Bhat Brahmin in Nepal


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Bhat name is believed to be derived from the Sanskrit word for "lord." They were once famous for their poetry. The Bhat Brahmins comprise only a tiny percentage of Nepal’s population. Most of them live in India, though there is also a small population in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many are landowners, but some live in poverty. As Brahmins they have access to many avenues of employment. You can find Bhat Brahmins in Bollywood entertainment, engineering, mathematics, business, and politics. Like most Brahmins they have a preference for high-paying and challenging jobs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bhat Brahmins 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. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. Brahmins tend to be philosophical in their approach to the spiritual realm. Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like 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.


What Are Their Needs?

They are in desperate need of Christ, but almost no Brahmin would dare to follow Christ without the approval of their community. It will be difficult to find anyone with their status to reach them for Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Bhat Brahmins to humble themselves and cry out to God. Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to them through powerful signs and wonders. Ask the Lord to establish His Church among them and use these influential people to take Christ to other Brahmin communities. Pray for believers with high status to go to the Bhat Brahmins.


Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Bhat in Nepal.


References

https://www.matrimonialsindia.com/hindu/nepali-brahmin-bhatt-matrimony.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhat https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/bhat/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Brahmin of India profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Brahmin Bhat
People Name in Country Brahmin Bhat
Natural Name Bhat Brahmin
Pronunciation buh-HAHT BRAH-min
Population this Country 500
Population all Countries 29,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Brahman Terai
People ID 21690
ROP3 Code 118478
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Janakpur
300
Sagarmatha
200
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Janakpur 300
  Sagarmatha 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (500 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Maithili (500 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Maithili
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 Nepal 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  
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