Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) in India

Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions)
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 11,000
World Population: 13,000
Primary Language: Hindi
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 Dalit - Valmiki
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

Lal Begi people are a scheduled caste, meaning that they live as a tribe outside regular Indian society. They are a subgroup of the Valmiki, also known as, Balmiki. The Lal Begi of West Bengal speak Rajasthani, Bengali and Hindi.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Many Valmiki people work as sweepers; others raise swine. They do not own land, so they have no legacy for their families. They use both traditional, and modern medicine. Their literacy level is improving, opening new doors of opportunity.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Most are Hindus though some follow Islam. Both religions open doors to false hope, or no hope at all. Hindu gods are countless, and the Muslim god is unapproachable. They have no concept of a loving, Almighty Creator God who has provided payment for the sins that weigh them down.

What Are Their Needs?

These sweepers need the opportunity to improve their lives through better jobs and education. Opportunities exist for disciples to enter their sphere of life and show them the only way to abundanteternal life. They need to know that they are precious and valued, and that they can have hope in the painful world in which they find themselves.

Prayer Points

Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among them this decade. Pray for faithful intercessors to keep praying for these sweepers until they are swept into the Kingdom!Pray for spiritual openness to the only Savior. Pray for workers to be thrust out to them.

Text Source:   Keith Carey