The Giddidki were traditionally fortune-tellers and alms-collectors, but now the selling of aluminum utensils and plastic boxes forms their main occupation. A few own land and are engaged in cultivation. There are also vegetable vendors, cycle repairers, collectors of old bottles, and daily-wage laborers among them. All males are given equal shares in the family property, while the eldest son succeeds as the head of the family. Their traditional community council, the latikuta, deals with cases such as adultery, theft, and intercommunity marriage. They mainly worship Durga, Lakshmi, Eswara, and Siddeswar. Thulajapur is their sacred center.
The Hindu Giddikki have little concept of a creator God, someone who stands outside his creation, yet is knowable as a person. A radical change in understanding is required.
Please pray for prayer warriors to be raised up to pray for the many, many unreached communities of India. Pray the Giddikki community will not be overlooked as people pray.
Pray for the Followers of Christ
None of the Giddikki community have reported themselves as Christians to the Indian census. There is a possibility of a few secret believers, but Christ is almost completely unknown among this people group. Pray the Lord will begin to stir the hearts of many to know they need forgiveness for their sin, and that forgiveness is available through the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Entire People Group
Pray the Giddidki community will be able to gain new skills to become more employable, and for a rising literacy rate.
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