The Rathia live in the states of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh in western India. They claim they originate from the Rathor, a Rajput clan. Rajputs are a nobility caste that rose to prominence primarily in the north. Most Rathia work in agriculture and rearing sheep. The Rathia live in extended families, and if wives are unable to bear a son, polygamy is allowed and the husband can have a second wife. They worship various gods and goddesses from the Hindu pantheon, and there are no known Christians among them.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
There are approximately 2077 unreached people groups in India making it the highest number of UPGs of any nation. Nearly 90 percent of India is unreached. The need cannot be overlooked. The Common Table exists to bring awareness to the need in India. The Common Table has trips available for people, resources and ways to advocate, and ways to join a team in India.
These people are held under spiritual bondage, and the primary catalyst for change is prayer. Eurasia resolves to promote prayer as an essential element for reaching the lost. Pray4India is a specific page set up to focus prayer towards the needs of India. Join a prayer community and pray daily for people groups in India.
Partnership // Move Beyond
- Pray for spiritual freedom for the Rathia Hindus as they hear and accept the gospel.
- Pray churches are planted in Rathia communities.
- Pray for compassion ministries such as Healthcare Ministries and Teen Challenge as they share a holistic gospel.