Rajput (Sikh traditions) in India

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

Four hundred feet above Jodhpur stands Mehrangarh Fort, with walls 118 feet high and 69 feet wide. Scars remain from cannonballs and bullets. But the centuries old fortress has never been conquered by military force. A cobbled road snakes through seven gates, two of which are named "Victory." Even today the palaces inside draw the loyalty of Rajputs. Uniformed sentries both guard and guide. But one sentry proudly includes a turban and beard instead of the usual cap and clean shave. He is a Rajput Sikh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

All Rajputs rightly boast of their military prowess, and many own agricultural land as well. While the Sikh population tends to be concentrated in Punjab State, its neighbor to the south, Rajasthan, is home to most Rajputs. Though millions of Rajputs are Hindu, there are more than a million Sikhs among them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hindu Rajputs recognize thousands of gods, but the Sikh Rajputs follow the "True Name," the one true God. By meditating on the name of God, Sikhs believe they will pass through reincarnations to eventually merge with this universal force.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Rajput Sikhs will recognize the Lord Jesus as a mighty fortress in whom they can find rest.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will melt the pride of the Rajput Sikhs so that they will bow before the God of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest  

People Name General Rajput (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput (Sikh traditions)
Pronunciation RAHJ-put
Alternate Names Bharadwaja; Chandravamsan; Chhatri; Chhetri; Kashrap Rajput; Kashyap; Khetri; Kshatriya; Muslim Jeer; Mustigar; Musugu Rajulu; Newar; Nuniya; Rajapalayam Raju; Raju; Ravikula Kshatriya; Suryavamsan; Suryavanshi Kshatriya; Thakur; राजपूत (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 1,267,000
Population all Countries 1,267,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 25
People ID 18159
ROP3 Code 113671
ROP25 Code 306917
ROP25 Name Rajput
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 36
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
712,000
Rajasthan
103,000
Haryana
87,000
Uttar Pradesh
87,000
Delhi
54,000
Maharashtra
35,000
Uttarakhand
34,000
Jammu and Kashmir
23,000
Madhya Pradesh
22,000
Himachal Pradesh
15,000
Chhattisgarh
11,000
Gujarat
11,000
Chandigarh
10,000
Jharkhand
8,600
West Bengal
8,400
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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 36  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 712,000
  Rajasthan 103,000
  Haryana 87,000
  Uttar Pradesh 87,000
  Delhi 54,000
  Maharashtra 35,000
  Uttarakhand 34,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 23,000
  Madhya Pradesh 22,000
  Himachal Pradesh 15,000
  Chhattisgarh 11,000
  Gujarat 11,000
  Chandigarh 10,000
  Jharkhand 8,600
  West Bengal 8,400
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
0.06 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
99.94 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (772,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
225,000
Bagri
31,000
Haryanvi
9,000
Marwari (India)
8,300
Bengali
1,300
Garhwali
1,300
Dogri
1,000
Kumaoni
900
Saraiki
900
Kangri
500
Awadhi
500
Gujarati
500
Punjabi, Western
500
Chhattisgarhi
500
Mewari
400
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (772,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 225,000
  Bagri 31,000
  Haryanvi 9,000
  Marwari (India) 8,300
  Bengali 1,300
  Garhwali 1,300
  Dogri 1,000
  Kumaoni 900
  Saraiki 900
  Kangri 500
  Awadhi 500
  Gujarati 500
  Punjabi, Western 500
  Chhattisgarhi 500
  Mewari 400
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

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Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959-2021)
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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