The Mahant are Hindus by religion. Their name means one who owns a temple and has renounced the world. They speak local dialects of Pahari and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are vegetarians.
The Mahant are monogamous and marriage is by discussion. There is little divorce among them. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property. The women have a respectable place among them. They make their living from the temples. Their children however prefer other work such as for the government or private work.
The Mahant believe in education and use family planning. They have a Panchayat council to look after them.
Pray that God gives them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that their leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Mahant in India.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
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|Brahmin of India profile for Children and Family Missions Activities|
|People Name General||Brahmin Mahant|
|People Name in Country||Brahmin Mahant|
|Natural Name||Mahant Brahmin|
|Population this Country||34,000|
|Population all Countries||34,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Districts||Interactive map, listing and data download|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Mandeali (10,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mjl Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Mandeali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2017-2021)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Mandeali|
|General||Bible for Children|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Mandeali|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online New Testament (Bibles India)|