Prabhu Patane in India

The Prabhu Patane have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

Prabhu Patane or Pathare Prabhu of India may have migrated to Bombay (Mumbai) from Saurastra and Gujarat in the the thirteenth century. They have no subgroups.


Where Are they Located?

They are located in Bombay (Mumbai) in the state of Maharashtra


What Are Their Lives Like?

Prabhu Patane people speak Marathi among themselves, Hindi and English with others. They read and write in Devanagari.

They eat fish, chicken and mutton, chapatti (bread), and rice. Vegetables and fruit are eaten in smaller amounts. They drink tea and men sometimes drink alcohol.

They marry within their group, but they choose partners from a clan other than their own.
Marriages are arranged by discussion, a dowry is given, and they marry one spouse. Marriagable ages are 28 to 35 years for men, and 22 to 30 years for women. Brides live with their husbands in the house of the husband's father. Divorce is allowed, but is not common. Adultery, cruelty and difficulty in adjusting are the usual causes for divorce. Divorcees and bereaved are allowed to marry again. It has been reported that there is an increase in the marital age.

The son and daughter inherit the property of the father. Women do the housework and look after the children. Some do office work. The women are very much involved in social and religious matters and are involved in politics, also.

Regarding childbirth, a ritual called Oti Bharna is performed in the seventh or eighth month of the pregnancy. The baby is born in a maternity home or a hospital. The pollution period after birth lasts for ten days. The name giving ceremony called Barsa takes place when the baby is twelve days old, followed by a feast. It is the sister of the father who names the baby.

Dead bodies are cremated. Death pollution time is thirteen days. The Shradha ritual is done on the thirteenth day at the end of pollution.

The Prabhu Patane are landowners. They work in office and manual work. Some teach while others are engineers or do medical work. They have an association for the community people only. There are landlords and tenants among them. There are well educated people among both the men and women. They believe in modern medicine and in family planning.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Prabhu Patane are Hindus by religion and also have family and clan gods, worshiping ancestors. They celebrate Holi and Diwali festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Prabhu Patanes need to be given the chance to follow Jesus Christ. Right now they are a "no choice" people, since they have not had the chance to follow Christ.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Prabhu Patane in India.

* Pray for the Prabhu Patanes community to have a strong spiritual huger that will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for Christ's ambassadors to go to them with the good news.
* Pray for an unstoppable church planting movement to florish among this people group so that they cn enjoy the blessings of the Lord.


References

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Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Prabhu Patane
People Name in Country Prabhu Patane
World Population 60,000
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 Dhruv Prabhu; Paithane Prabhu; Patane Prabhu; Pathare Prabhu; प्रभु पाटने
People ID 17906
ROP3 Code 113386
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 3
Largest States
Maharashtra
59,000
Gujarat
800
Dadra and Nagar Have
60
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 3
  Maharashtra 59,000
  Gujarat 800
  Dadra and Nagar Have 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (32,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
13,000
Konkani
10,000
Hindi
3,000
Primary Language Marathi (32,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati 13,000
  Konkani 10,000
  Hindi 3,000
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2002)
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 Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.