Bishnoi (Hindu traditions) of India

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Bishnoi (Hindu traditions) of India

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.

Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of this Hindu/Animist group is very different than the worldview of a monotheist who acknowledges the creator God.

Outreach Ideas

Relationships must be built between believers and the Bishnoi.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the Christian believers that will soon emerge from 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 entire people group

Pray for the Bishnoi, that they will transfer their allegiance from the creation to the Creator.

Scripture Focus

"I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples." Psalm 108:3

People Name: Bishnoi (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 705,000
World Population: 705,000
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