Garoda (Hindu traditions) in India

The Garoda (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Garoda are strictly vegetarian, and their staple cereals are wheat and bajra. They have territorial subgroups, which are also marriage circles and marriages are to occur only within these marriage circles. Common surnames include Srimali, Sharma, Gandhi, Pandiya, Srigaur, Purani, etc. Their women mainly do household work. The earlier practice of child marriage has been replaced by adult marriage. Traditionally, the Garoda are priests to the Vankar, Chamar, Khalpa, Nadia, Turi, Tirgar, and Shenva communities, who also engage them as astrologers. Each of the Garoda gotras (clans) is associated with a specific deity.


Ministry Obstacles

Lack of Christian workers who are well prepared for the task is usually a hindrance as the Gospel goes forth in the world.


Outreach Ideas

The Garoda have a fairly high literacy rate. Printed presentations of the Gospel will be useful, as well as oral presentations. Workers are needed.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Garoda have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census. There may possibly be a few hidden Christians. Please pray the Lord will soon send workers to tell these people about his Son, Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Garoda community will soon be completely set free from wrong belief and the influence of evil spiritual forces.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Garoda (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Garoda (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 144,000
World Population 144,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Borikar, Deshi, Gara, Garadiga, Garda, Gare, Garg, Garo, Garrudi, Garubar, Garuda, Garudi, Garwadi, Gorg, Gurda, Gurna, Guru, Gurwa, Jadibutiwale, Joshi, Kapadi, Madari, Madukali, Modikar, Pandiya, गरोड़ा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16794
ROP3 Code 112057
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Gujarat
91,000
Rajasthan
50,000
Maharashtra
1,600
Goa
600
Karnataka
300
Odisha
200
Tamil Nadu
200
Madhya Pradesh
100
Daman and Diu
90
Dadra and Nagar Have
60
Andhra Pradesh
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Gujarat 91,000
  Rajasthan 50,000
  Maharashtra 1,600
  Goa 600
  Karnataka 300
  Odisha 200
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Madhya Pradesh 100
  Daman and Diu 90
  Dadra and Nagar Have 60
  Andhra Pradesh 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (83,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marwari
31,000
Hindi
18,000
Kacchi
2,600
Marathi
1,800
Mewari
1,600
Dhundari
1,400
Merwari
1,200
Shekhawati
700
Bagri
600
Kannada
300
Konkani, Goan
300
Telugu
300
Wagdi
200
Punjabi, Eastern
200
Haroti: Harauti
70
Other People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (83,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marwari 31,000
  Hindi 18,000
  Kacchi 2,600
  Marathi 1,800
  Mewari 1,600
  Dhundari 1,400
  Merwari 1,200
  Shekhawati 700
  Bagri 600
  Kannada 300
  Konkani, Goan 300
  Telugu 300
  Wagdi 200
  Punjabi, Eastern 200
  Haroti: Harauti 70
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.11 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.89 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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