Dusadh (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Dusadh (Hindu traditions)
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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Dusadh (Hindu traditions)
Country: Nepal
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 243,000
World Population: 6,901,700
Primary Language: Maithili
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.06 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Dusadh
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Dusadh claim that a prince, Dushasan, is their forbearer. In 1857, both Hindus and Muslims were revolting against England's East India Company, but the British managed to raise an army partly from the Dosadh people, and they prevailed. This led to the British crown holding far more power in South Asia than ever before.
The Dusadh people are primarily in Bihar, but also in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, and Odisha. There is a small number of them in Bangladesh and Nepal.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Dusadh are often employed as village watchmen and messengers Their primary vocation is seeking alms while singing Kapila Mangal and Sitala Mangal songs. Some work in agriculture.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They worship man Hindu gods and goddesses: Garaya, Baghat, Garam Gossain, Kudra, Barpahar, Manasa, Satbahni, Shiva, Durga, Lakshmi, Sitala and others.

What Are Their Needs?

Christian workers need to note the extreme poverty of the Dosadh community, and not neglect their material and physical needs. Christians need to serve these people by helping improve their living conditions. First, they will need to establish friendships based on trust.

Prayer Points

Pray for an improved standard of living.
Pray they will have good schools available for their children and desire to send their children to school.
Pray for Dusadh elders to have such a hunger for spiritual truth that they will allow their people to explore the claims of Christ.
Pray for loving and dedicated workers among the Dusadh people in Nepal.

Text Source:   Joshua Project