The Saini community can be subdivided into a Hindu people group, a Sikh people group, and a Muslim group. The traditional Hindu deities are worshipped by the Hindu Saini. The Saini are engaged in a number of trades, including farming and business enterprises. Traditionally, they do not accept or exchange water and food with the Chura, Chamar, Deha, Dom, Dhobi, Nai and Muslim communities, believing them to be of lower status than themselves. During the marriage ceremony, an important ritual of circling the sacred fire seven times is performed. Sacred specialists from other people groups perform worship, impart religious teachings and conduct birth, marriage and death rites.
The Hindu Saini people group speaks 16 languages in India, and live in 11 states of India. Several evangelistic and church planting projects will probably be needed to reach this group with the Gospel message.
Perhaps the Lord will send Christians from neighboring people groups to the Saini people. Pray the Lord will give this desire to some indigenous workers.
There are no known Christians among the Hindu Saini people, but there may be some secret believers. Please pray for the many followers of Christ who will one day be found in this community, that they will be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Please pray the Saini people will find no satisfaction from a religion which does not lead to eternal life, but instead leads to worship of beings which lead to death.
"How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?" Romans 10:14-15
|People Name||Saini (Hindu traditions)|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|