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Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) in India

Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
501,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.02 % Unknown   

Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Carpentry has been the traditional source of livelihood for Hindu Sutradhar community. They straddle the worlds of the high caste Brahmins and that of artisans. They provided needed intricate carvings for Hindu temples. The Sutradhar community lives in the eastern half of India.

What are their lives like?
Carpentry has been the traditional source of livelihood for this community. The contemporary furniture industry has brought significant changes to the way Sutradhar people 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.
They don't permit the remarriage of a female divorcee or widow in some areas. All Sutradhar children inherit property equally. Their statutory council plans and implements welfare and development activities.

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

What are their needs?
Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.

Prayer Points
Pray they will view and listen to these and will be given spiritual understanding.
Pray for spiritual hunger and discernment.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out disciplers to teach members of the Sutradhar community to disciple others.
Pray for improving literacy rates for this community, especially for the youth, and also for the development of skills that will make people employable.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:501,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (408,000)Assam (75,000)
Jharkhand (4,200)Odisha (2,600)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1,600)Bihar (1,200)
Delhi (1,000)Maharashtra (600)
Chhattisgarh (600)Arunachal Pradesh (400)
   
 
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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: Yes
Population in Country: 501,000
Population all Countries: 690,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (337,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (54,000)Hindi (31,000)
Maithili (800)Amri Karbi (800)
Odia (800)Kurux (300)
Santhali (200)Mundari (200)
Andaman Hindi Creole (200)Kannada (20)
Total Languages: 11
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity0.02 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.98 % 
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2022
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Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
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Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
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Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
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Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Bengali
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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