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Viswakarma Kallan Muppan in India



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Viswakarma Kallan Muppan in India

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Introduction / History
Viswakarma are a large group of Hindu peoples who live in India and Sri Lanka. They are followers of Visvakarman, the Hindu god of craftsmen and builders. The Viswakarma claim to be descendants of this god. Hence, today the term Viswakarma denotes a community of artisans. They are goldsmiths, carpenters, blacksmiths, copper workers and stonemasons. Their caste has ancient roots being referred to in the Hindu Vedas. Some believe that they made chariots, armor and weapons for royalty.

The Viswakarma played a vital role in the Indian village economy. They consider themselves spreaders of Hindu civilization, culture and religion through their art and crafts. They have contributed greatly to Indian civilization and culture as city and temple builders, engineers, architects, and artists.

In ancient India, Viswakarma people where highly regarded. However, they are not as highly esteemed today by Brahmins, the priestly Hindu caste. The origin of this ancient feud is largely unknown, but one reason was the refusal of Brahmins to recognize the status of the Viswakarma as equals. The Viswakarma have rejected the leadership or supremacy of the Brahmins. They have set themselves up as spiritual guides and religious teachers for other Hindus.

The two main languages or the Viswakarma are Telegu and Tamil. They also speak other regional Indian languages.

Where are they located?
This Viswkarma group lives in Kerala state.

What are their lives like?
The Kallan Muppan Viswakarma communal identity has always been strongly tied to their professions as craftsmen. With industrialization and more recently, globalization, their traditional artisan trades are declining. Their socio-economic status varies from a very high level to the low level in different parts of India. They tend to earn higher wages in cities but lower incomes in villages.

The Kallan Muppan Viswakarma marry within their group. Marriage to one spouse is the norm. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the young people. Sons inherit their father's property with the eldest son becoming the head of the family. Caste councils settle legal disputes and promote their interests.

What are their beliefs?
The Viswakarma practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon, especially Viswakarman, the god of craftsmen. 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 Viswakarma 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.

The main yearly holidays of the Viswakarma 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 Kallan Muppan Viswakarma need help in learning new job skills as their ancient occupations are disappearing. They need to understand that Hinduism will not get them right with a holy, personal God. The Viswaskarmas must hear and respond to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Kallan Muppan Viswakarma for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless Kallan Muppan Viswakarma families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Kallan Muppan Viswakarma people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18314/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vishwakarma_(caste)
https://www.facebook.com/VishwakarmaCommunityHeros/
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kozhikode/Now-BJP-plans-to-focus-on-Viswakarma-community/article14418427.ece
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2012/08/10
https://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=41239
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Ho8mA_t9g

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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:9,300
Largest States:
Kerala (9,300)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Viswakarma Kallan Muppan
People Name General: Viswakarma Kallan Muppan
Alternate People Names:
Kalla PanikkanKallan Muppar
Karinkal SilpiPuliasari
विस्वाकर्मा कल्लां मूप्पन
ROP3 Code: 118109
Joshua Project People ID: 21286
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,300
Population all Countries: 9,300
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Viswakarma
People Name General: Viswakarma Kallan Muppan
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Malayalam (9,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
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: 1811-1968
New Testament:
1829-1995Audio
Complete Bible: 1841-2016
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 RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Malayalam
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
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Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
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Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: മലയാളം - Malayalam
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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