Varendra Brahmin in India

Unreached of the Day  1/22/2021

Varendra Brahmin in India

Varendra Brahman families value higher education. Towards this end, there is a new university in the Varendra region that straddles West Bengal and Bangladesh established in 2012.

Ministry Obstacles

Like other Brahman peoples, the Varendras feel that turning their allegiance to another religious system will jeopardize their status. For this reason, they are very reluctant to give their allegiance to Jesus Christ, believing this is tantamount to joining a different religious system.

Outreach Ideas

If someone made close friends with leaders of the Varendra Brahman community and led them to understand the unfathomable glories of Christ, they might be able to find ways to worship him that conform to their culture and don't conflict with the Bible.

Scripture Focus

"And Elijah came near to all the people and said, How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word."  1 Kings 18:21

Scripture Prayer

Pray that today’s people group will indeed see the vast difference between the Lord and any other deity. Pray that they will follow Him.

Prayer Focus

Pray that the Holy Spirit would raise up believers who will actively introduce the Varendra Brahmans to Christ and help them to worship him in culturally appropriate ways. Pray for Christ to reveal himself to Varendra Brahman leaders. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to emerge among every Brahman community.



People Name Varendra Brahmin
Pronunciationvah-REN-drah BRAH-min
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 259,000
World Population 288,000
Language Bengali
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image