Pulayan Wayanad in India

Pulayan Wayanad
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People Name: Pulayan Wayanad
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 400
World Population: 400
Primary Language: Malayalam
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 Pulayan peoples have a tribal background, and they are considered inferior by other people groups in southern India. They are Hindu, but their position is beneath the four Hindu castes. They have a couple of subgroups, one of which is the Wayanad.

Where Are they Located?

This Pulayan subgroup lives in a small part of Kerala, a state in southwestern India.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Like most other Dalits, the Wayanad Pulayans are usually landless. Many are engaged as agricultural laborers, serving higher caste landowners without significant pay.

They are known to be talented craftsmen and basket makers. They also have a tradition of oral storytelling and folk songs. When they are not working to please their landlords, they enjoy singing and dancing to the music of drums and stringed instruments.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Wayanad Pulayans are enslaved by a host of vindictive gods, including Mankombu Bhagwati, Siva, Vishnu, and Ayyappa.

What Are Their Needs?

Being told that one’s people is “polluted” and inferior makes them feel that way, even though they are not. The Wayanad Pulayans need to experience the love and acceptance of God the Father.

Prayer Points

* Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Wayanad Pulayan people.
* Pray for a movement of Wayanad Pulayan households to study the Bible and accept the spiritual blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Wayanad Pulayan people to God the Father.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Wayanad Pulayan people.

Text Source:   Keith Carey