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|People Name:||Saini (Sikh traditions)|
|Primary Language:||Punjabi, Eastern|
|Primary Religion:||Other / Small|
|Christian Adherents:||0.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Sikh - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
The Sikh Saini are descended from some of the early kings of India. King Porus, who fought against Alexander the Great, was a Sani. They belong to a middle-high status agriculturist society. They are also known as Mallies in other part of India. They are found in Haryana and Delhi. There are few or no believers among the Saini.
As well as serving India as soldiers, the Sikh Sani are also farmers, businessmen, and scientists. They are hard-working and skilled workers. They usually enjoy economic prosperity.
Sikhism originated from a 15th century teacher named Guru Nanak Dev. He rejected the Hindu caste system, taught all people were equal and that all have equal access to God. The Sikh God is formless, without gender and is to be found in everyone. One gets closer to God by living a good life and by practicing charity. Like Hindus, Sikhs believe in reincarnation and the law of karma; you reap what you sow in your previous life. A Sikh is not permitted to use alcohol, tobacco or any illegal drugs. One may recognize a Sikh man by his distinctive turban. All the 10 great Sikh gurus wore turbans. Sikh teaching mandates that a person not cut his or her hair.
They lack full social recognition and advancement. The Sani need to hear and understand the message of Jesus Christ. He alone can forgive their sins and grant them eternal life.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will give the Sikh Saini people a willingness to receive the blessings of Jesus Christ. Pray for a disciple making movement that will bless the Sikh Saini people this decade. Pray for the Lord to send out workers to the Sikh Saini people to tell them about Jesus.