Saksena Kayastha in India

The Saksena Kayastha have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The approximate 10 million Kayastha are considered to be one of the most intelligent and influential people groups in India. They are a highly significant community that has contributed much to India's development as a nation and they are proud of their identity. Members of the Kayasth have been landowners for generations. A member of their people group, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, was a great nationalist and an early leader when India gained her independence in 1947. There are numerous Kayastha subgroups including the Saksenas. The traditional work of the Saksena is writing and accounting. The Saksena Kayastha live mainly in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh though there are pockets of them in central India as well.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today they hold prominent positions in the areas of law, politics, medicine, teaching, accounting, and business. The Kayasth are among the key intellectual Hindu communities today. They still excel in politics and white-collar professions. The Saksena are usually monogamous, meaning that marriage is between one man and one woman. The divorced and bereaved can marry again. They have large families.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus who also worship their ancestors. They are devoted to Chitragupta and other Hindu gods whom they believe will help them with their daily needs.


What Are Their Needs?

The Saksena Kayasthas need to put their trust in Jesus Christ to take care of their needs. They need to accept his abundant blessings that will last throughout eternity.


Prayer Points

Pray that the leaders of the society that looks after the Kayastha Saksena will give their lives to Jesus Christ and lead their people into an unstoppable movement to Christ. Pray that gospel materials and the internet will provide them with abundant discipleship tools.


Scripture Prayers for the Kayastha Saksena in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kayastha Saksena
People Name in Country Kayastha Saksena
Natural Name Saksena Kayastha
Alternate Names Kact; Kaith; Kayashtha; Kayasth; Kayath; Lala; Saksena; कायस्ता सक्सेना
Population this Country 357,000
Population all Countries 357,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
People ID 21326
ROP3 Code 118154
ROP25 Code 303847
ROP25 Name Kayastha
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 9
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
342,000
Madhya Pradesh
5,200
Uttarakhand
3,100
Delhi
2,700
Chhattisgarh
300
Haryana
200
Punjab
100
Telangana
60
Andhra Pradesh
20
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 9
  Uttar Pradesh 342,000
  Madhya Pradesh 5,200
  Uttarakhand 3,100
  Delhi 2,700
  Chhattisgarh 300
  Haryana 200
  Punjab 100
  Telangana 60
  Andhra Pradesh 20
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 Hindi (229,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
37,000
Kanauji
27,000
Bundeli
1,900
Garhwali
1,200
Braj Bhasha
900
Bhojpuri
900
Chhattisgarhi
200
Bengali
200
Primary Language Hindi (229,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi 37,000
  Kanauji 27,000
  Bundeli 1,900
  Garhwali 1,200
  Braj Bhasha 900
  Bhojpuri 900
  Chhattisgarhi 200
  Bengali 200
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2022)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
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Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
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General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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