The name Salat means stone. Little is known about this people group except that they are stone cutters and they have low status in Hindu society.
The Salat caste lives in Gujarat, a state in western India.
Salat people are manufacturers and sellers of stone cutters by trade.
The Salat people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.
The main yearly holidays of the Salat people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.
Although audio, visual, and written Bible resources are available in Gujarati, their spoken language, they remain unreached within the truth of the gospel. They need workers for this harvest field! Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them, and His provisional payment of the penalty for their sins. They need spiritual freedom given only by the Son who can make them “free indeed.”
* Scripture Prayers for the Salat (Hindu traditions) in India.
* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Salat community.
* Pray for the Salat people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Salat people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Salat (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Salat (Hindu traditions)|
|Population this Country||20,000|
|Population all Countries||20,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Champta; Chamta; Chamtha; Sompura Brahmans; Sompura Brahmin; सलत (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Affinity Bloc||South Asian Peoples|
|People Cluster||South Asia Hindu - other|
|People Group||Salat (Hindu traditions)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Gujarati (18,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||guj Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Gujarati
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1820-1985)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Gujarati|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||Father's Love Letter|