Rajput (Sikh traditions) in India


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

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

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

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.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-05-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-09
Rajputs profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Rajput (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput (Sikh traditions)
Pronunciation RAHJ-put
Population this Country 1,229,000
Population all Countries 1,230,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 25
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)
People ID 18159
ROP3 Code 113671
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 36
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
696,000
Rajasthan
101,000
Uttar Pradesh
86,000
Haryana
85,000
Delhi
53,000
Maharashtra
34,000
Uttarakhand
33,000
Jammu and Kashmir
23,000
Madhya Pradesh
21,000
Himachal Pradesh
15,000
Chhattisgarh
11,000
Gujarat
11,000
Chandigarh
9,800
Jharkhand
8,400
West Bengal
7,800
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 36  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 696,000
  Rajasthan 101,000
  Uttar Pradesh 86,000
  Haryana 85,000
  Delhi 53,000
  Maharashtra 34,000
  Uttarakhand 33,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 23,000
  Madhya Pradesh 21,000
  Himachal Pradesh 15,000
  Chhattisgarh 11,000
  Gujarat 11,000
  Chandigarh 9,800
  Jharkhand 8,400
  West Bengal 7,800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (777,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
221,000
Bagri
31,000
Haryanvi
9,000
Marwari
8,300
Garhwali
1,300
Dogri
1,000
Kumaoni
900
Saraiki
900
Kangri
500
Awadhi
500
Gujarati
500
Punjabi, Western
500
Chhattisgarhi
500
Mewari
400
Malvi
400
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (777,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 221,000
  Bagri 31,000
  Haryanvi 9,000
  Marwari 8,300
  Garhwali 1,300
  Dogri 1,000
  Kumaoni 900
  Saraiki 900
  Kangri 500
  Awadhi 500
  Gujarati 500
  Punjabi, Western 500
  Chhattisgarhi 500
  Mewari 400
  Malvi 400
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  (1818-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
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.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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