Daityapati in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Daityapati
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 700
World Population: 700
Primary Language: Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Daityapati people are known as a race of giants, exiled from heaven. They were considered lower than angels with a quality of goodness. Yet they were known as an aggressive people, starting wars with neighboring peoples.

Where Are they Located?

Daityapati people live today in east-central India.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Very little is known about these people, or their way of life. Most of what we know is legendary. There are only several hundred existing today.

What Are Their Beliefs?

We know that Daityapati people are Hindu in their beliefs. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth 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 many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

What Are Their Needs?

Although audio, visual, and written Bible resources are available in Odia, their spoken language, they remain unreached and unengaged with the truth of the gospel. Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them, and his provisional payment of the penalty for their sins.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Daityapati people of India teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Daityapati families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Daityapati families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Daityapati family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.

Text Source:   Keith Carey