The Lingayat Kudu Vokkaliga live in Karnataka and speak, read and write in Kannada.
The Kudu Vokkaliga allow cousin marriages. They do not allow for divorce, but widowers can marry again. Weddings are at the home of the bridegroom. They are vegetarians.
Some believe that Lingayats are a sect of Hinduism because their beliefs differ in certain ways. They worship mainly Shiva, a main Hindu god, but they have rejected the caste system. They believe that all people are equal. They share many other beliefs with Hinduism, which is a flexible religion, but they have their own separate pilgrimage sites, temples and shrines.
This people group needs the opportunity to experience the joy and peace of sitting at the feet of Jesus Christ, the only Savior. They need His salvation and blessings.
* Scripture Prayers for the Vakkaliga Kunchitiga in India.
* Pray that the community council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him. * Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to begin a church planting movement. * Pray believers around the world will not neglect the Lingayat peoples in prayer.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Vakkaliga Kunchitiga|
|People Name in Country||Vakkaliga Kunchitiga|
|Natural Name||Kunchitiga Vakkaliga|
|Population this Country||241,000|
|Population all Countries||241,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||5|
|Alternate Names||वाककलीगा कुंचीतिगा|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Kannada
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1823-1995)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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 / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Kannada|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Audio Recordings||StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Kannada|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada|