Yadav (Hindu traditions) in India

The Yadav believe they are the descendants of king Yadu, from whom Krishna descended. Their traditional occupation is animal husbandry. They have expertise in oral traditions like sevagaridi, i.e. group singing in praise of Lord Vishnu. They freely share wells, roads, schools, crematoria, temple, etc. with other villagers. This caste group shows great leadership—politically and socio-economically—especially in the two largest states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Ministry Obstacles
Fear that Christianity aims to turn individuals from their families, communities and traditions hinders Yadav families and communities from considering the Gospel.

Outreach Ideas
Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of this people group.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are few believers among the Yadav. Pray that they will become wise in sowing the Word of God among their families and multiplying the blessing of God to other Yadav households.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for a movement of God's blessing to flow through Yadav families discussing and applying God's Word.

Scripture Focus
"And those who lead many to righteousness [will shine] like the stars for ever and ever." Daniel 12:3



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