Salat (Hindu traditions) in India

Salat (Hindu traditions)
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People Name: Salat (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 20,000
World Population: 20,000
Primary Language: Gujarati
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 name Salat means stone. Little is known about this people group except that they are stone cutters and they have low status in Hindu society.

Where Are they Located?

The Salat caste lives in Gujarat, a state in western India.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Salat people are manufacturers and sellers of stone cutters by trade.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Salat people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Salat people are 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?

Although audio, visual, and written Bible resources are available in Gujarati, their spoken language, they remain unreached within the truth of the gospel. They need workers for this harvest field! Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them, and His provisional payment of the penalty for their sins. They need spiritual freedom given only by the Son who can make them “free indeed.”

Prayer Points

* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Salat community.
* Pray for the Salat people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Salat people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.

Text Source:   Keith Carey