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Rajput (Hindu traditions) in Bhutan

Rajput (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 %   

Rajput (Hindu traditions) in Bhutan

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Introduction / History
Starting in the 5th century, there was a massive attack by the White Huns in what is now northern and northwestern India and Pakistan. About a century later the reigning Hindu-based Gupta Empire broke up, leaving the Subcontinent vulnerable to Muslim invaders from the north. As time went on, invaders took over land and integrated with the settled peoples of this region. Tribal leaders, especially those involved with defense, were accepted as Kshatrya, the second highest varna (major type of castes) in Hindu society, while their followers became Shudras, the fourth and lowest varna. Priests became the Brahmins, the highest of the four varnas.

The Rajputs, who were part of the Kshatrya varna, became politically important in the seventh century. From around 800 AD Rajput dynasties ruled northern India. Petty Rajput kingdoms were the main obstacle for Muslim domination of the Hindu subcontinent. For more than 500 years Rajputs were the warriors who defended kingdoms from invaders and conquered others. When possible, Rajputs settled down, became nobles, and enjoyed the lives of landed gentry.

Over a period of a couple hundred years, invaders penetrated the Rajput wall that protected the Subcontinent. Some Rajput subgroups converted to Islam during this time. The British Raj took over the Islamic Moghul Empire in South Asia. During their rule, which ended in 1947, the British recruited Rajputs into their military units. By the 1930s the Indian census stopped noting that someone is Rajput, so Rajput lineage has been less clear ever since.

In the early 1970s, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi abolished Rajput titles and property rights. The Rajputs have kept alive their proud history of conquest, bravery and military might.

You may have noticed that all of this has to do with India, not Bhutan. There are only about 1,000 of them in Bhutan; they are far less known in that country than they are in the country of their origin.

Where are they located?
Hind Rajputs are concentrated in India's northwestern state of Rajasthan, though there are Rajputs all over the country. A small number have migrated to Bhutan.

What are their lives like?
In India and Nepal Rajputs have a privileged position as forward caste Hindus. In Tibetan Buddhist Bhutan, this may not be the case.

What are their beliefs?
Forward caste Hindus often become devotees of several gods. Typically, Rajputs worship Shiva (the destroyer), Surya (the sun god), and Durga (the mother goddess). They also have patron gods to turn to for protection. They celebrate Dasahara, a festival dedicated to Durga. During this festival, they sacrifice a buffalo to celebrate this goddess' victory over a buffalo demon. To find spiritual answers, Hindus often turn to gurus.

What are their needs?
No matter where Rajputs live, they need the humility to recognize their need for a savior.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Rajput community to increasingly grow in awareness of Jesus and their need for Him.
* Pray the Lord will give Rajputs in Bhutan a spiritual hunger, then satisfy that hunger.
* Pray that these Rajputs will understand the value of becoming part of God's royal family.
* Pray for a Holy Spirit led humility for all Rajput communities to fall at the feet of the King of kings.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among every Rajput community in Bhutan and India.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/unreached/4
https://joshuaproject.net/index.php/people_groups/17928/IN
http://induhistory.blogspot.com/p/rajput-history.html
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Rajput
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajput
http://allrajputyouthwing.weebly.com/muslim-rajputs-history.html
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-a-Kshatriya-and-a-Rajpoot
http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Germany-to-Jamaica/Rajputs.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajput_clans
http://www.dawn.com/news/1077113
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Rajput_clans
http://www.jairajputana.com/list-of-rajput-clans-and-vansh.html
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/rajputs-in-odisha/

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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 (1,100)Eastern (300)
Southern (100)Central (40)
Total Provinces on file:4
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Rajput (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Rajput (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BharadwajaChandravamsan
ChhatriChhetri
GorkhaKashrap Rajput
KashyapKhetri
KshatriyaKshatriya Raju
KshattriyaMavi
MawiMusalman Rajput
Musalman ThakurMuslim Jeer
ROP3 Code: 113412
Joshua Project People ID: 17928
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,600
Population all Countries: 46,297,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Rajput
People Name General: Rajput (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
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Language
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Primary Language: Bengali
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (Unknown)Hindi (Unknown)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism97.78 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small2.22 % 
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
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