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Rajput (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

Rajput (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
102,000 Sindhi Hinduism 0.61 % Unknown   

Rajput (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Kshatriya Raju or Rajput are a landowning caste who live primarily in North India and Pakistan. They claim to be descendants of princes and army officers who served the various empires and dynasties of North India. For their military service, the Raju received land. As educated Pakistani the Raju speak multiple languages including Sindhi, Hindi-Urdu, English and other local languages. Complete Bibles and many other resources are available in Hindi-Urdu and Sindhi.

What are their lives like?
The Raju work as business owners, government administrators, in law enforcement and as officers of the Pakistani Armed Forces. They still own tracks of land that is frequently cultivated by lower castes. Parents encourage their sons and daughters to graduate from universities and to enter into professions. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the adult young people. Cousin marriages are common. Marriage to one spouse is the norm. Sons inherit the property of their father. The eldest son takes charge of the family. Brahmin priests officiate at important family ceremonies such as births, weddings and funerals. The Raju cremate their death and scatter the ashes in holy rivers. The Raju are not vegetarians but will not eat beef and often pork.

What are their beliefs?
The Raju practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of the Indian subcontinent. They are proud of their Hindu heritage which goes back thousands of years. The Raju worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The Raju visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods as Christians do. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs. The main yearly holidays of the Raju people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring, Diwali, the festival of lights, Navratri, the celebration of autumn and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday. The caste system divides Hindus into four main categories - Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and the Shudras. Dalits and tribal peoples are outside of the caste system. The Raju fall in the second highest caste of Hinduism, the Kshatriya, the sons of kings.

What are their needs?
The Raju need to hear and understand the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. He is their hope and the only one who can forgive their sins.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Lord humbles the Raju and they see their need for a Savior who alone can forgive their sins. * Pray the Lord will start a movement of Raju families experiencing God's blessings. * Pray for workers to sow God's Word into Raju families, healing and strengthening households with God's blessings. * Pray that God starts and sustains a discipleship making movement among this influential group of people.

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:102,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (92,000)Punjab (9,600)
Balochistan (200)Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (70)
   
 
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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: Yes
Population in Country: 102,000
Population all Countries: 45,785,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Rajput
People Name General: Rajput (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Sindhi
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dhatki (Unknown)Kacchi (Unknown)
Marwari (Unknown)Punjabi, Western (Unknown)
Saraiki (Unknown)Urdu (Unknown)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.61 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.39 % 
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: 1825-1981
New Testament:
1890-1992Audio
Complete Bible: 1954
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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