Chapparband (Hindu traditions) in India

The Chapparband (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Chapparband people were noted for being thieves and counterfeiters. They were looked upon with suspicion by the police and the general public.


Where Are they Located?

The Chapparband people live mainly in the western states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. A smaller number are in Odisha.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today as education increases among Chapparband people, they are branching out into various occupations and small businesses. Women make quilts, and men sell them on their business tours.

They are divided into 30 clans, every clan having its own myth of origin. Their communities remain strong despite urbanization. There is little intermarriage between castes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

There are separate Hindu and Muslim Chapparband communities. When one community has two religions, they almost always split into separate communities.

The Hindu Chapparband people practice the most ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. 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 many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Chapparband people are 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. Each clan has its own goddesses.


What Are Their Needs?

Although audio, visual, and written Bible resources are available in Kannada, their spoken language, they remain unreached and unengaged with the truth of the gospel. Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them, and his provisional payment of the penalty for their sins.


Prayer Points

Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Chapparband people.
Pray for a movement of Chapparband households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Chapparband people to the arms of Jesus.
Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Chapparband people.


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


References

http://indpaedia.com/ind/index.php/Chapparband
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chhaparband


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Chapparband (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Chapparband (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 7,200
Population all Countries 7,200
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 Bhadu; Capparbasi; Chapparband; Chapparbasi; Chappartasi; Chhappabant; Chhapparant; Chhapparband; Chhapparwale; Chhapparwali; Pardeshi; Pardesi; Rajput Chapparband; चप्परबंद (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16588
ROP3 Code 111784
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 3
Largest States
Karnataka
6,800
Maharashtra
300
Odisha
20
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 3
  Karnataka 6,800
  Maharashtra 300
  Odisha 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (4,900 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Marathi
1,200
Urdu
20
Primary Language Kannada (4,900 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 1,200
  Urdu 20
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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 Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more