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Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions)

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Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Teli Gangauta of southeastern Nepal are a people whose traditional occupation was oil pressing. The word Teli comes from the Hindi word for oil. The Teli would use oxen to crush mustard, sunflower, sesame seeds and groundnuts to obtain oil. The oil was used for cooking, lighting and medicine.

Today industrial, mechanical means are used to crush the seeds or nuts. Some Teli are still involved in the production and distribution of oils. Many Teli have taken up other professions like factory work, trade, banking, transportation and hotel work. The Teli are considered to be of the Vaishya or merchant caste, the third of the four major castes of Hinduism. Land is the main economic resource for the majority of the rural Teli community. Some have taken up animal husbandry as a vocation rearing sheep and goats.

The Teli encourage education for both their sons and daughters. The primary language of the Teli of Nepal is Maithili.

Where are they located?
The Teli Gangauta of Nepal live in the states of Sagarmatha and Kosi. The vast majority of this people live in India.

What are their lives like?
The Teli Gangauta marry only within their community. Family elders arrange marriages on both sides. The bride's family pays a dowry. Sons inherit parental property. In past times the Teli lived in extended families in which sons' families lived with or near their parents. They are now gradually changing to nuclear or single unit families. Women contribute to family income by weaving cotton into clothes and other useful items.

The Teli people have many folk songs and tales, and the women sing and dance to the accompaniment of the drums on holidays and special occasions.

A council of elders promotes the Teli's interests and decides legal disputes.

What are their beliefs?
The Teli Gangauta practice Hinduism, influenced by folk religion. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The Teli Gangauta visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers and incense to their gods. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs. Their primary deity of the Teli is Shiva, the destroyer god. The Teli also worship clan deities and their ancestors. Their dead are cremated and the ashes put into a river.

The main yearly holidays of the Teli Gangauta people are Holi, the festival of colors, Diwali, the festival of lights, Navratri, the celebration of autumn and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
The Teli Gangauta of Nepal need to hear the life-changing message of Jesus Christ in a way they can understand. They need to see the love and mercy of Christ lived out in practical ways before them especially in light of the recent earthquakes that struck Nepal. The Teli would benefit by Christian agricultural experts teaching them how to increase their crops yields.

Prayer Points
* Pray for Christian workers to be effective in demonstrating how Jesus blesses and heals families and communities.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Teli Gangauta people a love for God's Word and a desire to spread its influence.
* Pray that God will overthrow spiritual forces of darkness opposing the spread of His Gospel among the Teli Gangauta community.

References
peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/teli/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teli
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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:12,000
Largest Provinces:
Sagarmatha (7,000)Kosi (3,100)
Janakpur (1,400)Narayani (800)
Total Provinces on file:4
   
 
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People Name in Country: Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
mandalटेली गणगौता (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 118081
Joshua Project People ID: 21259
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 12,000
Population all Countries: 582,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bhojpur-Maithili
People Name General: Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
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Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (12,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (600)Nepali (400)
Magahi (50)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
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: Yes
New Testament:
2010Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoGood News
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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