pronounced: BOO-mee-har BRAH-min
The Bhumihar Brahmin are a landowning caste of northeast India. The name Bhumihar means "landowner." They gained much of their property through military service during the Mughal period. They served as zamidars, aristocrats who collected taxes for the Muslim rulers. Later on during the British period, the Bhumihars sometimes served in the British army and at other times fought against British rule. The Bhumihar are active in politics and serve as government leaders in the states of northeast India. Their primary language is Hindi.
The Brahmins are the highest caste in Hinduism. They are proud of their heritage and status. Pride can be an obstacle for living as Jesus would have us live.
Indian believers from a Brahmin background can befriend and share the gospel with the Bhumihar. Believers who are native speakers of English can help the Bhumihar with their language skills.
There are no known believers in Christ among the Bhumihar Brahmins of India. God will change that piece of information if His people pray for the Bhumihar. * Pray for Holy Spirit directed Christ followers to go to Brahmin Bhumihar communities and live out the teachings of Christ among them. * Pray for Christ to reveal Himself to the Bhumihar Brahmins in such a way that they will be compelled to follow Him and accept His blessings. * Pray for a disciple-making movement to emerge in every Bhumihar community.
"If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it will be wholly illumined, as when the lamp illumines you with its rays.” Luke 11:36
|People Name||Bhumihar Brahmin|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|