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Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) in Bhutan

Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)

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

Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) in Bhutan

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Introduction / History
Carpentry has been the traditional source of livelihood for the Sutradhar community in India, Bangladesh and Bhutan.

Where are they located?
Most of the Sutradhar people live in India's West Bengal state and Bangladesh. A few live further north in Bhutan.

What are their lives like?
Sutradhars are a Hindu carpenter caste, strongly skilled in door designs, windows, boats, temple walls, and agricultural implements. The contemporary furniture industry has brought significant changes to the way Sutradhars live and work. Many of them now work under entrepreneurs in urban settings. Some, who can prove their adeptness, can be well paid, but the majority, who are novices, can barely survive on their earnings. In Hindu societies, the Sutradhars hold a low caste position.

What are their beliefs?
The majority are followers of the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism, but some are Shakta. Vishwakarma is their patron deity and Lakshmi their family deity. They also worship village deities. Dakshineswar, Tarakeshwar, Puri, etc. are pilgrimage centers. A Brahman priest serves to perform birth, marriage and death rites.

What are their needs?
These people need training that will give them new opportunities and make them more employable as the economy changes.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God's people will be stirred and motivated to go to the Sutradhars with the gospel of peace.
* Pray for spiritual release to occur among the Sutradhars.
* Pray that these creative people will put their trust in the carpenter from Nazareth.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18194/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18194/BG
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Hindu-Sutradhar-People/
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=49040

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Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:33 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:700
Largest Provinces:
Western (400)Southern (200)
Eastern (200)
Total Provinces on file:3
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AlitaChhutar
ChhutorKalita
KarangaKarga
KashyapKoraga
Sutiharसूत्रधार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113709
Joshua Project People ID: 18194
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 700
Population all Countries: 634,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
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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 MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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