Karhada Brahmin in India

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

Introduction / History

The Karhade (Karada) Brahmins in India mainly speak Marathi and Konkani.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are known for being good engineers and have maintained their skills in water cultivation and irrigation techniques. Many developed betel nut orchards. Their Brahmin status has allowed them to enter many professional and business vocations.

The Karhada Brahmins are noted for participating in music and other art forms. They are also noted for being excellent chefs, according to Wikipedia. Most live in southern and western India.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Arya Durga is their main deity, and they keep an elegant statue of her in their temples. Karhada Brahmins believe that Arya Durga shines like the sun and gives them many treasures. Some believe she can dwell on the sun and that any radiance here on earth comes from her. They also believe in Shakti, the personification of God's energy through a female figure.


What Are Their Needs?

Pray the Karhada Brahmins will learn that Jesus is the Light of the World, who can bless them far more than any goddess. Pray they will seek and find him.

Pray for Holy Spirit anointed workers to go to the Karhada and other Brahmin subgroups.

Pray for supernatural encounters with the Lord that will draw Karhada people to the throne of grace.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Karhada in India.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2015/09/21


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Brahmin of India profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-09-21
People Name General Brahmin Karhada
People Name in Country Brahmin Karhada
Natural Name Karhada Brahmin
Population this Country 96,000
Population all Countries 96,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Badashastra; Devrukhe; Devrukhe Brahman; Devrukhe Brahmin; Karade Brahman; Karade Brahmin; Karhade; ब्रामिन, करहादा
People ID 19954
ROP3 Code 115730
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 11
Largest States
Maharashtra
58,000
Karnataka
14,000
Goa
8,800
Gujarat
6,500
Tamil Nadu
2,100
Telangana
1,900
Delhi
1,400
Andhra Pradesh
1,300
Kerala
800
West Bengal
300
Dadra and Nagar Have
30
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 11
  Maharashtra 58,000
  Karnataka 14,000
  Goa 8,800
  Gujarat 6,500
  Tamil Nadu 2,100
  Telangana 1,900
  Delhi 1,400
  Andhra Pradesh 1,300
  Kerala 800
  West Bengal 300
  Dadra and Nagar Have 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (56,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Konkani, Goan
9,600
Gujarati
5,400
Kannada
5,200
Konkani
2,700
Hindi
2,000
Khandesi
300
Primary Language Marathi (56,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Konkani, Goan 9,600
  Gujarati 5,400
  Kannada 5,200
  Konkani 2,700
  Hindi 2,000
  Khandesi 300
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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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
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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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more