Megh (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
2,941,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Megh (or Meghwal) are a Scheduled Caste whose primary occupation is farming. They worship Ram Devji and Bankar Mataji as the chief god and goddess of the community. Nowadays, the caste prejudice against them has died down to a large extent except in some remote areas. They have achieved moderate progress in education and their literacy rate, according to the 1981 census, is 23.3 percent.


Ministry Obstacles

The New Testament, Jesus film, and other tools are available. Workers are needed to take the Gospel message to this community.


Outreach Ideas

The Megh are largely illiterate, so oral means of communication is needed. Stories taken from Scripture, films and recordings of the Gospel may communicate well.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no current believers among the Hindu Megh, but pray for those that will emerge. Pray they will accurately understand the message of the Gospel of Christ, and be able to teach it accurately to others in their community.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for an improvement in living conditions for this low caste community, for educational opportunities for the children, and employment opportunities for the adults.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-15
People Name General Megh (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Megh (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 2,941,000
World Population 2,983,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 59 to 64
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Arya Megh, Arya-Megh, Bhagat, Ganeshia, Kabirpanthi, Meg, Megh, Meghbangsi, Meghbansi, Meghwal, Mihagh, Mihngh, Okhera, Rakhesar, Rakhia, Rikhia, Rishia, मेघ (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17527
ROP3 Code 112948
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 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Rajasthan
(2,130,000)
Jammu and Kashmir
(340,000)
Gujarat
(215,000)
Punjab
(133,000)
Maharashtra
(58,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(27,000)
Haryana
(21,000)
Delhi
(9,900)
Himachal Pradesh
(2,400)
Uttar Pradesh
(1,700)
Uttarakhand
(700)
Chhattisgarh
(500)
Chandigarh
(400)
Daman and Diu
(200)
Karnataka
(100)
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 19
  Rajasthan (2,130,000)
  Jammu and Kashmir (340,000)
  Gujarat (215,000)
  Punjab (133,000)
  Maharashtra (58,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (27,000)
  Haryana (21,000)
  Delhi (9,900)
  Himachal Pradesh (2,400)
  Uttar Pradesh (1,700)
  Uttarakhand (700)
  Chhattisgarh (500)
  Chandigarh (400)
  Daman and Diu (200)
  Karnataka (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (977,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marwari
(741,000)
Punjabi, Eastern
(249,000)
Dogri
(242,000)
Gujarati
(175,000)
Bagri
(121,000)
Merwari
(106,000)
Mewari
(72,000)
Shekhawati
(56,000)
Kacchi
(51,000)
Dhundari
(41,000)
Haroti: Harauti
(33,000)
Sindhi
(20,000)
Kashmiri
(17,000)
Bhadrawahi
(13,000)
Malvi
(3,600)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (977,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marwari (741,000)
  Punjabi, Eastern (249,000)
  Dogri (242,000)
  Gujarati (175,000)
  Bagri (121,000)
  Merwari (106,000)
  Mewari (72,000)
  Shekhawati (56,000)
  Kacchi (51,000)
  Dhundari (41,000)
  Haroti: Harauti (33,000)
  Sindhi (20,000)
  Kashmiri (17,000)
  Bhadrawahi (13,000)
  Malvi (3,600)
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
Gospel Go
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
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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