Bhatia (Sikh traditions) in India

The Bhatia (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Bhatia is an Indian caste found in Punjab, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. The vast majority of them are Hindus. A small group converted to Islam. An even smaller group became Sikhs. Most of the Pakistani Sikhs moved to India in the Partition of 1947.
Bhatia people of India were traditionally soldiers and army officers in northern India. Now they work mainly in business and trade. The Bhatia claim that they are descendants of Kshatriya or Rajputs. During the sixth century, Raja Bhoopat ruled in Lahore and his dynasty was called the Bhati or Bhatti dynasty from which the Bhatia name originated.

The primary language of the Sikh Bhatia is Hindi. As educated Indians, they also speak English and regional languages. Many Christian resources are available in Hindi.


Where Are they Located?

The Sikh Bhatia people live in Indian Punjab State, the original homeland of Sikhism.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Sikhs are among the most prosperous and educated people in the nation of India. The Sikh Mali generally marry within their community although they also find spouses among other Sikh peoples of similar castes. The Sikhs encourage both their sons and daughters to obtain college educations.

Bhatia people are successful in trade and commerce. They often own and manage textile, cotton, steel, iron, transportation and mining companies. They have business contacts with Sikhs all over the world. Some Sikh Mali still join the military. They are known are highly disciplined and motivated soldiers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though most Bhatia people are Hindus, a small number practice either Islam or Sikhism. Sikhism originated from a 15th century teacher named Guru Nanak Dev as a reform movement. He rejected the caste system, taught that all people were equal and that all have equal access to God. One gets closer to God by living a good life and by practicing charity. Like Hindus, Sikhs believe in reincarnation and the law of karma; you reap what you sow in your previous life. Like Muslims, the Sikhs worship only one God.


What Are Their Needs?

The Sikh Bhatia need to see that all their good works and rituals will not get them right with the one, true God. Wealth and pride are frequently hindrances in coming to Christ. The Lord must humble them to see their need of the Savior.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bhatia (Sikh traditions) in India.

* Pray for workers to go to the Sikh Bhatia people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.
* Pray for networks of believing Bhatia families and fellowships that will throw the doors open for others to follow Jesus.
* Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Sikh Bhatia people with His presence and mercy.
Pray for believers among this people group to disciple others who will disciple still others.
* Pray for Bible believing fellowships and churches among the Bhatia people.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18057/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhatia_caste


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

The Sikhs

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

People Name General Bhatia (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Bhatia (Sikh traditions)
Population this Country 700
Population all Countries 700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names भाटिया (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18057
ROP3 Code 113555
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Delhi
300
Punjab
200
Chandigarh
200
Haryana
50
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Delhi 300
  Punjab 200
  Chandigarh 200
  Haryana 50
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (700 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (700 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2017)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Sikhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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