Bhand (Hindu traditions) in India

The Bhand (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Bandh people are also known as the Rehr or Bhand, a name that comes from the word for bamboo. This is because most of them make their living by making bamboo baskets. They also make bamboo pots for storing large amounts of grain.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some have managed to get land for cultivation while others are day laborers. They have been blessed with a better infrastructure than most rural communities. They have electricity, a good water supply, roads and schools.

A Bandh woman can divorce her husband and marry another man provided the new husband pays the first husband compensation. One can marry the wife's younger sister or the husband's younger brother when the spouse dies. All sons get an equal amount of the inheritance.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bhand people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bhand people need the Holy Spirit to open their eyes so they can see Jesus.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Bandhi people will hear of and desire an inheritance in Christ.

Pray for the Lord to thrust out loving workers to the Bandhi people to help them find the one who provides life to the full.

Pray for Bandhi elders and family leaders to find their way to the cross and the empty grave.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhand (Hindu traditions) in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhand


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-09-13
People Name General Bhand (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bhand (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 39,000
Population all Countries 39,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bahuroopia; Bhamgat; Bhan; Bhand; Bhand Raja; Bhande; Bhanr; Bhant; Bhunt; Bunt; Fulwale; Gondwale; भांड (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16422
ROP3 Code 111573
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Rajasthan
33,000
Madhya Pradesh
3,000
Bihar
1,300
Maharashtra
800
Gujarat
300
Karnataka
200
Delhi
100
Haryana
60
Chandigarh
50
Odisha
40
West Bengal
30
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Rajasthan 33,000
  Madhya Pradesh 3,000
  Bihar 1,300
  Maharashtra 800
  Gujarat 300
  Karnataka 200
  Delhi 100
  Haryana 60
  Chandigarh 50
  Odisha 40
  West Bengal 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (13,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marwari
9,500
Mewari
4,100
Dhundari
3,300
Bagri
1,100
Haroti: Harauti
400
Bhojpuri
400
Nimadi
300
Shekhawati
300
Gujarati
300
Bundeli
200
Marathi
100
Kannada
80
Wagdi
70
Tulu
60
Urdu
60
Primary Language Hindi (13,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marwari 9,500
  Mewari 4,100
  Dhundari 3,300
  Bagri 1,100
  Haroti: Harauti 400
  Bhojpuri 400
  Nimadi 300
  Shekhawati 300
  Gujarati 300
  Bundeli 200
  Marathi 100
  Kannada 80
  Wagdi 70
  Tulu 60
  Urdu 60
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.06 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more