The Pariki Muggula (or Perka) believe their ancestors were expert at sorcery and black magic. They performed a certain ritual to overcome the malignant effects of evil spirits on a possessed person. Before performing this ritual, they drew designs of the evil and malignant spirits on the floor with muggurai (a mineral). Thus, these people came to be called Pariki Muggula. They are expert at design-making and tattooing. Married women use a marriage pendant, vermilion, black beads, and toe-rings as marriage symbols. The traditional occupation of the Perka has been begging and fortune-telling, but today many are employed in other ways. They are Hindus, and act as sacred specialists in curing ailments caused by evil spirits.
The Perka people may be especially influenced by evil spiritual forces, since they have a history of involvement with these forces.
Please pray that good quality Gospel radio will be available throughout India, in the many languages of the people. Pray that people will learn of these broadcasts, and will listen with understanding.
Pray for the Followers of Christ
It is unlikely there are any followers of Jesus Christ among the Perka people, but please pray for those who will soon come to saving faith. Pray they will completely escape any lingering effects of past involvement with the occult.
Pray for the Entire People Group
Please pray the Perka, or Pariki Muggula, people will be set free from the influence of spiritual forces that keep them blinded to the truth of the good news about Jesus. Pray they will hear this good news, and will understand it, and will be given faith to believe.
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