Audich Brahmin in India


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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The history of the Brahmin Audichya begins over 1000 years ago. A king in the western Indian state of Gujarat invited Brahmins from the north to help him rule his kingdom. The word "Audichya" means northern person. Over 1000 Brahmin families accepted his invitation and became known at the Audichya Brahmins. The king rewarded these Brahmins with gifts of land and high positions in his court and government.

The majority of the Audich continue to live in Gujarat. They encourage their sons and daughters to obtain graduate degrees and achieve leadership in business, in education, in science and in religious service. Many Audich continue their traditional roles as being Hindu priests and scholars. Some Audich still own large tracks of land that is cultivated by lower castes.

The primary language of the Audich is Guajarati. As educated Indians, they also speak English, Hindi and other regional languages.


Where Are they Located?

Most of Brahmin Audich live in Gujarat. Smaller groups live in other regions of India and Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Brahmins have the highest rank in the caste system of Hinduism. The Audich marry only within their Brahmin caste but will not marry within their clan or family. Families arrange weddings with the consent of the young people. Adult marriage is the norm. Weddings are elaborate rituals lasting days. The newly married couple generally lives near or with the groom's parents.

The Audich are vegetarians who do not consume alcohol. Their main foods are rice, curries, millet, sorghum, vegetables and dairy products.

Caste councils promote their interests and decide legal disputes in the Audich communities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Audichya practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that be performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The Audich visit and serve at Hindu temples. They offer prayers, food, flowers and incense to their gods.

The main yearly holidays of the Audich people are Holi, the festival of colors, Diwali, the festival of lights and Navratri, the celebration of autumn. The Audich, as Brahmins, frequently officiate at the festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Brahmin Audichya need to hear the life-changing message of Jesus Christ in a way they can understand. They must be humbled to see themselves as lost sinners in need of a Savior. They need to see that only Jesus can offer them forgiveness for their sins, not the rituals or practices of Hinduism.


Prayer Points

Pray for Christ to reveal Himself to Brahmin Audich leaders.
Pray for Holy Spirit directed Christ followers to go to Brahmin Audich communities.
Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge in every Brahmin Audich community.
Pray for many to be prompted to faithfully pray for Brahmin Audich.


Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Audich in India.


References

http://vabs.co.in/history.aspx
audichyabrahmansamaj.in/home/about_us


Profile Source:   David Kugel  

Additional Info
Brahmin of India profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-02
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-09-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-12-05
People Name General Brahmin Audich
People Name in Country Brahmin Audich
Natural Name Audich Brahmin
Population this Country 550,000
Population all Countries 552,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
Alternate Names Astasahasram Brahman; Astasahasram Brahmin; Audichaya Brahman; Audichaya Brahmin; Barad; Bavisa; Bhavsargar; Ennayirattar; Smartha Brahman; Smartha Brahmin; ब्रामिन, औदिच
People ID 19929
ROP3 Code 115698
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 14
Largest States
Gujarat
451,000
Rajasthan
48,000
Madhya Pradesh
30,000
Maharashtra
8,200
Tamil Nadu
3,000
Karnataka
1,200
Daman and Diu
1,100
Jharkhand
700
Delhi
700
West Bengal
600
Odisha
400
Telangana
300
Dadra and Nagar Have
200
Uttar Pradesh
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Gujarat 451,000
  Rajasthan 48,000
  Madhya Pradesh 30,000
  Maharashtra 8,200
  Tamil Nadu 3,000
  Karnataka 1,200
  Daman and Diu 1,100
  Jharkhand 700
  Delhi 700
  West Bengal 600
  Odisha 400
  Telangana 300
  Dadra and Nagar Have 200
  Uttar Pradesh 100
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Gujarati (361,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Hindi
81,000
Marwari
9,200
Malvi
3,600
Wagdi
2,600
Mewari
2,500
Marathi
1,900
Saurashtra
1,300
Dhundari
500
Telugu
100
Shekhawati
80
Primary Language Gujarati (361,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 81,000
  Marwari 9,200
  Malvi 3,600
  Wagdi 2,600
  Mewari 2,500
  Marathi 1,900
  Saurashtra 1,300
  Dhundari 500
  Telugu 100
  Shekhawati 80
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)
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