
90
Jharkhand
60
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 19
  Kerala 371,000
  Tamil Nadu 281,000
  Karnataka 30,000
  Puducherry 4,100
  Maharashtra 3,600
  Andhra Pradesh 3,200
  Delhi 1,100
  Telangana 900
  Gujarat 300
  Chhattisgarh 200
  Odisha 100
  West Bengal 100
  Goa 100
  Rajasthan 90
  Jharkhand 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (377,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Tamil
303,000
Tulu
9,400
Kannada
6,400
Konkani
1,300
Telugu
900
Konkani, Goan
50
Primary Language Malayalam (377,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 303,000
  Tulu 9,400
  Kannada 6,400
  Konkani 1,300
  Telugu 900
  Konkani, Goan 50
People Groups Speaking Malayalam

Primary Language:  Malayalam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1968)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1829-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1841-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malayalam
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
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.
Photo Source Jitendra Vishwakarma 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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