Acharya Brahmin in India

The Brahmin Acharya 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 Acharya live in Tripura. They speak, read and write in Bengali.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Acharya work mostly in agriculture. The men and women do some craft work. They believe in education and use modern medicines and family planning. The Acharya allow widows to marry again. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons and daughters get the same share of the estate.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Acharya people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to put all their faith in Jesus Christ so He can be free to give them the abundant life He offers those who follow Him.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Acharya in India.

* Pray that Indian believers will lead them into a movement to Christ. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will not be satisfied until they meet the Risen Christ. * Pray that gospel materials will lead them to discovery Bible studies.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Brahmin of India profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Brahmin Acharya
People Name in Country Brahmin Acharya
Natural Name Acharya Brahmin
Population this Country 74,000
Population all Countries 74,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Acharya; Andhra Vaishnava/Pancharathra Srivaishnava; Brahman (Bengali) of West Bengal; Brahman Terai; Brahmin (Bengali) of West Bengal; Brahmin Terai; Daivajna; Ganak; Graha Bipra; Maha-Brahman; Maha-Brahmin; Maha-Pandit; Maha-Patra; Sakadwipi Brahman; Sakadwipi Brahmin; ब्रामिन, शराइया
People ID 19926
ROP3 Code 115695
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 6
Largest States
West Bengal
65,000
Jammu and Kashmir
3,800
Bihar
3,400
Andhra Pradesh
1,700
Telangana
200
Ladakh
100
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 6
  West Bengal 65,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 3,800
  Bihar 3,400
  Andhra Pradesh 1,700
  Telangana 200
  Ladakh 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (42,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Hindi
26,000
Kashmiri
2,200
Tamil
1,300
Bhojpuri
1,000
Punjabi, Eastern
700
Marathi
600
Maithili
500
Dogri
200
Primary Language Bengali (42,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 26,000
  Kashmiri 2,200
  Tamil 1,300
  Bhojpuri 1,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 700
  Marathi 600
  Maithili 500
  Dogri 200
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1832-2016)
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 - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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