Pherera (Hindu traditions) in India

The Pherera (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction

The traditional occupation of the Pherera is the dying of cloth. However, many are now engaged in other vocations, such as tailoring and government service. Bankhandi Devi is their patron deity. Guga, Balak Nath, Kaleshwar Mahadev, Jawalamukhi, Bajarangbali, Narain and Shiva are some of their village and regional deities. Traditionally, the Rajput and Brahmin communities do not eat with the Pherera in their social gatherings, and the Pherera do not eat with the Chamar, Dumna and other such communities. The Muslim Pherera migrated to Pakistan during the Partition of 1947.


Ministry Obstacles

Many of the Pherera live in Himachal Pradesh, the "land of the gods" and a center for Hindu pilgrimages. There is much devotion to idols in this state.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray the Lord will soon send additional workers to take the good news of Jesus to the castes and tribes of northern India. The needs are very great.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

It is unlikely there any Christians within this small community in northern India. However, Revelation 5:9 indicates there will be Christians one day, and we can begin praying for them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray this small people group will not be overlooked by evangelists and church planters.


Scripture Prayers for the Pherera (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Pherera (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Pherera (Hindu traditions)
World Population 3,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Phar; Pharaho; Pharera; Pherera; Phrera; Phrere; फेरेरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17871
ROP3 Code 113347
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh
1,800
Punjab
1,500
Haryana
20
Chandigarh
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Himachal Pradesh 1,800
  Punjab 1,500
  Haryana 20
  Chandigarh 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (1,600 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Dogri
1,000
Kangri
400
Mandeali
200
Primary Language Hindi (1,600 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Dogri 1,000
  Kangri 400
  Mandeali 200
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 Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 (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 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 Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
69.56 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
30.44 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.