Kharva (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
424,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The primary occupation of the Kharvi has been salt extraction and preparation. Others are involved with farming, and some are fishermen. The necklace and colored powder worn as a dot on the forehead (kumkum) are the symbols of a married woman. The dead are cremated but children below eighteen months of age are buried. On the thirteenth day, balls of rice cooked in milk are offered to the dead. They usually maintain close and cordial social relations with neighboring communities. Their deities are Shakti, Mahakali Katyayani, and Bhuvaneshwari. Some are followers of the Swaminarayan sect of Hinduism.


Ministry Obstacles

The Hindu Kharva community speaks several languages in India, as do most people groups in South Asia. Separate church planting projects may be needed for each language subgroup.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray that Christian evangelists and church planters will be sent to the Hindu Kharva people in the Lord's timing.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray those who will soon come to faith in Christ will be quick to confess sin when it occurs, and will learn to live in the power of the Lord's Spirit, singing and making melody in their hearts to the Lord.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Kharva community will be completely set free from worshipping deities that have no power to bring good into the lives of the people, and instead will be brought into the dominion of the creator God who loves them.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kharva (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kharva (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 424,000
World Population 425,300
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Kharvi, Kharwa, Khavas, Khawas, Konkan Kharvi, खारवा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17156
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 20
Largest States
Gujarat (206,000) Maharashtra (145,000) Karnataka (35,000)
Madhya Pradesh (16,000) Goa (11,000) Telangana (5,900)
Tamil Nadu (1,100) Andhra Pradesh (800) Chhattisgarh (600)
Daman and Diu (500) Dadra and Nagar Have (300) Kerala (300)
Uttar Pradesh (200) Delhi (200) Rajasthan (200)
Jharkhand (70) West Bengal (60) Assam (40)
Haryana (30) Punjab (30)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 20
Gujarat (206,000) Maharashtra (145,000)
Karnataka (35,000) Madhya Pradesh (16,000)
Goa (11,000) Telangana (5,900)
Tamil Nadu (1,100) Andhra Pradesh (800)
Chhattisgarh (600) Daman and Diu (500)
Dadra and Nagar Have (300) Kerala (300)
Uttar Pradesh (200) Delhi (200)
Rajasthan (200) Jharkhand (70)
West Bengal (60) Assam (40)
Haryana (30) Punjab (30)
Primary Language: Gujarati (197,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (98,000) Konkani (40,000) Konkani, Goan (31,000)
Kannada (18,000) Hindi (17,000) Telugu (2,100)
Nimadi (1,600) Marwari (500) Indo-Portuguese (300)
Chhattisgarhi (100) Ahirani (60)
Primary Language: Gujarati (197,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (98,000) Konkani (40,000)
Konkani, Goan (31,000) Kannada (18,000)
Hindi (17,000) Telugu (2,100)
Nimadi (1,600) Marwari (500)
Indo-Portuguese (300) Chhattisgarhi (100)
Ahirani (60)
Primary Language: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
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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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.23 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.77 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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