Unreached…By David Burnette
Brahman of India
Brahmin is a Hindu Indian caste. The English word brahmin is an anglicised form of the Sanskrit word Brahmana. Brahman refers to the ‘Supreme Self’ in Hinduism, or the first of the gods. Brahmins are located throughout India but mainly in the Northern states such as Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
In 1931 (the last Indian census to record caste), Brahmins accounted for 4.32% of the total Indian population. Due to the diversity in religious and cultural traditions and practices, and the Vedic schools which they belong to, Brahmins are further divided into various sub-castes.
Brahmins can be identified by the three Hindu paths of Devotion, Knowledge, and Yoga, which they espouse in order for a person to achieve ‘god realization’, the ultimate aim of the Hindu religion. All Brahmin teachings and writings relate to one of these paths. One is free to choose the path depending upon a person’s inclination.
Brahmins are Vedic priests and they have three compulsory occupations – studying the Vedas, worshiping deities, and charitable giving. Brahmins are also enjoined to offering prayers three times a day as prescribed in the Vedas. Even as Brahmins perform these vedic rituals, only a subset of Brahmins are involved in priestly duties including teaching and preaching. They have also excelled as educators, law makers, scholars, doctors, warriors, writers, poets, land owners and politicians. Many famous Indians are Brahmins. Over time, as Brahmins became a powerful and influential group in India, many discriminated against lower castes. However, in modern India some Brahmins claim reverse discrimination.
Primary Religion: Hinduism
% Christian: 0.01%
Primary Language: Hindi
Persecution Rank: 32
- Brahmins are a key community in India who uphold Hinduism. Please pray that the light of the gospel breaks through the Satanic veil that blinds this community.
- Pray that the true God will reveal Himself to this community and use Brahmins to preach and teach about Jesus Christ.