Kayastha Mathur in India

The Kayastha Mathur have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

Kayastha or Kayasth (meaning scribe or administrator) is an upper caste of India. The Kayasth are usually addressed by a number of synonyms like Lala, Lalli, Lal, Kaith, Kact or Kayath. Other Kayastha groups are found in Maharashtra and South India. Mathur is one of the sub-group of the Kayastha’s caste.

According to the Hindu theology Lord Brahma, the Creator, created Lord Chitragupta out of his own body. When Lord Brahma created the four caste groupings, in the midst of his meditation he found in front of him a radiant human figure holding a pen and an inkpot in his hands as well as a sword girdled to his waist. He formed him out of his own body and named him Kayastha. As a result, reading and writing has been the hereditary occupation of the Kayasthas, the descendants of Lord Chitragupta, and in all governmental institutions.


Where Are they Located?

The Kayasth is described as one who is an inhabitant of Kaayadesh, the region between the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers of north India and many of them can be found living in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat, three of India’s least reached states.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The customary occupation of the Kayasth has always been in royal court (pre-colonial time), government or private sectors like village clerks or accountants. We can find most nowadays occupy various levels of government and private services. Some of them are teachers, defense personnel, doctors, engineers, lawyers, academicians and other professionals.
Kayastha is one of the relatively educated Indian group. Most of them are high school graduates and college educated. Education is highly valued within this group and their literacy levels usually are very high. Some only marry within their caste/group only.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mathur Kayastha people practice Hinduism, the dominant religion of India. The Kayasth celebrate all major Hindu festivals and often hire a Brahman priest to perform their lifecycle rituals like birth, marriage and death. Many of them worship all gods and goddesses. However, it is the god Chitragupta who comes in for special reverence as their divine progenitor and community deity. They also practice ancestor worship.


What Are Their Needs?

This group of people is highly educated, influential people especially in the government sector. Most are well-off economically, but their spiritual lives are not centered on Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kayastha Mathur in India.

* Pray for the lives and culture of the Mathur Kayastha people to see God’s eternal beyond their present success.
* Pray for gospel workers’ safety and ability to derive strategic plan to locate and to influence the Mathur Kayastha, in order to meet their deep spiritual needs and to reveal God’s provisions for them.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Mathur Kayastha people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.


References

https://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/1788023
https://www.quora.com/Are-all-mathur-caste-people-SC
https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/kayasth/
https://www.kayasthamatrimony.com/mathur-grooms
https://sites.google.com/site/bombaymathur/articles/kayasthas-kshatriyas-or-shudras
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathur_(subcaste)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayastha
https://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/746451


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kayastha Mathur
People Name in Country Kayastha Mathur
World Population 35,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kact; Kaith; Kayashtha; Kayasth; Kayath; Lala; Mathur; कायस्ता माथुर
People ID 21325
ROP3 Code 118153
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 7
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
30,000
Bihar
2,800
Jharkhand
900
Gujarat
600
Rajasthan
500
Uttarakhand
300
Madhya Pradesh
30
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 7
  Uttar Pradesh 30,000
  Bihar 2,800
  Jharkhand 900
  Gujarat 600
  Rajasthan 500
  Uttarakhand 300
  Madhya Pradesh 30
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (29,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Bengali
1,100
Kanauji
1,000
Awadhi
900
Bhojpuri
800
Gujarati
600
Magahi
400
Braj Bhasha
400
Bundeli
80
Garhwali
70
Marwari
60
Primary Language Hindi (29,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 1,100
  Kanauji 1,000
  Awadhi 900
  Bhojpuri 800
  Gujarati 600
  Magahi 400
  Braj Bhasha 400
  Bundeli 80
  Garhwali 70
  Marwari 60
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
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
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 The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
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 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.