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.
They are located in Bombay (Mumbai) in the state of Maharashtra
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.
The Prabhu Patane are Hindus by religion and also have family and clan gods, worshiping ancestors. They celebrate Holi and Diwali festivals.
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.
* 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.
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|Profile Source: Karen Hightower|
|People Name General||Prabhu Patane|
|People Name in Country||Prabhu Patane|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|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|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Marathi (36,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mar Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Marathi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1982)|
|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||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||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|