Bhat Brahmin in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Bhat name is believed to be derived from the Sanskrit word for "lord." They were once famous for their poetry. Most Bhat Brahmins live in India, though there are smaller Bhat Brahmin communities in Nepal and Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today they represent a highly educated segment of India’s population. Many are leaders in the fields of computer science, engineering, entertainment, and politics.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bhat Brahmins 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. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. Brahmins tend to be philosophical in their approach to the spiritual realm. 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.


What Are Their Needs?

They are in desperate need of Christ, but almost no Brahmin would dare to follow Christ alone. It will be difficult to find anyone with their status to reach them for Christ. Like many people throughout the world, they are preoccupied with physical gain and seldom consider spiritual matters.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Bhat in India.

Pray for the Bhat Brahmins to humble themselves and cry out to God. Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to them through powerful signs and wonders. Ask the Lord to establish His Church among them and use these influential people to take Christ to other Brahmin communities. Pray for believers with high status to go to the Bhat Brahmins.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhat https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/bhat/ https://books.google.com/books?id=KJejtAaonsEC&pg=PA54&lpg=PA54&dq=bhat+brahmins&source=bl&ots=983YjV6MgZ&sig=ACfU3U0IBvdW1vbku9aUzn_6VBU2pbsu8w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi7r7O7-J7uAhUNTKwKHd1MBBoQ6AEwD3oECCYQAg#v=onepage&q=bhat%20brahmins&f=false


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Brahmin of India profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Brahmin Bhat
People Name in Country Brahmin Bhat
Natural Name Bhat Brahmin
Population this Country 28,000
Population all Countries 29,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Brahman Terai
People ID 21690
ROP3 Code 118478
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 2
Largest States
West Bengal
26,000
Bihar
1,300
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 2
  West Bengal 26,000
  Bihar 1,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (14,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi
9,800
Maithili
100
Primary Language Bengali (14,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 9,800
  Maithili 100
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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