The Bishnoi are a community of nature worshippers. The guru who founded the sect directed the worship of lord Vishnu (Bishnu), hence the name Bishnoi. On one day in the year 1730, 363 Bishnoi individuals voluntarily gave up their own lives in order to spare the cutting of trees growing near their village. The first lady to resist the tree cutters said, "If a tree is saved even at the cost of one's head, it's worth it." The axe intended for the tree severed her head, the first of 363 sacrifices.
The worldview of this Hindu/Animist group is very different than the worldview of a monotheist who acknowledges the creator God.
Relationships must be built between believers and the Bishnoi.
You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas. Ps 65:5
Thank the Lord that He is the hope of all the earth and the hope of all nations!
Pray for the Christian believers that will soon be found in the Bishnoi community, that they will be granted the gift of faith to believe and accept the gift of eternal life offered by Jesus Christ. Pray for the Bishnoi, that they will transfer their allegiance from the creation to the Creator.
|People Name||Bishnoi (Hindu traditions)|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|