Arakh in India

Unreached of the Day  4/15/2020

Arakh in India

pronounced: ah-RAHK

The Arakh are an ancient Kshatriya clan, which once ruled large areas of Awadh, the area of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh that borders Nepal's western end. The Kshatriya are the second highest caste in Hinduism, the descendants of kings, nobles and warriors. The word Arakh means, "sun" in Sanskrit. The Arakh claim descent form Rama who was an avatar or reincarnation of Vishnu, the preserver god. Today many Arakh work in agriculture and cannot read or write.

Ministry Obstacles

Since some Arakh are illiterate the gospel needs to be presented in oral and visual forms as well as printed forms. As Kshatriyas, some Arakh may take pride in their high place in Hinduism.

Outreach Ideas

Films and radio programs are available in Hindi, the main language of the Arakh.

Prayer Items

There are no known believers among the Arakh at the present time. Pray that God brings many Arakh to Himself soon. * Pray for laborers to sow God's Word to persons and households of peace, which will in turn catalyze movements to Christ among the Arakh people. * Pray that God will overthrow spiritual forces of darkness in the Arakh people opposing the spread of his gospel. * Ask the Lord to raise up and send out a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses from among the Arakh people.

Scripture Focus

"And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations." Mark 13:10

People Name Arakh
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 594,000
World Population 595,000
Language Hindi
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image