Sirvi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Sirvi only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

There are many stories behind the orgination and about the existence of seervi (Khardia) Rajputs. It is also said that this community had shifted its base or its work due to wars many times. One school of thought says that the "Seervi" (Khardiya) caste is a warrior race originating from Rajput (Kshatiya) Community from Junagarh in Gujarat. During the 12th cebtury, there were many fierce battles took place between them and the King of Girinar in which many lives were lost.

The remaning warriors gave-up their arms and migrated to Jalore in Rajputana sector. As they came from "Khari-Khabar" region of Gujrat. They were later called as Kharadia Rajputs. Actually "Seervi" means partner. After migration, this Rajput community started farming with the partnership of local farmers and the permission of King "Kahanar Dev" as a profession along with a condition to deposit the 9th part of their production in the king's treasury. That is why this community had been named as "Seervi Kharadia". The King settled them in 24 different villages of Jalore which actualy became their "Gotras".

One historian, namely Munshi Devi Prashad, in his 1891 report "Mardamshumari Marwar" says that Kharadia Rajputa were the actual rulers of Jalore and because of Khari region they were called Kharadia Rajput. The King Kahanar Dev was one of them and was a Chauhan Rajput.

When "Allaha-Udin Khilji" attacked Jalore, King Kahanar Dev fought bravely but due to lack of sophisticated weapons and smaller army he was defeated. Again remaining Rajputs shifted to other places like Pali and Jodhpur where the opportunity to cultivate was available near the Luni river.

Later, Seervis became the followers of "JIJI" who launched a cult of "Aie Panth" during Vikrimi Samvat 1472 (Year 1325) , reached Godwad and Marwar region and gave a thread with 11 knots (Symbolized as the 11th Rules) as "Deeksha" to them. She appointed "Goyn das" grant son Seervi Ganauji Rathore her first "Deewan" during Vikrimi Samvat 1521 (Year 1374).

Generally, Seervis are the followers of "Aie Panth", Thul Panth and Sencha-Bhagat. The Aie Panth followers Tie the thread with 11 knots in their hand and buried their dead, wherearas the followers of Thul Panth do not tie the thread and buried there dead after the death. However, Sencha Bhagat follows both the rules along with their own system.

Seervis were honest and a hard working people, that is why they gain the respect and help of the surrounding people where they try to establish themselves.

Profile Source:   Manohar Seervi 

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-29
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People Name General Sirvi
People Name in Country Sirvi
Population in India 319,000
World Population 319,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Sirvi
Ethnic Code CNN25o
People ID 18116
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:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (254,000) Madhya Pradesh (65,000)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (254,000) Madhya Pradesh (65,000)
Languages & Dialects on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (124,000) Marwari (110,000) Merwari (44,000) Nimadi (15,000)
Dhundari (7,900) Malvi (5,600) Shekhawati (1,800) Mewari (600)
Haroti: Harauti (70)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 124,000 Marwari 110,000
Merwari 44,000 Nimadi 15,000
Dhundari 7,900 Malvi 5,600
Shekhawati 1,800 Mewari 600
Haroti: Harauti 70
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
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Other / Small
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Christian Segments Percent
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Other Christian
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Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Manohar Seervi  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Manohar Seervi 
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