Ramdasia (Sikh traditions) in India

The Ramdasia (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The aroma of cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves wafted through the air at the small chai house where Edmund and Charan met. Edmund, a visiting student from England, looked puzzled when he asked Charan about equality and Sikhism. "I know that you are from the Ramdasia caste of weavers. Yet you have a huge and successful textile business! How did the Ramdasia Sikhs move from their menial jobs as weavers to being so successful in business?"

Charan explained, "In the middle 1800s our Sikh society was starting to decay. Old Hindu caste practices were starting to take over. Then in 1873, Guru Singh Sabha started a movement to turn Sikhism back to its spiritual roots. He taught us to get back to understanding that we are all equal, despite the Hindu-imposed caste system. Many Ramdasia Sikhs began to drop their traditional weaving jobs and started to advance in other areas such as agriculture, industry, business, education, science, and the military. I 'm certainly one who benefited from that change. To be sure that our society does not go back into old ways, we have strong accountability for our people. We have gatherings to discuss not only spiritual manners, but actions needed to maintain equality and brotherhood among our people."


Prayer Points

Pray that the Ramdasia Sikhs will hear God's Word, accept it, and enter the Kingdom of God, knowing that He created us to be equal in His eyes.


Scripture Prayers for the Ramdasia (Sikh traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-09-30
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-12
People Name General Ramdasia (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Ramdasia (Sikh traditions)
Pronunciation rahm-DAH-see-uh
Population this Country 554,000
Population all Countries 554,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
Alternate Names रामदसिया (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17938
ROP3 Code 113426
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 23
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
446,000
Haryana
44,000
Delhi
14,000
Rajasthan
14,000
Uttar Pradesh
11,000
Maharashtra
4,900
Uttarakhand
4,200
Madhya Pradesh
2,400
Jammu and Kashmir
2,300
Chandigarh
1,600
Jharkhand
1,000
West Bengal
900
Chhattisgarh
700
Himachal Pradesh
600
Gujarat
500
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 23  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 446,000
  Haryana 44,000
  Delhi 14,000
  Rajasthan 14,000
  Uttar Pradesh 11,000
  Maharashtra 4,900
  Uttarakhand 4,200
  Madhya Pradesh 2,400
  Jammu and Kashmir 2,300
  Chandigarh 1,600
  Jharkhand 1,000
  West Bengal 900
  Chhattisgarh 700
  Himachal Pradesh 600
  Gujarat 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (400,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Hindi
60,000
Bagri
5,900
Haryanvi
3,500
Dogri
400
Kumaoni
100
Garhwali
80
Awadhi
60
Kangri
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (400,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 60,000
  Bagri 5,900
  Haryanvi 3,500
  Dogri 400
  Kumaoni 100
  Garhwali 80
  Awadhi 60
  Kangri 10
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2021)
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, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Zume Resources
General Zume Training
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more