Viswakarma Asari in India

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Viswakarma Asari
Photo Source:  Jitendra Vishwakarma 
Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Viswakarma Asari
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 690,000
World Population: 690,000
Primary Language: Malayalam
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.03 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Viswakarma
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Viswakarma in Tamil Nadu speak, read and write in Tamil. They are vegetarians and they eat rice. Hinduism is their religion. They practice marriage between cousins. Widowers can marry again. They have a caste council to look after them. Boys study to college level. Metal cutting and jewelry making are their main occupations. They use family planning and modern medicines.

In Pondicherry, the Viswakarma arrange marriages by discussion. There are birth and marriage rituals. Divorce and marrying again for the bereaved are allowed. Monogamy is the way for them. The dead are buried. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father with the oldest becoming in charge of the home. They are not vegetarians. They speak read and write in Tamil and Telugu.

In Karnataka they speak, read and write in Kannada. Girls study to secondary level while boys study further. They are vegetarians in that location. The women are usually sterilized. Two children for them tends to be the custom.

In Kerala, the Viswakarma speak, read and write in Tamil and Malayalam.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the leaders of the Viswakarma caste councils will give their lives to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.

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