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Gosain in India

Gosain

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,541,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Gosain in India

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Introduction / History
Gosain people have historically been landowners, except in Maharashtra and the Punjab where most have no land.

Where are they located?
They live in many parts of India but particularly in Uttar Pradesh in the Gonda and Gorakhpur regions.

What are their lives like?
In Punjab they pull rickshaws, and do carpentry work, and weaving, while others beg. Many smoke marijuana and drink alcohol. Many Gosain have now turned to other occupations like farming, raising cows for milk, and government services.

They eat grain, lentils, vegetables and meat except beef.

Families usually arrange marriages. They have one spouse. Most marriages only involve adults. If the wife cannot have children, the husband is allowed to keep his wife while marrying again. Divorce is allowed in cases of adultery, cruelty and impotence. Divorcees and the bereaved are permitted to remarry. They practice family planning, and use local and modern medicines. Boys are educated, and the literacy level among girls is low. Sons inherit property, and the oldest son becomes leader of the family. Women are involved in social, religious and ritual matters.

Gosain people have organizations that are national, regional and local that oversee social, economic, religious and educational needs. A traditional community council is elected in the villages. They determine matters of divorce and family. When found guilty, fines are given or the guilty are boycotted. Money from the fines is given to a Shiva temple or a feast for the local people.

What are their beliefs?
The Gosain are very religious Hindus. By tradition, they have removed themselves from material pleasures, live by collecting alms and looking after temples. They worship the Hindu god Shiva.

What are their needs?
Uttar Predesh has an anti-conversion law that will make it more difficult to reach these Hindu people with the gospel. The social stigma of turning from Hinduism is also a factor.

Hindi and Urdu Bible resources exist, and they speak these languages, but they are unreached.
The god Shiva will never provide payment for the penalty of the sins of the Gosain people. They need the real Savior, Lord Jesus Christ. They need someone to tell them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Gosain people will see that their old systems of ethics and religion are not working, and that their only hope is in Jesus Christ.
* Pray that intercessors worldwide will regularly pray for salvation of Gosain people.
* Pray for Spirit-filled servants to disciple them, and plant churches among them.
* Ask God to raise up entire families and communities until their culture is transformed to fully glorify God, and represent His Kingdom here on earth.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-04
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,541,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (537,000)Maharashtra (399,000)
Madhya Pradesh (197,000)Gujarat (75,000)
Uttarakhand (70,000)Bihar (67,000)
Chhattisgarh (59,000)Jharkhand (51,000)
West Bengal (28,000)Karnataka (14,000)
Total States on file:23
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gosain
People Name General: Gosain
Alternate People Names:
AjnasiAranya-Gharbhari
AtitBaba
BairagiBan
BangaliBawa
BharadiBharati
BhartiDaure Gosaviati
GairagiGasain
GasawiGeria
ROP3 Code: 112144
Joshua Project People ID: 16862
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,541,000
Population all Countries: 1,544,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Gosain
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (793,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (313,000)Bhojpuri (80,000)
Gujarati (69,000)Chhattisgarhi (44,000)
Awadhi (39,000)Kumaoni (36,000)
Bengali (24,000)Konkani (18,000)
Kanauji (12,000)Malvi (11,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 41
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.98 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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