Veerabhadreeya (Viramushti) in India

The Veerabhadreeya (Viramushti) have only been reported 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

The traditional work of the Veeramushti is related to acrobatics. Most of them are day laborers now.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They have a nomadic lifestyle and a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of the home. The dead are buried in a sitting position. The Veeramushti have cousin marriages. Divorce and remarriage are allowed but they have to get permission from the elders. They have a council of elders to look after their needs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Veeramushti people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. 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 other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

The Veeramushti people need the abundant life that only Jesus offers.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Veerabhadreeya (Viramushti) in India.

Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their people into a movement to Christ. Pray for spiritual discernment and an openness to Christ. Pray for them to rise above poverty.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Veerabhadreeya (Viramushti)
People Name in Country Veerabhadreeya (Viramushti)
Population this Country 48,000
Population all Countries 48,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bhadrapad; Bhadrapada; Nettibutala; Nettikotala; Veer; Veera Mushti; Veera Musti; Veerabhatulu; Veeramushti; Vir; Virabhat; Virabhatulu; विरअमूष्टि
People ID 18312
ROP3 Code 113859
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 5
Largest States
Telangana
39,000
Andhra Pradesh
7,800
Maharashtra
800
Odisha
300
Karnataka
100
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 5
  Telangana 39,000
  Andhra Pradesh 7,800
  Maharashtra 800
  Odisha 300
  Karnataka 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (42,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Odia
50
Primary Language Telugu (42,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Odia 50
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2016)
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 Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
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 Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Story
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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 data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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