Kayastha (Hindu traditions) in India

Unreached of the Day  5/27/2021

Kayastha (Hindu traditions) in India

pronounced: kay-AHS-tah

The earliest textual references to this community occur around the first century BC or first century AD. The recorded evidence of the Kayastha as a caste appeared for the first time during the ninth century AD. The Kayastha claim that Chitragupta, the registrar of Yama, the god of death, is their legendary ancestor. They hold the view that Chitragupta was created by Brahma, and was entrusted to record all the good and evil actions of all beings.

Ministry Obstacles

The Kayastha may see Jesus as just one more god of many.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of this people group.

Scripture Focus

I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name. Ps 138:2

Scripture Prayer

Pray that many from this people group will delight in His promises, and seek His unfailing love.

Prayer Focus

Pray for the few Christian believers among the Kayastha community, that they will become mature in the faith, grounded on the truth of Scripture, filled with the Holy Spirit. Pray for the Kayastha community to increasingly hunger for eternal life found in Christ, his person and his work on the cross.



People Name Kayastha (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation:kay-AHS-tah
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 7,761,000
World Population 9,636,500
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