Summary The Sakaldwipi Brahmin is a well-known community in Bihar and North India. They have two subdivisions, Mag and Bhojak. The Mag are superior to Bhojak. Almost all the Sakaldwipi own agricultural land in their villages which is tilled by landless laborers. They traditionally do not accept water and food from other communities, except other Brahmin. Each Sakaldwipi family has its own deity, and ancestors are worshipped. Their sacred specialists are from their own community. As priests and astrologers, the Sakaldwipi Brahmin have patron-client relationship with other communities.
Ministry Obstacles The Brahmin communities are often prideful, as they are at the top of the caste system. Pride is deadly, because humility is what God requires of a person. Also, low caste Christian workers find it difficult to approach the Brahmin.
Outreach Ideas There are Christian Brahmin in other communities. Perhaps some will be led to the Sakaldwipi Brahmin, sharing the person of Jesus with them. Pray for this to occur.
Pray for the followers of Christ There likely are no Christians today among this Brahmin group. None have reported themselves this way to the Indian census. However, pray for those who will someday come to Christ. Pray they will learn to walk in humility with their Savior and Lord.
Pray for the entire people group Please pray for the Brahmin communities of India, that the Lord will show them in powerful ways their need for forgiveness of sin, and for power to live this life well. Both are found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.