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Brahmin Sanadhya in Nepal

Brahmin Sanadhya

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Brahmin Sanadhya in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Brahmans (often in the past spelled Brahmins) are the highest of the four varna (major caste groupings) in Hinduism. The historical developments of various Brahman castes are not clear, as the history of the caste system itself is unclear. There was perhaps a caste system based on personal merit at one time before the hereditary caste system became dominant, as is seen in modern history. Brahman castes became powerful in the early centuries of the Christian Era through alliances with kings, who granted them landed estates related to temples and temple service. There has never been a comprehensive analysis of all the different types and subgroups of Brahmans.

Traditionally Sanadhya Brahmans have been Hindu priests who get money through cultivation of the land. Adhya means "wealth," and Brahmans are regarded as the highest priestly caste in Hindu Nepal.

Where are they located?
Sanadhya Brahmans are scattered all over India, but a smaller number live in Nepal, which is also a predominantly Hindu nation.

What are their lives like?
Some are Hindu priest or farmers, but they also work in government and private services and in business. There are politicians among them. They believe in modern medicine and family planning.

The Sanadhya Brahmans are vegetarians and also will not eat certain vegetables such as carrots and onions. Sons get equal amounts of the inheritance with the oldest son taking charge of the home. The women do housework and are involved in religious activities.

What are their beliefs?
The Sanadhya Brahmans have their own family deities, and they regularly visit temples and shrines dedicated to these gods.

What are their needs?
Sandhya Brahmans as an influential and generally well-to-do community are not unlike the middle classes of most places. Their main needs involve relational strains that are usually kept behind closed doors. Modernization is breaking down family units which have been the glue to society for many generations, and loneliness is increasingly a problem. They are expected to "achieve it all," but ironically, achieving it all can be empty.

Prayer Points
Pray that God will send the Sanadhya Brahmans his chosen ambassadors. Pray that they will receive his word, and be driven to spiritual desperation for the only Savior, Jesus Christ.
Pray for a disciple-making movement to spread throughout Sanadhya Brahman communities in India and Nepal.


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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:600
Largest Provinces:
Lumbini (600)
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People Name in Country: Brahmin Sanadhya
People Name General: Brahmin Sanadhya
Alternate People Names:
Brahman TeraiBrahmin Terai
ChaurasiyaDas Ghor Sanadhya
Sadeteen Ghor SanadhyaSanadh
Sanadva BrahmanSanadva Brahmin
Shaiv Brahminsब्रामिन, सनाध्या
ROP3 Code: 115756
Joshua Project People ID: 19975
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 3,238,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin Sanadhya
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Awadhi (400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): awa    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (100)
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: 1820-1911
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2000-2005
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Awadhi
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Brahmin Sanadhya in Nepal

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