Rajput (Sikh traditions) in Bangladesh


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

Introduction / History

Four hundred feet above Jodhpur stands Mehrangarh Fort, with walls 118 feet high and 69 feet wide. Scars remain from cannonballs and bullets. But the centuries old fortress has never been conquered by military force. A cobbled road snakes through seven gates, two of which are named "Victory." Even today the palaces inside draw the loyalty of Rajputs. Uniformed sentries both guard and guide. But one sentry proudly includes a turban and beard instead of the usual cap and clean shave. He is a Rajput Sikh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

All Rajputs rightly boast of their military prowess, and many own agricultural land as well. While the Sikh population tends to be concentrated in Punjab State, its neighbor to the south, Rajasthan, is home to most Rajputs. Though millions of Rajputs are Hindu, there are more than a million Sikhs among them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hindu Rajputs recognize thousands of gods, but the Sikh Rajputs follow the "True Name," the one true God. By meditating on the name of God, Sikhs believe they will pass through reincarnations to eventually merge with this universal force.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Rajput (Sikh traditions) in Bangladesh.

Pray that the Rajput Sikhs will recognize the Lord Jesus as a mighty fortress in whom they can find rest.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will melt the pride of the Rajput Sikhs so that they will bow before the God of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

The Sikhs
Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Additional Info
Rajputs profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Rajput (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput (Sikh traditions)
Pronunciation RAHJ-put
Population this Country 900
Population all Countries 1,230,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bharadwaja; Chandravamsan; Chhatri; Chhetri; Kashrap Rajput; Kashyap; Khetri; Kshatriya; Muslim Jeer; Mustigar; Musugu Rajulu; Newar; Nuniya; Rajapalayam Raju; Raju; Ravikula Kshatriya; Suryavamsan; Suryavanshi Kshatriya; Thakur; राजपूत (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18159
ROP3 Code 113671
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Dhaka
300
Chittagong
300
Khulna
200
Rajshahi
70
Rangpur
40
Barisal
20
Sylhet
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Dhaka 300
  Chittagong 300
  Khulna 200
  Rajshahi 70
  Rangpur 40
  Barisal 20
  Sylhet 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (600 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Western
300
Primary Language Bengali (600 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Western 300
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2016)
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 Online Audio Scripture
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 Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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 Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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