Pherera (Hindu traditions) in India

The Pherera (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The traditional occupation of the Pherera is the dying of cloth. They are a small community living in the highly unreached northern state of Himachal Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many are now engaged in tailoring and government service.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Bankhandi Devi is their patron deity. Guga, Balak Nath, Kaleshwar Mahadev, Jawalamukhi, Bajarangbali, Narain and Shiva are some of their village and regional deities.


What Are Their Needs?

Many of the Pherera live in Himachal Pradesh, a center for Hindu pilgrimages. There is much devotion to idols in this state. It is unlikely there any Christians within this small community in northern India. However, Revelation 5:9 teaches us there will be followers of Christ one day, and we can begin praying for them.


Prayer Points

Please pray the Lord will soon send additional workers to take the good news of Jesus to the castes and tribes of northern India.
Please pray this small people group will not be overlooked by evangelists and church planters.
Pray for spiritual hunger and discernment in the Pherera community.


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)
Population this Country 2,300
Population all Countries 2,300
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh
2,100
Punjab
80
Haryana
30
Chandigarh
30
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Himachal Pradesh 2,100
  Punjab 80
  Haryana 30
  Chandigarh 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.41 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
3.59 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (1,200 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Kangri
400
Mandeali
200
Punjabi, Eastern
80
Dogri
20
Primary Language Hindi (1,200 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Kangri 400
  Mandeali 200
  Punjabi, Eastern 80
  Dogri 20
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  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more