Dhobi (Sikh traditions) in India

The Dhobi (Sikh 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.

Subgroups: 11 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Katharia 51,000
Ajudhyabansi 31,000
Kathiya 26,000
Batham 18,000
Kanaujia 18,000
Parit 17,000
Sribastab 9,900
Mathuria 6,900
Ranghidhobi 2,200
Modh Randha 2,000

Introduction / History

Mahann was depressed about who he was. He was a simple Dhobi washer-man, growing tired of his low status. As a Sikh, he felt alienated from the other Dhobis, most of whom were Hindus. He asked help from Guru Rajender who told him, "Mahann, may this poem written by the ancient, great Guru Kabir help you. 'The Guru is the washer-man, the disciple is the cloth. The name of God likens to the soap. Wash the mind on a firm foundation to realize the glow of truth.'"

Mahann asked, "What does this poem mean?" Rajender responded, "In this poem, Kabir likened the clothes washing method of the Dhobi washer-man to how a guru must cleanse the mind of his disciples. Only then will they know the truth already within them. Always remember this symbolism. Like washing clothes, cleansing our minds and souls allows us to be pure, so we can discover the true value of God. This is what is important for all people. Jobs are a way of earning a living, but what is the most important is how pure and right people are with God, and how they treat one another. If you continue to search and study our Sikh ways, you will find peace and truth."


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Dhobi (Sikh traditions) in India.

* Pray that followers of Jesus will reach many Sikh Dhobis with the biblical truths such as the parables of Jesus, so they will know God's true nature.
* Pray that they will come to rejoice in knowing Him.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-16
People Name General Dhobi (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Dhobi (Sikh traditions)
Population this Country 9,400
Population all Countries 9,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names धोबी (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18066
ROP3 Code 113565
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Sikh - other
People Group Dhobi (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 11
  Katharia 51,000
  Ajudhyabansi 31,000
  Kathiya 26,000
  Batham 18,000
  Kanaujia 18,000
  Parit 17,000
  Sribastab 9,900
  Mathuria 6,900
  Ranghidhobi 2,200
  Modh Randha 2,000
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 8
Largest States
Punjab
7,000
Haryana
1,600
Jharkhand
200
Delhi
200
Chandigarh
100
Rajasthan
100
Uttarakhand
40
Himachal Pradesh
30
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 8
  Punjab 7,000
  Haryana 1,600
  Jharkhand 200
  Delhi 200
  Chandigarh 100
  Rajasthan 100
  Uttarakhand 40
  Himachal Pradesh 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (7,700 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi
1,400
Haryanvi
200
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (7,700 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 1,400
  Haryanvi 200
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2017)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Sikhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.21 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
99.79 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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