Saksena Kachhi in India

The Saksena Kachhi have only been reported in India
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Kachhi people are a part of the largest people cluster in India, the Hindi. Depending on the region, the Kachhi claim a variety of different origins. According to the Uttar Pradesh state Kachhi, they are the descendants of King Ikshavaku from the south of Nepal. However the Kachhi in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi claim ancestry in Kush (the son of one of Vishnu's incarnations, Rama). These Kachhi also see a link between them and the Kacchwaha Rajputs. The Kacchi have subgroups one of which is the Saksena.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Saksena Kachhi are traditionally agrarian workers, growing crops including wheat, gram and lentils. Economically speaking, their main resource is their land due to their agrarian lifestyle. However, in regions like Delhi where the Kachhi are mostly small business owners. Their industries range from selling vegetables, book binding, manufacturing plastic toys or electrical parts. Some have made careers in the government or in private sector roles such as medicine or engineering.

Education is given to both male and female Kachhi, however continued study is not encouraged for women. In states where their numbers are highest, literacy levels are also quite low.

The diet is traditionally vegetarian (which reflects both their Hindu background and agrarian lifestyle). However as Hindu nominalism creeps in more roles are taken in the business sector, their diet is now occasionally including meat.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Saksena Kachhi are almost entirely Hindu. A very small minority are Buddhist or adhere to some other local traditions.

The Kachhi Hindu's predominantly worship Hanuman, Rama, Krishna Shiva, Kali and Durga. They celebrate the various major Hindu festivals and practice rituals of cremation, preferring to spread them in the Ganges River. In the cities, many of the younger Hindu Kachhi are becoming more and more nominal.


What Are Their Needs?

Their deep roots in Hinduism have long made in difficult to evangelize them. However, with growing nominalism towards Hinduism, the gospel is facing a unique opportunity to share the life-saving news with this people.

There is, however, little or no active witness to the Saksena Kachhi.


Prayer Points

Pray that God would open doors for the gospel to be shared with the Saksena Kachhi.

Pray that the Spirit will be working in many Kachhi and cause them to seek out only Savior.

Pray that many Christian believers will seek opportunities to take Christ to the Saksena Kachhi community.

Pray for a movement to Christ among them.


Scripture Prayers for the Kachhi Saksena in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kachhi Saksena
People Name in Country Kachhi Saksena
Natural Name Saksena Kachhi
Population this Country 717,000
Population all Countries 717,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 14
Alternate Names
People ID 21764
ROP3 Code 118551
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 3
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
695,000
Madhya Pradesh
16,000
Uttarakhand
700
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 3
  Uttar Pradesh 695,000
  Madhya Pradesh 16,000
  Uttarakhand 700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (407,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Kanauji
178,000
Awadhi
21,000
Bhojpuri
2,900
Bagheli
1,300
Garhwali
400
Bundeli
300
Malvi
300
Nimadi
200
Primary Language Hindi (407,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Kanauji 178,000
  Awadhi 21,000
  Bhojpuri 2,900
  Bagheli 1,300
  Garhwali 400
  Bundeli 300
  Malvi 300
  Nimadi 200
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  (1835-2019)
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
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
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