Khati (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan


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Introduction / History

According to Hindu mythology, the Khati are decedents of Lord Vishwakarma, the supposed engineer of universe. The original Khati performed yagas and experiments and were called rishis. This sect of Brahmins believed in hard work and taught engineering and science. These are the people with born intellect and are natural engineers. They enjoyed the same status as scientists and engineers. However, this was challenged due to the Industrial Revolution in various parts of world as the Khati's traditional skills were shattered.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In the recent century they have managed to regain their high status and most of the top engineering posts are held by Khati. The Khati believe in hard work and are gifted to be engineers and perform best in any technical field.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khati people practice Hinduism. 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?

These Hindu people need to realize that they cannot please God without being empowered by the Holy Spirit. They cannot have the Holy Spirit without Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Khati communities, economically and spiritually.
Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Khati.
Pray for the Khati people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Khati people to change their society from within.
Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.
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Scripture Prayers for the Khati (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan.


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People Name General Khati (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Khati (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation kah-TEE
Alternate Names Barhai; Dhiman; Hati; Jada; Jangida Brahman; Jangida Brahmin; Jangir; Jogia Khumao; Khati Badai; Khatia; Khatti; Lohar; Lote; Patala; Ramgarhia; Sutar; Suthar; Taksha; Tarkhan; खाती (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 5,800
Population all Countries 1,963,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17162
ROP3 Code 112513
ROP25 Code 303960
ROP25 Name Khati
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Punjab
3,300
Sindh
2,300
Balochistan
80
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Punjab 3,300
  Sindh 2,300
  Balochistan 80
Website South Asia Peoples
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 Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Saraiki (2,600 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
2,400
Marwari (Pakistan)
700
Primary Language Saraiki (2,600 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi 2,400
  Marwari (Pakistan) 700
People Groups Speaking Saraiki
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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