Brahmin (Sikh traditions) in India

The Brahmin (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

Brahmin Sikhs have risen to the top of their professions through toughness and hard work. Brahmin Sikhs have a fierce sense of duty compounded with an aptitude for achievement, which has made them an integral part of the success story of modern India.

Most Brahmins are connected with Hinduism, but some are not. One of the most interesting Brahmin groups are those who are Sikhs. Sikhism started as a reform movement, but it is now it’s own religion with it’s own places of worships and their own holy book.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Brahmin Sikh community of India is believed to have originated from the Gandhara Region, an ancient kingdom located in what is now northern Pakistan. They played a key role in the nascent years of Sikhism. They abstain from taking part in the priestly duties usually associated with Brahmins in the Hindu Varna.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Sikhism originated from a 15th century teacher named Guru Nanak Dev as a reform movement. He rejected the Hindu caste system, taught that all people were equal and that all have equal access to God. The Sikh God is formless, without gender and is to be found in everyone. 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.

One may recognize a Sikh man by his distinctive turban. All the 10 great Sikh gurus wore turbans. Sikh teaching mandates that a person not cut his or her hair. They worship their holy book, the Granth Sahib, which is a collection of hymns.

There are roughly the same number of Sikhs as there are Jews in the world, but Sikhs are most concentrated in Punjab, their homeland. However, you will find smaller numbers of Sikhs all over the world. Many of the best Indian restaurants in the West are owned and operated by Sikhs.


What Are Their Needs?

In recent decades, there has been a movement to Christ among many Sikh communities. For the most part, this movement has affected Sikhs from low status communities. Brahmin Sikhs remain apart from the one who offers life to the full.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Holy Spirit would draw the Brahmin Sikhs to receive Christ into their lives.
Pray for the Lord to raise up and thrust out the right people to go to Brahmin Sikhs.
Pray there will soon come a day when Brahmin Sikhs will disciple others in the ways of Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin (Sikh traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Brahmin (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Brahmin (Sikh traditions)
Pronunciation BRAH-min
Alternate Names Baman; Bhagavathulu; Gaur; Pandit; Poonchi Sikh; Punchi Sikh; Sharma; ब्रामिन (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 110,000
Population all Countries 110,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 18058
ROP3 Code 113556
ROP25 Code 301405
ROP25 Name Brahmin
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
84,000
Haryana
5,200
Delhi
4,800
Uttar Pradesh
3,600
Rajasthan
3,500
Jammu and Kashmir
2,100
Maharashtra
1,400
Uttarakhand
1,300
Madhya Pradesh
700
Gujarat
500
Chandigarh
500
West Bengal
400
Himachal Pradesh
300
Karnataka
300
Jharkhand
100
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 84,000
  Haryana 5,200
  Delhi 4,800
  Uttar Pradesh 3,600
  Rajasthan 3,500
  Jammu and Kashmir 2,100
  Maharashtra 1,400
  Uttarakhand 1,300
  Madhya Pradesh 700
  Gujarat 500
  Chandigarh 500
  West Bengal 400
  Himachal Pradesh 300
  Karnataka 300
  Jharkhand 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Other / Small
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.
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (74,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Hindi
15,000
Bagri
1,800
Dogri
500
Haryanvi
300
Pahari-Potwari
300
Marwari (India)
100
Kumaoni
100
Kacchi
100
Kashmiri
60
Shekhawati
50
Kangri
20
Bilaspuri
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (74,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 15,000
  Bagri 1,800
  Dogri 500
  Haryanvi 300
  Pahari-Potwari 300
  Marwari (India) 100
  Kumaoni 100
  Kacchi 100
  Kashmiri 60
  Shekhawati 50
  Kangri 20
  Bilaspuri 10
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  (1959-2021)
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