Ghirath, Hindu traditions in India

Joshua Project has identified the Ghirath, Hindu traditions only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



The name Ghirath refers to the traditional occupation of agriculture and animal husbandry, for which this community is well known. Marriage rituals are performed by a Brahmin according to Vedic rites, and the bride and groom circle the sacred fire or a pomegranate or fig tree.

Ministry Obstacles

The Ghirath community speaks a number of languages, as most castes do. Separate church planting projects may be needed for each language group.

Outreach Ideas

Workers are needed to minister to these people using oral means as well as with the written Word.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the followers of Christ that the Lord will soon bring forth from the Ghirath community, that they will understand clearly how to know and follow Christ, and be faithful in his service.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Ghirath community will be able to care properly for their families, for peace with their neighbors, and for good schools for their children.

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-27
People Name General Ghirath, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Ghirath, Hindu traditions
Population in India 283,000
World Population 283,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bahari, Bahri, Bahti, Bhari, Chabang, Chang, Changio, Chirath, Ghihara, Ghrith, Gihara, Kan-melia, Kuchband, Kuchiya, Mundu, Rode, Singiwala
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Himachal Pradesh (278,000) Punjab (2,800) Jammu and Kashmir (1,000) Delhi (700)
Haryana (200) Maharashtra (100) Chandigarh (100)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Himachal Pradesh (278,000) Punjab (2,800)
Jammu and Kashmir (1,000) Delhi (700)
Haryana (200) Maharashtra (100)
Chandigarh (100)
Languages & Dialects on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kangri (179,000) Mandeali (55,000) Panjabi, Eastern (17,000) Pahari, Kullu (11,000)
Hindi (9,900) Bilaspuri (1,800) Dogri (900) Pahari, Mahasu (700)
Bhattiyali (400) Kashmiri (100) Chambeali (100) Sindhi (90)
Sirmauri (70) Marathi (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kangri 179,000 Mandeali 55,000
Panjabi, Eastern 17,000 Pahari, Kullu 11,000
Hindi 9,900 Bilaspuri 1,800
Dogri 900 Pahari, Mahasu 700
Bhattiyali 400 Kashmiri 100
Chambeali 100 Sindhi 90
Sirmauri 70 Marathi 20
For Primary Language: Kangri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Kangri Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Scripture / Scripture stories Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Kangri Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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