Kachhia (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

Kachchia refers to "vegetable-growers," in the Gujarati language. All the male members suffix the term Patel to their names. There are several divisions among them based on economic levels or landholdings.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Widow remarriage, preferably with the deceased husband's younger brother, takes place with the approval of the caste council. They permit divorce, though it rarely occurs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kachchia 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?

People raised in Hinduism will likely find it difficult to comprehend the gospel when if first comes to them, because of how different it is from all they have ever known.


Prayer Points

Pray the Holy Spirit will catch up with the Kachhia caste as the gospel moves through India.

Pray for good crop yields for the Kacchia, and for rising educational levels.

Pray for good schools, and that parents will understand the importance of sending their children to school.

Pray for a Christ-ward movement among the Kachchia people this decade.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kachhia (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kachhia (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 132,000
Population all Countries 133,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Kachchia; Khambhar; Kunkara; Pastagia; कच्चिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17127
ROP3 Code 112474
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 8
Largest States
Gujarat
105,000
Maharashtra
21,000
Madhya Pradesh
2,300
Chhattisgarh
1,000
Dadra and Nagar Have
700
Odisha
600
Daman and Diu
400
Karnataka
50
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 8
  Gujarat 105,000
  Maharashtra 21,000
  Madhya Pradesh 2,300
  Chhattisgarh 1,000
  Dadra and Nagar Have 700
  Odisha 600
  Daman and Diu 400
  Karnataka 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (94,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Kacchi
8,800
Hindi
7,100
Marathi
1,000
Odia
300
Primary Language Gujarati (94,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Kacchi 8,800
  Hindi 7,100
  Marathi 1,000
  Odia 300
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  (1823-2021)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
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 Gujarati Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
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General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.22 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.72 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.05 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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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