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Teli Ganiga (Hindu traditions) in India



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Teli Ganiga (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Within the caste system of India there are numerous communities which have a given task to benefit others. The Teli community is one of these. "A community which derives its name from the Sanskrit word talika or taila, used for the oil extracted from sesame and mustard, thus alluding to their traditional occupation... Mythological origin of the Teli is traced to Lord Shiva who created them to destroy five demons. However, their legend also says that the first Teli was created by Shiva to rub him with oil." (Singh, K. S., India's Communities, p. 3462)

Telis were traditionally considered one of the the Vaisya, or trading communities. That put them as part of the third highest of four caste clusters.

Where are they located?
Ganiga Teli people live throughout India. A smaller number live in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka or Pakistan.

What are their lives like?
The Ganiga Teli community once did the labor-intensive job of pressing and extracting oil, but now that job is done by mechanical means. For this reason, some have resorted to farming or animal husbandry. A good many of these are landless, and some have applied to be considered "Other backward castes" so they can receive special treatment from the Indian government. A smaller number of them are businessmen or hotel managers, metal workers, cart pullers, or common laborers. Many work in government jobs, and they are active in politics.

The Ganiga Teli people are endogamous, meaning that they only marry within their own community. Family heads and elders arrange their marriages, and the dowry is paid with cash and valuable goods. In today's world, Teli people live mainly in nuclear families.

Like all other South Asian communities, women have lower status and power than men; however, women take a leading role in social and religious activities. Women also help with the family income through embroidery and other money-making activities.

What are their beliefs?
The Ganiga Teli are mainly Hindus who have special celebrations at weddings and the birth of a child. They cremate the dead, and scatter the ashes in a river, preferably the Ganges, a river that Hindus consider to be holy. They worship their ancestors and seek protection from evil spirits. This people group is pragmatic in their spiritual practices. They worship a "wish-fulfilling goddess" whom they hope will answer their prayers.

What are their needs?
The Ganiga Teli people are not usually poor, but they need better access to higher education and good job opportunities. They need the opportunity to meet and serve the Risen Christ.

Prayer Points
Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Ganiga Teli community in India.
Pray for the Ganiga Teli people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Ganiga Teli disciples to make more disciples.
Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Ganiga Teli communities.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18229/IN
https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/teli/
https://www.shaadi.com/matrimony/teli-india-brides
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganiga

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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:43,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (43,000)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Teli Ganiga (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Teli Ganiga (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
टेली गणीगा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 118083
Joshua Project People ID: 21260
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 43,000
Population all Countries: 43,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Teli
People Name General: Teli Ganiga (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Marathi (13,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (12,000)Konkani (11,000)
Tulu (500)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism3.29 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism96.71 % 
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
 
 
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Bible Portions: 1807-1957
New Testament:
1811-1982Audio
Complete Bible: 1821-2022
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