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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
1,500 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.


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Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:40 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,500
Largest Provinces:
Western (800)Eastern (500)
Southern (200)Central (30)
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People Name in Country: Kayastha (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Kayastha (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Lalliकायस्ता (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112470
Joshua Project People ID: 17124
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,500
Population all Countries: 8,631,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Kayastha
People Name General: Kayastha (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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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
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1809-2022
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Kayastha (Hindu traditions) in Bhutan

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