The Rathor or Rathore Rajput ruled small to medium sized kingdoms in western India from 1197 to the Partition of India in 1947. The region of Marwar in southwest Rajasthan was their original home. At times the Rathor fought against the Muslim Sultanates. The Rathor say that they are descendants of Rama and the sun god Surya. As Kshatriya, the second highest caste in Hinduism, they serve in positions of government and military leadership. Some Rathor own businesses and others own land that is worked by lower castes. Rathor who are less wealthy work as small businessmen and farmers.
The Rathor are proud of their royal and military heritage. Pride can be an obstacle in coming to Christ.
Hindu background believers can share with the Rathor the blessings of knowing Christ. Rathor young people who are studying in the West are more open to the claims of Christ than they would be living in their homeland, so pray for believers to reach them in the West.
There are no known followers of Christ among the Rathor at the present time. Pray God brings many of them to Himself soon.
* Pray the Lord humbles the Rajput Rathor and that they hunger and thirst for the spiritual truth given only in the Bible. * Pray for Rathor families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross. * Pray that God wins many Rathor to Himself and churches begin in this significant people group of India.
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14