Dharhi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

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.


Where Are they Located?

Both Hindu and Muslim Dharhi people live mainly in Uttar Pradesh, India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

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.


Prayer Points

* 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.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/dharhi-people/
wikivisually.com/wiki/Dharhi
peoplegroups.org/Explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=41848


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
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Pawaria; धरही (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16702
ROP3 Code 111933
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)
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 1
  Uttar Pradesh 25,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (18,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
6,600
Primary Language Hindi (18,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 6,600
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  (1835-2012)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
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
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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