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Brahmin Sanadhya in India

Brahmin Sanadhya

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,730,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Brahmin Sanadhya in India

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Introduction / History
The Sanadhya Brahmins are a community of Hindu priests and scholars who live in north and central India. They are the highest caste or varna in Hinduism and teachers and keepers of its sacred learning. The word Brahmin comes from the Sanskrit word for "Supreme Self". The large majority of Sanadhya Brahmins speak Hindi as their first language. They often speak other regional languages as well. Sanadhya Brahmins originated in north India. Many migrated south to central India due to Muslim persecution. Historically, some Sanadhya Brahmins were hermits of the forest or they served as heads of ashrams, religious retreat centers.

Where are they located?
Most Sanadhya Brahmins live in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajastan and Maharashtra. Some are also found in other Indian states and the capital city of New Delhi.

What are their lives like?
As Brahmins, the Sanadhya occupy the highest level in Indian society. They are the chief administrators of Hindu temples. They preside at important Hindu life ceremonies at births, marriages and deaths The Sanadhya are endogamous, that is they marry only within their own group or with other Brahmins. Sons inherit property with the oldest son gaining the parents' home and father's authority and titles.

The Sanadhya are strict vegetarians. Some will eat dairy products and eggs.

Modern Sanadhya maintain their ancient profession of priests and Hindu scholars. They also act as leaders in government, business, and education.

What are their beliefs?
The Sanadhya Brahmin worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. As priests, they teach the doctrines of their faith to other Indian peoples. The three main gods of Hinduism are Brahma, the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva, the destroyer. Significant Hindu holidays include Holi, the festival of colors, Diwali the festival of lights and Navratri, the Nine Nights that celebrate the triumph of good over evil.

What are their needs?
The Sanadhya need humility to be willing to listen to the claims of Jesus Christ. They need to see themselves are sinners in need of a Savior. They need to see that the traditions of Hinduism will not satisfy the deepest longings of their hearts.

Prayer Points
* Pray the Holy Spirit opens the spiritual eyes of the Sanadhya Brahmins to see the true Light of the world, Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians and other believers would reach out and begin redemptive relationships with the Sanadhya Brahmins.
* Pray that God will cause many Sanadhya Brahmins to be born again and become of a growing church movement.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2020-04-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-11-01
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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:2,730,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (1,390,000)Madhya Pradesh (431,000)
Rajasthan (368,000)Maharashtra (174,000)
Karnataka (82,000)Uttarakhand (60,000)
Gujarat (54,000)Odisha (46,000)
Himachal Pradesh (35,000)Chhattisgarh (26,000)
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People Name in Country: Brahmin Sanadhya
People Name General: Brahmin Sanadhya
Alternate People Names:
Brahman TeraiBrahmin Terai
Das Ghor SanadhyaSadeteen Ghor Sanadhya
SanadvaSanadva Brahman
Sanadva Brahminब्रामिन, सनाध्या
ROP3 Code: 115756
Joshua Project People ID: 19975
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,730,000
Population all Countries: 2,732,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin Sanadhya
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (1,987,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (155,000)Awadhi (81,000)
Dhundari (71,000)Kannada (59,000)
Kanauji (55,000)Gujarati (47,000)
Marwari (43,000)Odia (29,000)
Konkani (25,000)Bundeli (24,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 37
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2012
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Hindi
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 / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
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
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
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Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Hindi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Brahmin Sanadhya in India

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      Brahmin Sanadhya India    
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