The Gangai traditionally are potters, but today most are farmers. Weaving forms a secondary occupation. Equal shares of parental property are inherited by all the sons. A Maithili Brahmin is engaged to officiate at marriage rituals, and a barber's presence is also necessary on this occasion. The Gangai have their own community council (panchayat), and minor disputes are settled by the council. Punishments include social boycott and a cash fine. Their village deities include Gajakali, Gajalakshmi and Sitala, while their household deities are Lakshmi, Ganesh, etc. Durga Puja is an important festival. They engage sacred specialists either from their own community or from other Maithili Brahmin communities.
People who have been Hindu for generations have a radically different worldview than the one presented by the Christian Bible.
Please pray for the availability of good quality Christian radio in the regions where these people live in Nepal, India, and Bhutan. Pray they will learn of these broadcasts and will be drawn to listen, with understanding.
Pray for the Followers of Christ
None of the Gangai have reported themselves as Christians to the census of either Nepal or India. If there are unreported or secret Christians among them we need to pray for them.
Pray for the Entire People Group
Please pray the Lord will open the eyes of the Hindu and Buddhist Gangai to see spiritual truths about himself. Spiritual matters are spiritually understood, and with the aid of the Lord's Spirit.
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