Kannada Brahmins are high achievers and proud of their accomplishments. Most of them are from Karnataka, the state where Kannada is the traditional language. Their families would much prefer that they have high paying work though some still maintain their traditional role as Hindu priests. Though they are diverse in their devotion, a large number worship Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesh, and Lakshmi -- a popular goddess. Those who are priests spend their time practicing yoga, chanting, and making offerings to the gods.
They like the prestige that comes with their title and have no interest in losing it by becoming followers of Jesus and being viewed as outsiders and rebels. At this point in time, few have attempted to bring Christ inside Brahmin culture, expecting them to remain in their communities.
Kannada Brahmins often study abroad. They are in contact with Christian believers who could be instrumental in leading them to the Lord.
"Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long." Psalm 25:5
Pray that this very year many from this people group will seek the Lord for the right path to true righteousness and guidance.
Pray that many Kannada Brahmins would not fear losing their prominent positions for the sake of Christ. Pray that becoming a believer would allow them through their positions to begin a Christ-ward movement among other Kannada speakers.
|People Name||Kannada Brahmin|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|