Yadav (Hindu traditions) in India

Unreached of the Day  10/28/2018

Yadav (Hindu traditions) in India

The Yadav believe they are the descendants of king Yadu, from whom Krishna descended. Their traditional occupation is animal husbandry. They have expertise in oral traditions like sevagaridi, i.e. group singing in praise of Lord Vishnu. They freely share wells, roads, schools, crematoria, temple, etc. with other villagers. This caste group shows great leadership—politically and socio-economically—especially in the two largest states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Ministry Obstacles

Fear that Christianity aims to turn individuals from their families, communities and traditions hinders Yadav families and communities from considering the Gospel.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of this people group.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There are few believers among the Yadav. Pray that they will become wise in sowing the Word of God among their families and multiplying the blessing of God to other Yadav households.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray for a movement of God's blessing to flow through Yadav families discussing and applying God's Word.

Scripture Focus

"And those who lead many to righteousness [will shine] like the stars for ever and ever." Daniel 12:3



People Name Yadav (Hindu traditions)
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 58,708,000
World Population 59,972,000
Language Hindi
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