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|People Name:||Kayastha Saksena|
|Christian Adherents:||0.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Hindu - Kayastha|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
The approximate 10 million Kayastha are considered to be one of the most intelligent and influential people groups in India. They are a highly significant community that has contributed much to India's development as a nation and they are proud of their identity. Members of the Kayasth have been landowners for generations. A member of their people group, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, was a great nationalist and an early leader when India gained her independence in 1947. There are numerous Kayastha subgroups including the Saksenas. The traditional work of the Saksena is writing and accounting. The Saksena Kayastha live mainly in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh though there are pockets of them in central India as well.
Today they hold prominent positions in the areas of law, politics, medicine, teaching, accounting, and business. The Kayasth are among the key intellectual Hindu communities today. They still excel in politics and white-collar professions. The Saksena are usually monogamous, meaning that marriage is between one man and one woman. The divorced and bereaved can marry again. They have large families.
They are Hindus who also worship their ancestors. They are devoted to Chitragupta and other Hindu gods whom they believe will help them with their daily needs.
The Saksena Kayasthas need to put their trust in Jesus Christ to take care of their needs. They need to accept his abundant blessings that will last throughout eternity.
* Pray that the leaders of the society that looks after the Kayastha Saksena will give their lives to Jesus Christ and lead their people into an unstoppable movement to Christ. * Pray that gospel materials and the internet will provide them with abundant discipleship tools.