Kumhar (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
15,794,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Per old Indian mythology the Kumhar are offspring of Lord Braham (Prajapati). This is why in some places in India the Kumhar use Pajapati / Prajapat as a surname according to Indian caste system. Ancient Indian culture cannot be deciphered without acknowledging Kumhar.


Where Are they Located?

The Kumhar can be found throughout India by different surnames: Verma, Kumhar, Prajapat, Prajapati and Kumawat.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kumhar's livelihood is making earthen pots. It is very difficult for a Kumhar artisan to maintain his existence with kumbhkala.

They claim to be the first inventors of the wheel / cycle. The Kumhar use it to make earthen utensils. The main profession of this cast is to make earthen products. Historically their main way of earning income has been earthen products and agriculture. They are very honest people and make their livelihood by hard work.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kumhar are generally Hindu and pray to the Lord Shiva, Godess Mother(Mata). They believe in god, highly spritual, loveable, honest and hard working. In general the Kumhar are loving people.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kumhar need education and support for their kumbhkala.


Profile Source:   Shiv Raj Prajapati  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-13
People Name General Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 15,794,000
World Population 16,130,600
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ahitant, Aiton, Chakbains, Chejara, Gamar, Ghatakarpur, Ghumal, Ghumar, Ghumiar, Ghurmar, Handa Kummar, Kalam Chettiar, Keer, Kembatti, Khumbhakar, Kir, Komar, Kosavan, Kulal, Kulala, Kulalan, Kulalar, Kumar, Kumbakar, Kumbaniga, Kumbar, Kumbara, Kumbaran, Kumbarar, Kumbhakar, Kumbhar, Kumbhara, Kumbhi, Kumbli, Kumbrani, Kumhar, Kumhar Kshatriya, Kumiar, Kumiar Ahitan, Kummara, Kummaravallu, Kummari, Kumor, Kumore, Kumrao, Kusavan, Kusavar, Kusawan, Kusuvan, Kuyanar, Kuyavan, Kuyavar, Langotra, Lehri, Maghaiya, Malari, Mannadiar, Maru, Moolya, Narhia, Odari, Pal, Parjapat, Prajapat, Prajapati, Rudraban, Rudrabans, Rudrapal, Salivaganan, Salivahana, Salivahanam, Shilpakar, Shilpkar, Sohal, Somara, Takopatil, Taleopahil, Vadari, Vellar, Wadiyar, कुम्हार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17316
ROP3 Code 112696
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 33
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
(3,359,000)
Rajasthan
(2,117,000)
Bihar
(1,292,000)
Gujarat
(1,121,000)
West Bengal
(1,031,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(987,000)
Odisha
(887,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(816,000)
Maharashtra
(770,000)
Jharkhand
(706,000)
Karnataka
(472,000)
Telangana
(448,000)
Haryana
(423,000)
Delhi
(276,000)
Punjab
(269,000)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 33  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh (3,359,000)
  Rajasthan (2,117,000)
  Bihar (1,292,000)
  Gujarat (1,121,000)
  West Bengal (1,031,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (987,000)
  Odisha (887,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (816,000)
  Maharashtra (770,000)
  Jharkhand (706,000)
  Karnataka (472,000)
  Telangana (448,000)
  Haryana (423,000)
  Delhi (276,000)
  Punjab (269,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (6,445,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 72
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
(1,244,000)
Gujarati
(1,004,000)
Bengali
(980,000)
Bhojpuri
(862,000)
Odia
(755,000)
Marathi
(577,000)
Marwari
(392,000)
Kannada
(333,000)
Dhundari
(289,000)
Punjabi, Eastern
(268,000)
Mewari
(203,000)
Tamil
(197,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(194,000)
Awadhi
(156,000)
Maithili
(139,000)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (6,445,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 72
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu (1,244,000)
  Gujarati (1,004,000)
  Bengali (980,000)
  Bhojpuri (862,000)
  Odia (755,000)
  Marathi (577,000)
  Marwari (392,000)
  Kannada (333,000)
  Dhundari (289,000)
  Punjabi, Eastern (268,000)
  Mewari (203,000)
  Tamil (197,000)
  Chhattisgarhi (194,000)
  Awadhi (156,000)
  Maithili (139,000)
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   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
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World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Shiv Raj Prajapati  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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