Kumhar (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
15,352,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Per old Indian mythology the Kumhar are offspring of Lord Braham (Prajapati). This is why in some places in India the Kumhar use Pajapati / Prajapat as a surname according to Indian caste system. Ancient Indian culture cannot be deciphered without acknowledging Kumhar.


Where Are they Located?

The Kumhar can be found throughout India by different surnames: Verma, Kumhar, Prajapat, Prajapati and Kumawat.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kumhar's livelihood is making earthen pots. It is very difficult for a Kumhar artisan to maintain his existence with kumbhkala.

They claim to be the first inventors of the wheel / cycle. The Kumhar use it to make earthen utensils. The main profession of this cast is to make earthen products. Historically their main way of earning income has been earthen products and agriculture. They are very honest people and make their livelihood by hard work.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kumhar are generally Hindu and pray to the Lord Shiva, Godess Mother(Mata). They believe in god, highly spritual, loveable, honest and hard working. In general the Kumhar are loving people.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kumhar need education and support for their kumbhkala.



Profile Source:   Shiv Raj Prajapati  

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People Name General Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 15,352,000
World Population 15,690,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ahitant, Aiton, Chakbains, Chejara, Gamar, Ghatakarpur, Ghumal, Ghumar, Ghumiar, Ghurmar, Handa Kummar, Kalam Chettiar, Keer, Kembatti, Khumbhakar, Kir, Komar, Kosavan, Kulal, Kulala, Kulalan, Kulalar, Kumar, Kumbakar, Kumbaniga, Kumbar, Kumbara, Kumbaran, Kumbarar, Kumbhakar, Kumbhar, Kumbhara, Kumbhi, Kumbli, Kumbrani, Kumhar, Kumhar Kshatriya, Kumiar, Kumiar Ahitan, Kummara, Kummaravallu, Kummari, Kumor, Kumore, Kumrao, Kusavan, Kusavar, Kusawan, Kusuvan, Kuyanar, Kuyavan, Kuyavar, Langotra, Lehri, Maghaiya, Malari, Mannadiar, Maru, Moolya, Narhia, Odari, Pal, Parjapat, Prajapat, Prajapati, Rudraban, Rudrabans, Rudrapal, Salivaganan, Salivahana, Salivahanam, Shilpakar, Shilpkar, Sohal, Somara, Takopatil, Taleopahil, Vadari, Vellar, Wadiyar
People ID 17316
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 33  (only 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (3,291,000) Rajasthan (2,077,000) Bihar (1,271,000) Gujarat (1,054,000)
West Bengal (1,026,000) Madhya Pradesh (972,000) Odisha (869,000) Andhra Pradesh (790,000)
Maharashtra (738,000) Jharkhand (678,000) Karnataka (442,000) Telangana (435,000)
Haryana (415,000) Delhi (270,000) Chhattisgarh (244,000) Tamil Nadu (232,000)
Punjab (218,000) Assam (138,000) Uttarakhand (67,000) Himachal Pradesh (50,000)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 33  (only 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (3,291,000) Rajasthan (2,077,000)
Bihar (1,271,000) Gujarat (1,054,000)
West Bengal (1,026,000) Madhya Pradesh (972,000)
Odisha (869,000) Andhra Pradesh (790,000)
Maharashtra (738,000) Jharkhand (678,000)
Karnataka (442,000) Telangana (435,000)
Haryana (415,000) Delhi (270,000)
Chhattisgarh (244,000) Tamil Nadu (232,000)
Punjab (218,000) Assam (138,000)
Uttarakhand (67,000) Himachal Pradesh (50,000)
Primary Language: Hindi (6,428,000 speakers)
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 73
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Telugu (1,226,000) Bengali (983,000) Gujarati (962,000) Bhojpuri (859,000)
Oriya (755,000) Marathi (563,000) Marwari (392,000) Kannada (311,000)
Dhundari (288,000) Panjabi, Eastern (232,000) Mewari (203,000) Tamil (197,000)
Chhattisgarhi (195,000) Awadhi (162,000) Maithili (141,000) Kanauji (100,000)
Assamese (96,000) Shekhawati (90,000) Merwari (82,000) Bagri (81,000)
Primary Language: Hindi (6,428,000 speakers)
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 73
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (1,226,000) Bengali (983,000)
Gujarati (962,000) Bhojpuri (859,000)
Oriya (755,000) Marathi (563,000)
Marwari (392,000) Kannada (311,000)
Dhundari (288,000) Panjabi, Eastern (232,000)
Mewari (203,000) Tamil (197,000)
Chhattisgarhi (195,000) Awadhi (162,000)
Maithili (141,000) Kanauji (100,000)
Assamese (96,000) Shekhawati (90,000)
Merwari (82,000) Bagri (81,000)
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Shiv Raj Prajapati  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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