Mahtam (Hindu traditions) in India

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Mahtam (Hindu traditions)
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People Name: Mahtam (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 136,000
World Population: 137,200
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Mahtam or Rai Sikh speak Punjabi and read and write in Gurumukhi. They are not vegetarians except in the Punjab and eat rice and wheat as cereals. They are Sikhs by religion.

In Haryana the Rai Sikh can speak Hindi too. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. Sons inherit the property. They work mainly as laborers, agricultural or otherwise. They believe in education and use family planning.

In Punjab the Rai Sikh are vegetarians. They later decided to follow the teachings of Radha Soami which is not a religion but a science. On the death of the father, the oldest son becomes in charge of the home.

In Rajasthan the Rai Sikh are mainly landowners. A committee settles social disputes for them.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Rai Sikh to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.

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