Agamudaiyan Nattaman in India

Agamudaiyan Nattaman
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People Name: Agamudaiyan Nattaman
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 741,000
World Population: 749,900
Primary Language: Tamil
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.19 %
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

The Agamudaiyan Nattaman people live in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Agamudaiyan Nattaman speak, read and write in Tamil. Those in Kerala also speak Malayalam. They are not vegetarians and eat rice.
Agriculture is the main work of the Parkavakulam or Udayar people. They often marry their cousins. They do not allow for divorce. They have birth and marriage rituals, and the dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property, and the oldest son takes charge of the estate. They have a caste association to look after them.
They use modern and traditional medicines. Family planning is used by them and they are educated to secondary schooling.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Agamudaiyan Nattaman people 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. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. 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 other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
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?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.

Prayer Points

Ask God to raise up Agamudaiyan Nattaman who are more desirous to know the truth than to stay on the broad road to death.
Ask God to send loving, committed workers to the Agamudaiyan Nattaman in the near future.
Pray the Agamudaiyan Nattaman would no longer be hidden away from the influence of Christ.

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