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Vellalan Tondamandalam of India

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Prayer Month: September 2010
Focus: South Asia, Hindu
Country: India
People Name: Vellalan Tondamandalam
Population: 209,000
World Population: 209,000
Language: Tamil
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Progress Status: 1.0
% Adherents : 0.84 %
% Evangelical: Unknown %
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Vellalan Tondamandalam of India

Introduction / History
The Vellala are Hindus by religion. They are a very old community.

In Tamil Nadu they speak, read and write in Tamil. There are vegetarians and non-vegetarians among them. They eat rice and millet. Cousin marriages take place. Divorce and widows marrying again are not allowed. Widowers can marry again. On the death of the father, the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are either buried or cremated. Agriculture is their main work and they tend to be landlords. They use traditional and modern medicines and family planning. There are politicians among them. Boys and girls get educated.

In Kerala the Vellala use Malayalam as well as Tamil. They migrated from Tamil Nadu. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. They are vegetarians. The dead are cremated. They have an organization that looks after them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Vellala leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the church will not neglect to pray for them.

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