Gandharva in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Gandharva sing in motor vehicles to earn extra money. Singing is their traditional occupation but is now dying out and may come to an end.

Where Are they Located?

The Gandharva moved from India to Nepal and live to some degree in the middle hill regions from east to west of Nepal. They are mostly in the Pokhara region and mainly in Batulechaour.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Gandharva work now in service as laborers and some have their own businesses. Many of the young work as taxi drivers and some have food shops. They have improved financially and socially. The Gandharva are also called Gayak and Gaine and these names mean singing.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus by religion.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Gandharva dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation too.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gandharva
People Name in Country Gandharva
Population in Nepal 6,900
World Population 7,300
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Gandharva
Ethnic Code CNN25k
People ID 16776
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:
Total States on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bheri (1,400) Rapti (1,300) Lumbini (1,300) Gandaki (1,300)
Narayani (600) Bagmati (400) Dhawalagiri (200) Mechi (200)
Seti (80) Mahakali (60) Kosi (40)
Total States on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bheri (1,400) Rapti (1,300)
Lumbini (1,300) Gandaki (1,300)
Narayani (600) Bagmati (400)
Dhawalagiri (200) Mechi (200)
Seti (80) Mahakali (60)
Kosi (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (6,900) Dotyali (100) Newar: Newari
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 6,900 Dotyali 100
Newar: Newari
For Primary Language: Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
General Ministry Resources Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Nepali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Nepali Bible stories Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.97 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.64 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
97.29 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.10 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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