Bania Gandha Banik of India
People Name: Bania Gandha Banik
Country: India
Language: Bengali
Population: 285,000
Unreached: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Bania
Primary Religion: Hinduism
% Adherents: 0.00 %
% Evangelical: 0.00 %
Progress Status: 1.0
Profile provided by:

Joshua Project
PO Box 62614
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Introduction / History
The Banik live in Tripura in India. They speak, read and write in Bengali. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. They have four groups with the Gandha Banik being the main one.

The Banik arrange adult marriages through discussion and mutual agreement. They believe in monogamy. A widower can marry again. They have birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. Upon the death of the father, the children inherit equal shares.

The Banik work in agriculture, business and trade mainly. Some of them are landowners while others are landless. They are Hindus by religion. Their family deity is Lakshmi and they have other deities too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Banik dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the internet and gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
* Pray that Indian Christians will help bring them to Jesus Christ.

Bania Gandha Banik of India