Mazhabi in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

When Jesus came to earth, he was born into a poor family, ignored by the important classes in society, and kept for a period of time in a farmer's stable. His parents were only able to give the most minimal offering at the Temple.

What are Their Lives Like?

Likewise, the Mazhabi Sikhs of India are the "lowest of the low" in relation to other peoples in Indian society. They are known as an untouchable caste, not allowed to live with the larger population, to be educated with the general population, or to attend certain religious services. They are part of the former "scavengers" of India. The Mazhabi Sikhs are recognized as a "Scheduled Caste" who are given job preferences by India's affirmative action program. Poverty and illiteracy are still rampant among their population in rural Punjab.
However, Wikipedia highlights their bravery in battle during the days of the British Raj in South Asia. (1) They were once noted for their commitment to fulfill assigned tasks by their officers.

What are Their Beliefs?

Sikh teachings emphasize the equality of all people, and they reject discrimination based on caste, creed, and gender. Perhaps this is one of the reasons they converted from Hinduism many years ago.

Prayer Points

* Pray for spiritual breakthroughs among the Mazhabi Sikhs.
* Pray that God's servants will not see them as "untouchable" or unworthy of their time, attention, and love.



Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-24
People Name General Mazhabi
People Name in Country Mazhabi
Population in India 2,616,000
World Population 2,617,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chudda, Chuhra
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Mazhabi
Ethnic Code CNN25n
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern (2,275,000) Hindi (202,000) Bagri (108,000) Haryanvi (22,000)
Dogri (2,800) Marwari (2,000) Shekhawati (800) Kangri (80)
Kashmiri (50) Kumaoni (40) Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (40) Churahi (30)
Bilaspuri (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 2,275,000 Hindi 202,000
Bagri 108,000 Haryanvi 22,000
Dogri 2,800 Marwari 2,000
Shekhawati 800 Kangri 80
Kashmiri 50 Kumaoni 40
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 40 Churahi 30
Bilaspuri 20
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Language Film
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-24

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.47 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
99.53 %
0.00 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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