The Koshti are a Hindu caste of weavers, known for their fine silk cloth. Though
they originated in
Maharashtra, most of their population now lives outside of this state in Karnataka
and Madhya Pradesh.
• The Koshti were affected by modern industrialization which introduced power looms
to India. As a result, many Koshti lost their livelihood. Pray for a ministry of
income-generating projects to begin among those Koshti who have found it difficult
to transition in the modern world.
• Koshti women have traditionally been regarded as a "factory hand" for weaving
by Koshti men, who may try to buy or even steal as many women as possible.
Pray for the redemption of Koshti women and restoration to their rightful place
daughters of the Most High God.
• The Koshti worship their weaving instruments as part of the festival honoring the
god Ganesh, whom they represent as an idol made of cow dung. Pray that the Spirit
of God might lead them from the bondage of superstition into the freedom of knowing
and worshiping the One true God of Heaven and
Heavenly Father, your heart breaks that the Koshti might know you and be rescued
from the powers of darkness. Endow your people with power and authority to bring
them the gospel of Jesus Christ and set the captives free.