The name Khalpa is derived from the word khal, meaning skin. The traditional occupations of the Khalpa are skinning cattle and working as laborers. Today, many are employed in other jobs related to farming and livestock production. Some repair musical instruments which are played in the temples during worship. They use their community name or "Rohit" as their surname. The different clans have their own clan deities, such as Kalkamata, Bhawanima, Khodiarma, Bahuchara, and so on. The Gaur Brahmin are their community priests, but sometimes the local Brahmins also serve them.
This community lives in the state of Gujarat, a "focal point for religious tensions and persecution".
Perhaps workers who are seeking to take the Gospel to every home in India will be successful in reaching the homes of the Khalpa people group. Pray that this will be accomplished.
Pray for the Followers of Christ
Please pray that those who come to Jesus in faith from this community will live holy lives, honoring the Lord in all they say and do.
Pray for the Entire People Group
Pray that a clean water supply and adequate medical care will be available for this low caste community.
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