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Saini (Hindu traditions) in India

Saini (Hindu traditions)

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Saini (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Saini are also called Mali.

Where are they located?
Saini people of India live in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, the Punjab, Chandigarh and in Delhi.

What are their lives like?
Saini speak in the languages of the states where they live. They read and write in Devanagari In Himachal Pradesh, the Punjab, Chhattisgarth and Delhi, they speak mainly Punjabi, and read and write in Gurumukhi. They also speak in Hindi.

The main work of Saini people is crop farming, and management of farm animals. In some states they are gardeners. Most are landowners, but in Haryana most lease their land for cultivation. More are now becoming shopkeepers, others have small manufacturing businesses or government jobs. Among Saini people are notable scientists, professors.

Saini people enjoy a high literacy level, the product of their own education organizations. They use modern and local medicine and family planning.

The Saini marry only in social boundaries. They do marry among clans and between villages. Adult marriages with one spouse through agreement by discussion is the usual custom. An additional spouse is allowed if the wife cannot have children. A dowry is given. Divorce does not happen often, but is allowed. Divorcees and the bereaved are allowed to remarry.

Property is inherited through the male lineage only, and all sons inherit equally. The oldest son becomes the head of the home.

Saini women, in addition to housework, help on the family farms. Women who are educated work for government and private organizations. They also take part in religious and social matters.

Saini have their own assemblies that see to the needs of the people. They settle family and land problems and cases involving divorce and adultery.

What are their beliefs?
Most Saini people follow the Hindu religion, worshiping the main Hindu gods and goddesses, and their ancestors. They believe in exorcisms. Saini celebrate festivals such as Diwali and Holi. They particularly regard Shoorsain Jayanti which is the birthday of King Shoorsain, December 22nd each year. Brahmin priests perform lifetime rituals.

They cremate their dead and scatter the ashes in the Ganges River at Haridwar.

What are their needs?
Written, audio, and visual Bible resources are available in the Hindi language, yet Saini people remain unreached.
Anti-conversion laws exist in Himachal Predesh, and Chhattisgarth which will complicate gospel outreach, but with God all things are possible.

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

Prayer Points
* Pray for Saini people will see that their old systems of ethics and religion are not working, and that their only hope is in Jesus Chris.
* Pray that intercessors worldwide will regularly pray for salvation of Saini people.

References
www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/saini/

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-05
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-11
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-24
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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:715,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (298,000)Haryana (186,000)
Punjab (114,000)Uttarakhand (80,000)
Himachal Pradesh (25,000)Chandigarh (4,900)
Rajasthan (3,100)Delhi (2,700)
Gujarat (1,000)Odisha (500)
Total States on file:11
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Saini (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Saini (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BogarDeswali
MaliPhulmali
SainSainsar
SaniSanin
SaniyarSayani
ShurasainiShursaini
सैनी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113490
Joshua Project People ID: 17998
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 715,000
Population all Countries: 715,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Saini (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (536,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Eastern (128,000)Haryanvi (21,000)
Garhwali (9,400)Mandeali (3,400)
Kangri (2,100)Pahari, Mahasu (2,000)
Bagri (1,400)Bilaspuri (1,000)
Gujarati (500)Odia (400)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 15
   
 
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:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
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 (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
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 / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
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
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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