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Brahmin Dhiman in India

Brahmin Dhiman

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Brahmin Dhiman in India

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Introduction / History
Dhimans are not like other Brahmin communities. Since their beginning they have been focused on architecture and building instead of priestly duties. According to their traditions, they are the descendants of the five sons of their god, Lord Vishwakarma. These sons represent blacksmiths, carpenters, metal craftsmen, stone cutters, and goldsmiths.

Where are they located?
Dhiman Brahmins are scattered across India in dozens of jātis (castes) speaking many different languages. A high percentage of them also speak English as higher education in India is mostly English medium.

Brahmins are disproportionately represented among overseas Indians due to their higher educational attainments, so those who reach out to Indian nationals in the West are very likely reaching out to people who are extremely difficult to reach in South Asia. If you meet an engineer from India in the West, he might be from the Dhiman community.

What are their lives like?
Traditionally in the varna system Brahmins are considered as priests, but a temple priest is a lowly position that no Brahmin family wants their sons to aspire towards. In today's world it is common for Dhiman Brahmins to be skilled craftsmen involved with building such as engineers and architects. Others are skilled craftsmen like metal workers or carpenters.

What are their beliefs?
Dhiman Brahmins worship Vishwakarma, the central deity for Hindu craftsmen and architects. That god is the personification of all creative power, and the revealer of knowledge having to do with the science of mechanics and architecture. Dhiman Brahmins are often called Vishwabrahmins after their primary god.

What are their needs?
The Brahmins 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 for Christ to reveal Himself to Dhiman Brahmin leaders.
* Pray for the eyes of Brahmin hearts to be open to Jesus Christ as Lord and king.
* Pray for Holy Spirit directed Christ followers to go to Dhiman Brahmin communities.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among every Brahmin community.
* Pray for many to be prompted to faithfully pray for Brahmins.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16682/IN
http://aboutdhiman.blogspot.com/
https://dhimansamaj.wordpress.com/2009/08/16/dhiman-a-committed-dedicated-community/
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=41809

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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:45,000
Largest States:
Haryana (25,000)Himachal Pradesh (9,300)
Punjab (8,000)Delhi (2,400)
Chandigarh (300)
Total States on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Brahmin Dhiman
People Name General: Brahmin Dhiman
Alternate People Names:
Ramgarhiaब्रामिन, धीमान
ROP3 Code: 111903
Joshua Project People ID: 16682
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 45,000
Population all Countries: 45,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Brahmin Dhiman
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
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Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (25,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Eastern (10,000)Kangri (5,900)
Haryanvi (1,700)Mandeali (1,000)
Bilaspuri (600)Pahari, Mahasu (200)
Bagri (Unknown)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
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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 World Christian Resource Directory
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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 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 / 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 MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Brahmin Dhiman in India

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