Vakkaliga Kunchitiga in India

Vakkaliga Kunchitiga
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Vakkaliga Kunchitiga
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 283,000
World Population: 283,000
Primary Language: Kannada
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Vakkaliga
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Lingayat Kudu Vokkaliga live in Karnataka and speak, read and write in Kannada.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kudu Vokkaliga allow cousin marriages. They do not allow for divorce, but widowers can marry again. Weddings are at the home of the bridegroom. They are vegetarians.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Some believe that Lingayats are a sect of Hinduism because their beliefs differ in certain ways. They worship mainly Shiva, a main Hindu god, but they have rejected the caste system. They believe that all people are equal. They share many other beliefs with Hinduism, which is a flexible religion, but they have their own separate pilgrimage sites, temples and shrines.

What Are Their Needs?

This people group needs the opportunity to experience the joy and peace of sitting at the feet of Jesus Christ, the only Savior. They need His salvation and blessings.

Prayer Points

Pray that the community council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him. Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to begin a church planting movement. Pray believers around the world will not neglect the Lingayat peoples in prayer.

Text Source:   Keith Carey