Mathur Kayastha in India

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

Introduction / History

Mathur are one of the 13 clans of the Kayastha caste. This is an ancient caste of scribes who served the state through record keeping regarding taxation and other matters. They don’t fit in with any of the four main caste categories. According to legend, Brahma, the supreme god, needed someone to record the deeds of all people and castes. He went deep into meditation and when he opened his eyes, he saw the image of a man standing before him holding a quill and an inkpot with a sword strapped around his waist. This man was the first of the Kayasthras. Further legends make them out to be descendants of one of the Hindu gods.


Where Are they Located?

This Hindu people group lives in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat, three of India’s least reached states.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though their long history the Mathur Kayasthas have kept their high status and power. They have been civil servants and tax collectors under the Muslim Moghul Empire, the British Raj, and later they kept their position when India became independent. Because of their adaptability, many have viewed them as traitors, since they served outside parasitical empires at India’s expense. Most people respect them for their abilities. They have branched out into other high professions like IT, medicine and engineering. Some now live in foreign nations like England and the US.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mathur Kayastha people practice Hinduism, the dominant religion of India. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods whom they believe will give them favor and protection, much like a business transaction. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. Some Mathur Kayastha are philosophical in their spiritual practices. Their spirituality is more like a philosophy than a religious system. This is common for people with the prestigious Hindu communities.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mathur Kayastha community needs to allow Jesus Christ the chance to transform them into His likeness so that they can enjoy peace and hope that only the Holy Spirit can provide.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kayastha Mathur in India.

* Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Mathur Kayastha people.
* Pray for a movement of Mathur Kayastha households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Mathur Kayastha people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Mathur Kayastha people.


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


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kayastha Mathur
People Name in Country Kayastha Mathur
Natural Name Mathur Kayastha
World Population 37,000
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 10
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
30,000
Bihar
2,800
Uttarakhand
1,700
Jharkhand
900
Gujarat
600
Rajasthan
500
Punjab
100
Telangana
80
Madhya Pradesh
30
Andhra 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 10
  Uttar Pradesh 30,000
  Bihar 2,800
  Uttarakhand 1,700
  Jharkhand 900
  Gujarat 600
  Rajasthan 500
  Punjab 100
  Telangana 80
  Madhya Pradesh 30
  Andhra Pradesh 30
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (30,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Bengali
1,200
Kanauji
1,000
Garhwali
900
Awadhi
900
Bhojpuri
800
Gujarati
600
Magahi
400
Braj Bhasha
400
Bundeli
80
Marwari
60
Primary Language Hindi (30,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 1,200
  Kanauji 1,000
  Garhwali 900
  Awadhi 900
  Bhojpuri 800
  Gujarati 600
  Magahi 400
  Braj Bhasha 400
  Bundeli 80
  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  (1835-2012)
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 Oral Bible stories in Hindi
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 Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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
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.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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