Introduction / History
As Hindus, the Kutana people are a vulnerable religious minority in Muslim Pakistan. They are among the poor, low-status Hindus who did not escape Pakistan during the 1947 partition. They are especially vulnerable since they have low status even among Hindus.
What Are Their Lives Like?
The Kutana people are landless. They work in transportation, business, and laboring. Some are local politicians. Many of them mill rice, and their prized possession is a portable rice miller. They are much more likely to educate their boys than their girls. They have an association and council to look after them.
What Are Their Beliefs?
The majority live in India, but there is a small number of Kutana people in Pakistan. Those in Pakistan speak Saraiki rather than Hindi.
The Kutana 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.
What Are Their Needs?
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.
Like all other peoples of the world, the Kutana people needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.
Since there are few believers among them anywhere in South Asia, pray for the Lord to intervene through dreams and visions.
Pray for the Lord to provide physical and spiritual prosperity for the Kutana community, and that they will respond with thankfulness to him.
Pray that God will provide them with true hope, salvation, and joy in life.
Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Kutana families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Scripture Prayers for the Kutana in Pakistan.