Gaud Saraswat Brahmin in India

The Brahmin Gaud Saraswat have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Saraswat Brahmins are Brahmins who lived on the banks of the former Saraswati River that once flowed in northern India. Saraswats are considered among the oldest and most widespread community in India, still preserving their own culture. Around 1900 BC, the river Saraswati started vanishing underground and the people on its banks started migrating to other parts of India thus forming sub-communities. One of their subgroups are the Gaud. The Gaud Saraswat Brahmin live in Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala. They speak Konkani and the languages of the Indian states they are living in. Originally they come from Goa and many have migrated to the other states.


What Are Their Lives Like?

These people are well-educated and many are wealthy. They work in finances, medical work, and engineering, and many are successful in other parts of the world. Some own restaurants. The Gaud Saraswat Brahmins are vegetarians but they do eat fish. They are a friendly people.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are high caste Hindus, which means that they have high status in India. For any of them to turn their back on the Hindu religious system would be considered an outrage.


What Are Their Needs?

The Gaud Saraswat Brahmins need the opportunity to embrace the only Savior.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will prepare a way for Christ followers who want to reach the Saraswat Brahmins to gain entry into their communities and be given the opportunity to introduce them to the sin-forgiving Savior. Pray for thousands to come together to learn the Word and teach it to others. Pray that as they learn to follow the Lord, the Saraswat Brahmans will be blessed with peace, joy and love in their families.


Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Gaud Saraswat in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Brahmin of India profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Brahmin Gaud Saraswat
People Name in Country Brahmin Gaud Saraswat
Natural Name Gaud Saraswat Brahmin
Population this Country 334,000
Population all Countries 334,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
Alternate Names Bardeshkar; Bhalavalkar; Gowda Saraswath Brahman; Gowda Saraswath Brahmin; Konkani; Konkani Brahman; Konkani Brahmin; ब्रामिन, गौड़ सारस्वत
People ID 19942
ROP3 Code 115716
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 9
Largest States
Maharashtra
178,000
Karnataka
51,000
Kerala
35,000
Tamil Nadu
23,000
Gujarat
20,000
Goa
11,000
Delhi
5,300
Andhra Pradesh
5,000
Telangana
3,700
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 9
  Maharashtra 178,000
  Karnataka 51,000
  Kerala 35,000
  Tamil Nadu 23,000
  Gujarat 20,000
  Goa 11,000
  Delhi 5,300
  Andhra Pradesh 5,000
  Telangana 3,700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (92,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Konkani
77,000
Hindi
24,000
Gujarati
19,000
Malayalam
18,000
Kannada
17,000
Tamil
15,000
Konkani, Goan
15,000
Telugu
5,200
Tulu
100
Kacchi
90
Primary Language Marathi (92,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Konkani 77,000
  Hindi 24,000
  Gujarati 19,000
  Malayalam 18,000
  Kannada 17,000
  Tamil 15,000
  Konkani, Goan 15,000
  Telugu 5,200
  Tulu 100
  Kacchi 90
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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Amazon
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Zume Resources
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