Shenva (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The Shenva, also known as Rawat, are a Scheduled Caste in the state of Gujarat, which entitles them to certain government benefits. The Shenva (Rawat) community consists of several exogamous clans. They are mainly agricultural laborers, and have their own land and homes. They worship Shree Chamunda Mataji, which are clan deities, on festivals and during life-cycle ceremonies. According to their tradition they believe they are descendants of Rajput who fled into the forests.


Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual things are spiritually discerned, or understood. Please pray the Lord will give these people understanding as the Gospel comes to them.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for workers to come to the Hindu Shenva people, workers who are able to communicate well the good news about Jesus Christ. Pray for their encouragement and protection and provision.


Prayer Focus

A small number of the Shenva people have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census. This is very encouraging. Please pray these Christians will be properly instructed in the ways of Christ, and will live holy lives in the power of the Lord's Spirit. Pray they will represent Christ well to their families and friends. Pray for better employment opportunities for these people. They also need to improve their vocational skills so they will be qualified for these better positions.


Scripture Prayers for the Shenva (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Shenva (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Shenva (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 140,000
Population all Countries 142,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Chenva; Ravat; Sedma; Sedna Shenma; Sendhava; Senva; Senwa; Shenva; Shindhva; Shingadya; Shingdav; Sindhava; शेनवा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18086
ROP3 Code 113587
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
Gujarat
135,000
Rajasthan
2,100
Maharashtra
1,500
Daman and Diu
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Gujarat 135,000
  Rajasthan 2,100
  Maharashtra 1,500
  Daman and Diu 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (114,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Hindi
2,600
Mewari
800
Marathi
500
Kacchi
400
Koli, Wadiyari
60
Primary Language Gujarati (114,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 2,600
  Mewari 800
  Marathi 500
  Kacchi 400
  Koli, Wadiyari 60
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2021)
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
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Zume Resources
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.91 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more