Arain (Sikh traditions) in India

The Arain (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

The Arain are a land-owning, agricultural caste that live in north India and Pakistan. The Arain caste is made up of Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus. Some Hindu and Muslim Arain became Sikhs in the reform movement of Guru Nanak Dev in the 15th century. During the colonial period the British favored the Arain as they considered them hard working and disciplined. Today, the Sikh Arain still own large tracts of farmland.

The main language of the Sikh Arain is Eastern Punjabi. Many of them also speak Hindu, English and local languages. Many Christian resources are available in Eastern Punjabi including a complete Bible and the JESUS Film.


Where Are they Located?

The Sikh Arain people live in Punjab and Uttarakhand states in northern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Sikh Arain have used the wealth from their land holdings to provide university educations for their sons and daughters. Many Sikhs have pursued law, politics and government administration. Many of the highest government officials in the Punjabi state have been members or the Sikh Arain.

Monogamy or marriage to one person is the norm among Sikhs. Sikh women enjoy a higher status than most women in India. Sikhs tend to be quite devoted to their family and fellow Sikhs.

The 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 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 read and study their holy book, the Granth Sahib, which is a collection of hymns.


What Are Their Needs?

The Sikh Arain need to see that no religious system will get them right with God. The Arain need to see Christianity lived out before them in practical ways. The Arain must understand that coming to Christ will not destroy their families and culture.


Prayer Points

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

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Sikh Arain people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Arain families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for Arain families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Arain family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/Muslim-and-Sikh-Arain-People/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arain


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Arain (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Arain (Sikh traditions)
Population this Country 19,000
Population all Countries 19,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Baghban; Chaudhari; Rain; आरायण (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18158
ROP3 Code 113670
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 5
Largest States
Punjab
16,000
Delhi
1,800
Haryana
900
Chandigarh
700
Uttarakhand
90
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 5
  Punjab 16,000
  Delhi 1,800
  Haryana 900
  Chandigarh 700
  Uttarakhand 90
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (16,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Hindi
2,200
Saraiki
300
Bagri
200
Punjabi, Western
60
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (16,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 2,200
  Saraiki 300
  Bagri 200
  Punjabi, Western 60
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 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)
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
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.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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