The Bedar, also known as the Ramashi, are a Hindu people group whose traditional
occupation was that of soldiers and police. They live primarily in Karnataka and
speak a language that blends
Kannada and Marathi. They have at least 105 clans and subdivisions among them.
• The Bedars are followers of the Lingayat sect of Hinduism which rejects caste and
beliefs such as reincarnation and karma. Pray that this rejection of false ideology
and search for truth might find its completion in Jesus Christ.
• Many Bedar continue their traditional occupation, serving as village guards. Pray
that these trusted and influential civil servants might be transformed by the
gospel and that their testimony might have an impact throughout Karnataka.
• There are no known workers among the Bedar and because of their high caste status
as Kshtriyas, it is difficult for local Christians in Karnataka to reach them. Pray
for an effective missionary witness to be raised up among them and for open doors
to proclaim the gospel.
Heavenly Father, the day will soon come when the Bedars are filled with worshippers
of your son Jesus! May the way be prepared for your glory to be manifest in their