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Kayastha Mathur in India



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Kayastha Mathur in India

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Introduction / History
Kayastha or Kayasth (meaning scribe or administrator) is an upper caste of India. The Kayasth are usually addressed by a number of synonyms like Lala, Lalli, Lal, Kaith, Kact or Kayath. Other Kayastha groups are found in Maharashtra and South India. Mathur is one of the sub-group of the Kayastha’s caste.

According to the Hindu theology Lord Brahma, the Creator, created Lord Chitragupta out of his own body. When Lord Brahma created the four caste groupings, in the midst of his meditation he found in front of him a radiant human figure holding a pen and an inkpot in his hands as well as a sword girdled to his waist. He formed him out of his own body and named him Kayastha. As a result, reading and writing has been the hereditary occupation of the Kayasthas, the descendants of Lord Chitragupta, and in all governmental institutions.

Where are they located?
The Kayasth is described as one who is an inhabitant of Kaayadesh, the region between the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers of north India and many of them can be found living in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat, three of India’s least reached states.

What are their lives like?
The customary occupation of the Kayasth has always been in royal court (pre-colonial time), government or private sectors like village clerks or accountants. We can find most nowadays occupy various levels of government and private services. Some of them are teachers, defense personnel, doctors, engineers, lawyers, academicians and other professionals.
Kayastha is one of the relatively educated Indian group. Most of them are high school graduates and college educated. Education is highly valued within this group and their literacy levels usually are very high. Some only marry within their caste/group only.

What are their beliefs?
The Mathur Kayastha people practice Hinduism, the dominant religion of India. The Kayasth celebrate all major Hindu festivals and often hire a Brahman priest to perform their lifecycle rituals like birth, marriage and death. Many of them worship all gods and goddesses. However, it is the god Chitragupta who comes in for special reverence as their divine progenitor and community deity. They also practice ancestor worship.

What are their needs?
This group of people is highly educated, influential people especially in the government sector. Most are well-off economically, but their spiritual lives are not centered on Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Mathur Kayastha people to see God’s eternal beyond their present success.
* Pray for gospel workers’ safety and ability to derive strategic plan to locate and to influence the Mathur Kayastha, in order to meet their deep spiritual needs and to reveal God’s provisions for them.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Mathur Kayastha people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.

References
https://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/1788023
https://www.quora.com/Are-all-mathur-caste-people-SC
https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/kayasth/
https://www.kayasthamatrimony.com/mathur-grooms
https://sites.google.com/site/bombaymathur/articles/kayasthas-kshatriyas-or-shudras
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathur_(subcaste)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayastha
https://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/746451

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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:35,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (30,000)Bihar (2,800)
Jharkhand (900)Gujarat (600)
Rajasthan (500)Uttarakhand (300)
Madhya Pradesh (30)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kayastha Mathur
People Name General: Kayastha Mathur
Alternate People Names:
KactKaith
KayashthaKayasth
KayathLala
Mathurकायस्ता माथुर
ROP3 Code: 118153
Joshua Project People ID: 21325
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 35,000
Population all Countries: 35,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Kayastha
People Name General: Kayastha Mathur
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (29,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (1,100)Kanauji (1,000)
Awadhi (900)Bhojpuri (800)
Gujarati (600)Magahi (400)
Braj Bhasha (400)Bundeli (80)
Garhwali (70)Marwari (60)
Total Languages: 11
   
 
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:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
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 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 / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
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
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Hindi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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