The word sahu is related to a word for moneylender. The Sahu of Madhya Pradesh are vegetarians, indicating high status as Hindus. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.
Most of the Sahu own land and they work mainly in agriculture. There are professional among them such as doctors and engineers. They believe in education and use modern medicines. The Sahu of Delhi are mostly self-employed in the confectionery business and in transport. Divorcees and the bereaved can marry again. On the death of the father, the oldest son takes charge of the family estate. They have a council to look after their interests.
The Sahu people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins. Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.
The Sahu Teli people need to accept and embrace the abundant life offered only by Jesus Christ.
* Scripture Prayers for the Teli Sahu in India.
* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus and lead their community to consider the claims of Christ. * Pray that Indian believers will faithfully pray for and go to the Sahu people until they have a movement to Christ. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the blessings of Jesus.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Teli Sahu|
|People Name in Country||Teli Sahu|
|Population this Country||80,000|
|Population all Countries||80,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Bania Teli; Bundelkhandi Teli; Sao Teli; Teli; Tili; टेली साहू|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Marathi (52,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mar Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Marathi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1982)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Marathi|
|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 Marathi|
|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||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|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|