Dhobi, Sikh in India


Joshua Project has identified the Dhobi, Sikh only in India

Population

9,700

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Eyes of the Heart

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Introduction / History

Mahann was depressed about who he was. He was a simple Dhobi washer-man, growing tired of his low status. As a Sikh, he felt alienated from the other Dhobis, most of whom were Hindus. He asked help from Guru Rajender who told him, "Mahann, may this poem written by the ancient, great Guru Kabir help you. 'The Guru is the washer-man, the disciple is the cloth. The name of God likens to the soap. Wash the mind on a firm foundation to realize the glow of truth.'"

Mahann asked, "What does this poem mean?" Rajender responded, "In this poem, Kabir likened the clothes washing method of the Dhobi washer-man to how a guru must cleanse the mind of his disciples. Only then will they know the truth already within them. Always remember this symbolism. Like washing clothes, cleansing our minds and souls allows us to be pure, so we can discover the true value of God. This is what is important for all people. Jobs are a way of earning a living, but what is the most important is how pure and right people are with God, and how they treat one another. If you continue to search and study our Sikh ways, you will find peace and truth."


Prayer Points

* Pray that followers of Jesus will reach many Sikh Dhobis with the biblical truths such as the parables of Jesus, so they will know God's true nature.
* Pray that they will come to rejoice in knowing Him.


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-16
People Name General Dhobi, Sikh
People Name in Country Dhobi, Sikh
Population in India 9,700
World Population 9,700
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Dhobi, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 18066
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (7,000) Haryana (2,000) Rajasthan (400) Delhi (200)
Chandigarh (100) Himachal Pradesh (20)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (7,000) Haryana (2,000)
Rajasthan (400) Delhi (200)
Chandigarh (100) Himachal Pradesh (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (8,500) Hindi (700) Haryanvi (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 8,500 Hindi 700
Haryanvi 200

For Main Lanugage: Panjabi, Eastern


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible Audio Recordings
Sikh Punjabi Language Film Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Other / Small

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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