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Bhatia (Hindu traditions) in India

Bhatia (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
234,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bhatia (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Bhatia is a group of people, and a caste found in Punjab, Rajasthan, Sindh, and Gujarat.

Bhatia people of India were warriors in their history; now they work mainly in commerce and trade. They say they are descendants of Kshatriya or Rajputs. During the sixth century, Raja Bhoopat ruled in Lahore and his dynasty was called the Bhati or Bhatti dynasty from which the Bhatia name originated.

Where are they located?
They live mainly in Punjab and Delhi and many have gone to other countries.

What are their lives like?
Bhatia, main groups are Jats, Punjabi, Halai, Jakhar, Navgam, Kutchi and Veha. They are called by their group name, for example Punjabi Bhatias. They have formed groups or clans. They have different dress styles depending on where they live.

Bhatia people are successful in trade, commerce in textiles, cotton, steel, iron, shipping and mining.

They cremate their dead and the ashes are immersed in the River Ganges, which is regarded as holy. Infants to the age of five years old are buried and there is a death pollution period, usually for twelve days, ending with a feast. Widows may not remarry.

What are their beliefs?
Bhatia people are primarily Hindu and worship Hindu gods. They also worship family, ancestors, and village gods. They follow a Hindu sect called Pushtimarg. They celebrate Hindu festivals, and a New Year festival called Makar Sankranti, exchanging sesame seeds combined with jaggery (unrefined sugar).

Some Bhatias are Sikhs and Muslims.

What are their needs?
Adequate visual, audio, and video Christian resources are available in he Hindi language, but Bhatia are still an unreached people group.

The most important need is for Bhatia people, Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh to understand that their good works and worship of false gods will never pay the penalty for their sins, and thatAlmighty Creator God has made provision for them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Bhatia people will see that their old systems of ethics and religion are not working, and that their only hope is in Jesus Christ.
* Pray for justice and righteousness to reign in government in India.
* Pray that intercessors worldwide will pray for salvation of Bhatia people in India.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-09-24
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:234,000
Largest States:
Haryana (98,000)Delhi (65,000)
Gujarat (19,000)Himachal Pradesh (18,000)
Maharashtra (16,000)Punjab (6,400)
Rajasthan (6,000)West Bengal (1,700)
Uttar Pradesh (1,400)Karnataka (900)
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People Name in Country: Bhatia (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Bhatia (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
JaduvanshiJaduvanshi Yaduvansi
Kshatriya YaduvanshiVishnuvansi
भाटिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111594
Joshua Project People ID: 16441
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 234,000
Population all Countries: 234,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Bhatia (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (143,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Eastern (31,000)Gujarati (19,000)
Haryanvi (11,000)Sindhi (4,400)
Marathi (4,300)Kangri (3,800)
Mandeali (2,800)Marwari (2,300)
Mewari (1,400)Pahari, Mahasu (1,300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 26
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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:
Complete Bible: 1835-2012
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
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 / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Hindi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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