Though the primary religion practiced by the Dharhi is Islam, there are also Hindus in the greater Dharhi community. Whenever there is a religious divide, the community divides itself by religious affiliation. Like many people groups in India, the Dharhi were once all Hindu until Muslim invaders took their religion into this part of South Asia. Today about 60-65 percent are Muslim, and the rest are Hindu.
Both Hindu and Muslim Dharhi people live mainly in Uttar Pradesh, India.
While they maintain their traditions of singing in their villages, many are day-laborers. The Hindu Dharhi people live among many other castes within these villages. Special councils look after the interests of the various communities and deal with social infractions.
The Hindus among them 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 Dharhi 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.
The Dharhi people, be they Muslim or Hindu, need to understand that it is by grace they are saved, not by works that no one can boast. They need to be submitted to the King of kings in order to have the abundant life Jesus offers His followers.
* Scripture Prayers for the Dharhi (Hindu traditions) in India.
* Pray for the Dharhi culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Hindu Dharhi family and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Dharhi people.
* Pray that soon the Dharhi people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the Savior.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Dharhi (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Dharhi (Hindu traditions)|
|Population this Country||25,000|
|Population all Countries||25,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||3 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Pawaria; धरही (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (18,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Hindi|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)|
|Film / Video||Coconuts|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Hindi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|