Viswakarma Asari in India

The Viswakarma Asari have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Viswakarma in Tamil Nadu speak, read and write in Tamil. They are vegetarians and they eat rice. Hinduism is their religion. They practice marriage between cousins. Widowers can marry again. They have a caste council to look after them. Boys study to college level. Metal cutting and jewelry making are their main occupations. They use family planning and modern medicines.

In Pondicherry, the Viswakarma arrange marriages by discussion. There are birth and marriage rituals. Divorce and marrying again for the bereaved are allowed. Monogamy is the way for them. The dead are buried. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father with the oldest becoming in charge of the home. They are not vegetarians. They speak read and write in Tamil and Telugu.

In Karnataka they speak, read and write in Kannada. Girls study to secondary level while boys study further. They are vegetarians in that location. The women are usually sterilized. Two children for them tends to be the custom.

In Kerala, the Viswakarma speak, read and write in Tamil and Malayalam.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the leaders of the Viswakarma caste councils will give their lives to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Viswakarma Asari
People Name in Country Viswakarma Asari
Population in India 702,000
World Population 702,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 14
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Aasari, Achari, Chettian, Kammalan, Marassari, Panchal, Perumkollar, Sthapathi, Viswabrahman, Viswakarma
People ID 21285
ROP3 Code 118108
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 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Kerala
375,000
Tamil Nadu
284,000
Karnataka
30,000
Puducherry
4,200
Maharashtra
3,600
Andhra Pradesh
3,200
Delhi
1,100
Telangana
900
Gujarat
300
Chhattisgarh
200
West Bengal
100
Odisha
100
Goa
100
Rajasthan
90
Jharkhand
70
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 19
  Kerala 375,000
  Tamil Nadu 284,000
  Karnataka 30,000
  Puducherry 4,200
  Maharashtra 3,600
  Andhra Pradesh 3,200
  Delhi 1,100
  Telangana 900
  Gujarat 300
  Chhattisgarh 200
  West Bengal 100
  Odisha 100
  Goa 100
  Rajasthan 90
  Jharkhand 70
Website South Asia Peoples

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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
6,300
Konkani
1,300
Telugu
900
Konkani, Goan
50
Other People Groups Speaking Malayalam
Primary Language Malayalam (377,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 303,000
  Tulu 9,400
  Kannada 6,300
  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  (1841-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 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 Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: മലയാളം - Malayalam
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 %
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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