The Smartha, Mukkaniyar Brahman live in Tamil Nadu. They read, write and speak in Tamil. They are vegetarians and eat rice.
The Mukkaniyar prefer marriages between cousins. Widowers can marry again. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.
The Mukkaniyar Brahman are priests. Some work for the government and some are self-employed. Hinduism is their religion. They use modern medicines and have an association to look over affairs of the community. There are professionals and administration workers among them.
* Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Mukkaniyar in India.
* Pray that God gives them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Brahmin Mukkaniyar|
|People Name in Country||Brahmin Mukkaniyar|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Mukkaniyar Brahman; Senthil; Smartha Brahman; Tiruswatantinar|
|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||Tamil (9,100 speakers)|
|Language Code||tam Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Tamil
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1715-1998)|
|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||General Ministry Resources|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Finding Peace|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||General Ministry Resources|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Tamil|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|