Khati (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

According to Hindu mythology, the Khati are descendants of Lord Vishwakarma, the creator and engineer of the universe. The original Khati performed experiments and were called saints. Many today teach engineering and science. These are the people with born intellect and are natural engineers. They enjoy high status as scientists and engineers in Indian universities. However, their position was challenged due to the Industrial Revolution as their traditional skills became obsolete. Today most Khati live mainly in Rajasthan, one of India's least reached states.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Khati are gifted as engineers and builders. They perform well in any technical field of science. In the recent century they have managed to maintain their high status and many top engineering posts in India are held by Khati.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khatri people are almost all Hindus. Like other Hindu communities, they worship the gods that they believe will offer them the most benefits and protection. They engage in Hindu rituals at births, weddings and funerals, but to many these are just required rituals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khati must have humility to see themselves are sinners who need a Savior. Pride in one's position in society can be a hindrance in becoming a believer in Christ.


Prayer Points

Ask the Lord to open the hearts of the Khati so they will listen to the message of Jesus Christ. Pray for a disciple making movement among the Khati people this decade. Pray for the Lord to send out Indian believers to tell the Khati people about the good news of Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Khati (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-05
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-04-23
People Name General Khati (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Khati (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation kah-TEE
Population this Country 1,939,000
Population all Countries 1,945,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 39
Alternate Names Barhai; Dhiman; Hati; Jada; Jangida Brahman; Jangida Brahmin; Jangir; Jogia Khumao; Khati Badai; Khatia; Khatti; Lohar; Lote; Patala; Ramgarhia; Sutar; Suthar; Taksha; Tarkhan; खाती (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17162
ROP3 Code 112513
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Rajasthan
1,375,000
Madhya Pradesh
531,000
Odisha
8,700
Maharashtra
8,400
Gujarat
700
Chandigarh
200
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Rajasthan 1,375,000
  Madhya Pradesh 531,000
  Odisha 8,700
  Maharashtra 8,400
  Gujarat 700
  Chandigarh 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (865,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marwari
315,000
Dhundari
181,000
Mewari
71,000
Malvi
57,000
Shekhawati
52,000
Bagri
43,000
Haroti: Harauti
29,000
Odia
6,700
Punjabi, Eastern
4,300
Sindhi
3,000
Gujarati
900
Bundeli
700
Wagdi
700
Braj Bhasha
600
Marathi
600
Primary Language Hindi (865,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marwari 315,000
  Dhundari 181,000
  Mewari 71,000
  Malvi 57,000
  Shekhawati 52,000
  Bagri 43,000
  Haroti: Harauti 29,000
  Odia 6,700
  Punjabi, Eastern 4,300
  Sindhi 3,000
  Gujarati 900
  Bundeli 700
  Wagdi 700
  Braj Bhasha 600
  Marathi 600
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more