Brahmin Sakaldwipi in India

Brahmin Sakaldwipi
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Brahmin Sakaldwipi
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 584,000
World Population: 590,400
Primary Language: Hindi
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 Forward Caste - Brahmin
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Sakaldwipi Brahmin is a well-known community in Bihar and other parts of North India. They have two subdivisions, Mag and Bhojak. The Mag are superior to Bhojak.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Almost all the Sakaldwipi own agricultural land in their villages which is tilled by landless laborers. They traditionally do not accept water and food from other communities, except other Brahmins.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Each Sakaldwipi family has its own deity, and ancestors are worshipped. Their sacred specialists are from their own community. As priests and astrologers, the Sakaldwipi Brahmin have patron-client relationship with other communities.

What Are Their Needs?

The Brahmin communities are often prideful, as they are at the top of the caste system. Pride is deadly because God requires the humility of a child. Also, low caste Christian workers find it difficult to approach Brahmins because of their higher status. There are Christian Brahmin in other communities. Perhaps some will be led to the Sakaldwipi Brahmin, sharing the person of Jesus with them.

Prayer Points

Pray for a movement to Christ among the Sakaldwipi Brahmin that will affect other Brahmin subgroups.

Pray Sakaldwipi Brahmin believers will learn to walk in humility with their savior and Lord.

Pray they will understand their need for forgiveness of sin, and for power to live this life well. Both are found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Lord to thrust out the right workers to the Sakaldwipi Brahmin community.

Text Source:   Joshua Project