Jat (Hindu traditions) in India

The Jat are a dominant peasant community of north-west India. Popular local tradition attributes their origin to the matted hair (jata) of Lord Shiva. Another tradition connects them with Jata, one of the sons of Brahma, the Supreme Being. Current scholarship suggests that the Jat were a section of the pastoral communities who migrated from Central Asia to western India between the second century BC and fifth century AD.

Ministry Obstacles
The Jat fear Christiandom and the Gospel as an invading foreign influence that breaks up families and promotes many social problems.

Outreach Ideas
Pray for workers needed to sow God's Word into Jat families, healing and strengthening households with God's blessings.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few followers of Christ among the Jat community to be effective in blessing and healing their families through sharing and discussing the Word of God.

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

Scripture Focus
"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25



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