People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Bania Modh in India



Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Bania Modh in India map

Flash Map
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
76,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bania Modh in India

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Introduction / History
Kirti, a little Modh Bania girl, stood petrified beside her devout mother. With eyes closed, the woman chanted slokas to the Hindu deity with 18 hands. In the imagination of little Kirti, the idol took on life, and its piercing eyes seemed to follow them as her mother walked around the temple.
On their way home Kirti was a different person. Shedding her frightened demeanor, she skipped and hopped beside her mother. "Why were you not praying in the temple, Kirti?" asked her mother. Referencing the idol the little girl replied, "The face of Modheshwari Mata frightens me." "Hush! You will anger the gods, and we will encounter misfortune if you speak like that," chided her distraught mother, who herself was always on edge. She was worried that the health and well-being of her family depended on the whim of the gods.

What are their lives like?
The wealthy Modh people deal in real estate and jewelry. They once lived only in the northern part of Gujarat state in a small town called Modhera, which derived its name from the Modheshwari Mata temple and the community around it. The Modh are now dispersed throughout India and other countries.
Some of the more famous Modhs are Mohandas Ghandi, popularly known as the Mahatma Ghandi, and Mukesh Ambani, the chairman and managing director of the Reliance Conglomerate, whom Forbes identifies as one of the wealthiest men in the world.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Modh Banias would acknowledge Christ Jesus as the source of hope and provision for humanity.

References
Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)

View Bania Modh in all countries.

Prayer Links  
PrayerGuard.net
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-16
  Submit Update:
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:76,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (56,000)Rajasthan (12,000)
Maharashtra (3,600)Delhi (1,400)
Madhya Pradesh (1,300)West Bengal (700)
Telangana (400)Daman and Diu (80)
Punjab (80)
Total States on file:10
   
 
Maps
Submit Map:
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
 
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: Bania Modh
People Name General: Bania Modh
Alternate People Names:
AdaljaGhoghva
MandaliaSoni
बनिया, मोढ़
ROP3 Code: 115167
Joshua Project People ID: 19715
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 76,000
Population all Countries: 76,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Bania
People Name General: Bania Modh
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Gujarati (53,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (13,000)Marwari (4,700)
Dhundari (3,100)Marathi (900)
Mewari (200)Shekhawati (200)
Bengali (60)Konkani (50)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.75 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.25 % 
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
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
1820-1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2005
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit LinkingGlobalVoices.org for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
 
Data Notes
Data Sources
 
 

Bania Modh in India

Peoples
               
Geographic
Global                 Global
           
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
           
   
People Cluster
       
Region
   
    South Asia Forward Caste - Bania     Asia, South    
     
People-Group-Across-Countries
   
Country
   
      Bania Modh India    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Bania Modh in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Gujarati  
    Global    
Language
 
    All Religions                              
   
Religion
                             

Direct link:  http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?rog3=IN&peo3=19715