Kumaoni Rajput in India

Unreached of the Day  3/24/2021

Kumaoni Rajput in India

The eastern half of the state of Uttarakhand, bordering Nepal and China, has a beautiful landscape with green valleys, hills and snowy peaks – home of the Kumaoni Rajputs in India. Kumaoni Rajputs live a meager lifestyle, supported through farming. Unemployment is rampant, and many young men loiter around markets with nothing else to do.

Ministry Obstacles

They follow a religion that is a mixture of animism and Hinduism. At some festivals, people have been known to become possessed by spirits, usually attributed to a god, a goddess or a dead person. Spiritual forces keep these people from embracing their Savior.

Outreach Ideas

Believers with the means to do so can offer education, job opportunities, and practical help to Kumaoni Rajputs to improve their lives. From there, they can have the privilege of sharing the blessings of Jesus Christ. Although Kumaoni are not against Christ, only a small number have responded to the gospel.

Scripture Focus

"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise."  Psalm 51:17

Scripture Prayer

Pray for the Lord to break the spirits of members of this people group and bless them with joy of salvation and mercy.

Prayer Focus

Ask the Lord Jesus to open blinded hearts to Jesus Christ as Lord. Pray that Kumaoni Rajput families would find the loving Savior together, leading them to disciple other families in the faith. Pray that they would be set free from strongholds that leave them with a false foundation.

People Name Kumaoni Rajput
Pronunciationkoo-mah-OWN-ee RAHJ-put
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 505,000
World Population 505,000
Language Kumaoni
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image