Saryara (Hindu traditions) in India

The Saryara (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Most Saryara people of India are Hindus by faith. A small group of the Saryara converted to Islam during the Mughal Period. The Saryara claim Rajput status. Yet at the same time, the Saryara have been granted a Scheduled Caste designation. This allows them guaranteed public jobs and special university admission.

The primary language of the Hindu Saryara is Dogri. Many also speak Hindi, which allows them to communicate with millions of Indians. A New Testament became available in Dogri in 2017.


Where Are they Located?

This Hindu people group lives in Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Punjab, all states in northern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Saryara were traditionally a community of agricultural laborers, and many are still involved in their traditional occupation. Many more are now employed in the construction industry.

The Hindu Saryara marry within their group but not within their particular clan. Families arrange marriages. Monogamy, marriage to one spouse, is the norm. Sons inherit property upon the death of their father. Most Saryara live in multi-caste villages in their own sections. Illiteracy is a problem for the Saryara especially for their women.

The main foods of the Saryara are wheat, lentils, vegetables, maize and dairy products. As Hindus, they will not eat beef.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Saryara people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods as Christians do. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

The Saryara need good schools for their children. They need access to modern medicine. They would benefit by learning new job skills. Most of all, they need to hear and respond to the message of Jesus Christ. He alone can forgive their sins and get them right with the one, true God.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Saryara (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of the Saryara people.
* Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of Saryara families and communities within this people group through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name.
* Pray for God's blessing on the leaders in this people group, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God’s blessing.
* Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among the Saryara people leading them to love Him with their whole being.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saryara
https://findwords.info/term/saryara
https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Saryara


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Saryara (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Saryara (Hindu traditions)
World Population 16,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names सरयारा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18037
ROP3 Code 113532
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 7
Largest States
Jammu and Kashmir
16,000
Delhi
200
Himachal Pradesh
200
Punjab
40
Haryana
30
Uttarakhand
20
Rajasthan
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 7
  Jammu and Kashmir 16,000
  Delhi 200
  Himachal Pradesh 200
  Punjab 40
  Haryana 30
  Uttarakhand 20
  Rajasthan 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Dogri (12,000 speakers)
Language Code dgo   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Hindi
3,500
Kashmiri
600
Urdu
300
Punjabi, Eastern
10
Primary Language Dogri (12,000 speakers)
Language Code dgo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 3,500
  Kashmiri 600
  Urdu 300
  Punjabi, Eastern 10
People Groups Speaking Dogri

Primary Language:  Dogri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1883-1971)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1826)
Bible-Complete No
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 Oral Bible stories in Dogri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dogri
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.91 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.09 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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