The word lakhera means worker. The Lakheras are one of the Rajput subgroups. They believe they originated from lord Shiva who created them to prepare bangles (bracelets, etc. ) for his wife, Parvati. The Lakhera have traditionally been workers in glass, creating bracelets and similar items for sale. The Lakhera also live in the south and east of Uttar Pradesh, in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar and the Punjab.
Most of them make and sell bangles. Some of them own shops. They live in multi caste villages and have their own places. They traditionally exchange food and water with neighboring communities except the Churha, Chamar, Balmiki, and Dhanak, whom they consider below themselves in social rank. Their customs are similar to other north Indian Hindus. They have get-togethers to help people understand their community. The Lakhera are endogamous. This means they prefer marriages to take place within their group.
The Lakhera are Hindus. Some of the people worship lord Shiva, while others worship lord Vishnu. Their main goddess is Sati Mata and Rupji Maharaj. Others are involved in ancestor worship. Circling the sacred fire seven times is their most important marriage ritual. They sometimes worship tools they use in their trades.
They need to accept and embrace the spiritual and social blessings that only a transformed life can offer. A relationship with Jesus Christ would provide them with life to the full.
* Scripture Prayers for the Laheri (Hindu traditions) in India.
* Pray for spiritual openness and hunger for truth. * Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading their community leaders to the Lord. * Pray for God to thrust out workers to the Lakhera Rajputs. * Pray that gospel materials will lead them to starting their own disciple making movement.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Laheri (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Laheri (Hindu traditions)|
|Population this Country||76,000|
|Population all Countries||76,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Lahar; Lakhavara; ल़हेरी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (42,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Hindi|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)|
|Film / Video||Coconuts|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|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||The Hope Video|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|