Brahmin Karhada in India

Brahmin Karhada
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Brahmin Karhada
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 97,000
World Population: 97,000
Primary Language: Marathi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Brahmin
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Karhade (Karada) Brahmins in India mainly speak Marathi and Konkani.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are known for being good engineers and have maintained their skills in water cultivation and irrigation techniques. Many developed betel nut orchards. Their Brahmin status has allowed them to enter many professional and business vocations.

The Karhada Brahmins are noted for participating in music and other art forms. They are also noted for being excellent chefs, according to Wikipedia. Most live in southern and western India.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Arya Durga is their main deity, and they keep an elegant statue of her in their temples. Karhada Brahmins believe that Arya Durga shines like the sun and gives them many treasures. Some believe she can dwell on the sun and that any radiance here on earth comes from her. They also believe in Shakti, the personification of God's energy through a female figure.

What Are Their Needs?

Pray the Karhada Brahmins will learn that Jesus is the Light of the World, who can bless them far more than any goddess. Pray they will seek and find him.

Pray for Holy Spirit anointed workers to go to the Karhada and other Brahmin subgroups.

Pray for supernatural encounters with the Lord that will draw Karhada people to the throne of grace.

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