Kambalattu is a subgroup of the broader Ambalavasi cluster of Hindu castes.
This Hindu people group lives in southern Tamil Nadu.
Ambalavasi groups like the Kambalattu serve in Hindu temples. They have various tasks. Some involve supplying flowers, staging dramas, musical performances, or administration. Since their lives are so closely associated with the Hindu religious system, it will be very difficult for them to give Jesus Christ their allegiance.
The Ambalavasi Kambalattu people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods whom they believe will give them favor and protection, much like a business transaction. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. These Hindus believe that in a long run, by performing rituals and good works, they have the chance to attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. Other Hindus are far more philosophical in their spiritual practices. Most of these are part of higher castes, especially the Brahmans.
The main yearly holidays which almost all Hindu communities celebrate are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.
All of the Ambalavasi peoples need to understand and respond to the worth of Jesus Christ, the only sin-bearing, loving savior.
* Scripture Prayers for the Ambalavasi Kambalattu in India.
* Pray for Ambalavasi Kambalattu culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Ambalavasi family and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Kambalattu Ambalavasi people.
* Pray that soon the Ambalavasi peoples will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the Savior.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Ambalavasi Kambalattu|
|People Name in Country||Ambalavasi Kambalattu|
|Natural Name||Kambalattu Ambalavasi|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Kambalattan; Sillavar; Tokkalavar; अंबालवासी कंबलाट्तू|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Tamil (2,500 speakers)|
|Language Code||tam Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Tamil
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1715-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Father's Love Letter|
|Audio Recordings||General Ministry Resources|
|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||Finding Peace|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||General Ministry Resources|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Tamil|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources|
|General||God's Simple Plan|