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Kayastha (Hindu traditions) in Bhutan

Kayastha (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kayastha (Hindu traditions) in Bhutan

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Introduction / History
According to ancient Hindu texts called the Puranas, Kayasthas are descended from the Hindu god Chitragupta, who is charged with recording the deeds of humanity, determining if they are following the rules, and judging whether each person will go to heaven or hell when they die.

Throughout India's long history, Kayasthas have been prestigious record-keepers, often for royalty.

Where are they located?
Kayasthas mostly live in the Indian states of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi. Kayasthas also migrated to various other parts of India. Most of the Kayasthas who shifted to Hyderabad from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in the middle of the eighteenth century got employment in the court of the hereditary ruler, or Nizam. A smaller number now live in Nepal, and an even smaller number are in Bhutan.

What are their lives like?
With the passing of time, the Kayasthas have surged ahead. They have broken new grounds in vocations other than those relating to writing and record-keeping, and excelled in them. They have excelled in the areas of government, academics, science, music, and entertainment. Most likely the few who live in Bhutan are doing well in these same areas.

What are their beliefs?
Kayasthas are forward (prestigious) caste Hindus. Such people are often more philosophical than other Hindus, though they usually have their favorite gods that they worship.

What are their needs?
Kayasthas in Bhutan are forward caste Hindus who live in a Tibetan Buddhist part of the world. They probably have few if any chances to hear that Jesus Christ is the one we will answer to when we die.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Kayasthas will recognize that the risen Jesus Christ is the loving leader who came to provide life to the fullest for all people.
* Pray that many Kayasthas in Bhutan will submit their lives to Christ and use their influence to bring justice and peace to South Asia.
* Pray that thousands of Kayasthas will put their hope and trust in him alone.
* Pray that there will soon be a massive disciple making movement in Bhutan and India among the prestigious Kayasthas.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17124/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayastha
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/2008/08/16
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Hindu-Kayastha-People-of-India/

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Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:33 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,600
Largest Provinces:
Western (800)Eastern (500)
Southern (300)Central (30)
Total Provinces on file:4
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kayastha (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Kayastha (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
KactKaiath
KaitKaith
KaranKast
KasthaKayashtha
KayasthKayath
LalLala
Lalliकायस्ता (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112470
Joshua Project People ID: 17124
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,600
Population all Countries: 9,676,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Kayastha (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25c
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Language
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Primary Language: Bengali
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
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 - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoI Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
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 Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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