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.
Though most live in western Indian, some are further west in Pakistan.
Widow remarriage, preferably with the deceased husband's younger brother, or within the village, takes place with the approval of the caste council. Divorce is permitted, though it rarely occurs.
The Kachhia 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.
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.
Pray for those Kachhia who will soon come to Jesus as savior and lord, that they will live in harmony with each other, not proud, zealous to know and walk with the Lord.
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 spiritual hunger that will lead their families to the foot of the cross.
Scripture Prayers for the Kachhia (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Kachhia (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Kachhia (Hindu traditions)|
|Alternate Names||Kachchia; Khambhar; Kunkara; Pastagia; कच्चिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Population this Country||1,300|
|Population all Countries||134,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||7 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Primary Language||Sindhi (1,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||snd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Sindhi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1890-1992)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Recorded oral Bible||Oral Bibles|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Sindhi||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video||Mars Hill Media|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||Gospel website in this language||General / Other|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Sindhi||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Sindhi||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Sindhi||Literacy & Evangelism International|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|