Brahmin Bhat in India

Brahmin Bhat
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Brahmin Bhat
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 28,000
World Population: 29,000
Primary Language: Bengali
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 Forward Caste - Brahmin
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Bhat name is believed to be derived from the Sanskrit word for "lord." They were once famous for their poetry. Most Bhat Brahmins live in India, though there are smaller Bhat Brahmin communities in Nepal and Bangladesh.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Today they represent a highly educated segment of India's population. Many are leaders in the fields of computer science, engineering, entertainment, and politics.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bhat Brahmins practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. Brahmins tend to be philosophical in their approach to the spiritual realm. Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like 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?

They are in desperate need of Christ, but almost no Brahmin would dare to follow Christ alone. It will be difficult to find anyone with their status to reach them for Christ. Like many people throughout the world, they are preoccupied with physical gain and seldom consider spiritual matters.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Bhat Brahmins to humble themselves and cry out to God. Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to them through powerful signs and wonders. Ask the Lord to establish His Church among them and use these influential people to take Christ to other Brahmin communities. Pray for believers with high status to go to the Bhat Brahmins.

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