Traditionally the Shorgar people manufactured fireworks. Their Muslim ancestors came from Afghanistan and made fireworks for celebrations in Jaipur and other parts of northwestern India. Today they can be either Muslim or Hindu.
The Hindu Shorgar people live in India's Punjab state.
Traditionally their trade was making firecrackers, but now they are in need of a different vocation due to competition.
Though there are Muslims among them, some Shorgar people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. 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 like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.
The Shorgar people are especially fond of Diwali, a festival where Hindus blow off firecrackers all night. It's very good for business!
The Hindu Shorgar people need training in another vocation that will help them support their families.
* Scripture Prayers for the Shorgar (Hindu traditions) in India.
* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Shorgar people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Shorgar families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Shorgar people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Shorgar people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Shorgar (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Shorgar (Hindu traditions)|
|Population this Country||1,800|
|Population all Countries||1,800|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||5 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Katayar; Shoragar; Shorgir; Shoro; Sodo; शोरगर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Affinity Bloc||South Asian Peoples|
|People Cluster||South Asia Hindu - other|
|People Group||Shorgar (Hindu traditions)|
|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||Punjabi, Eastern (1,400 speakers)|
|Language Code||pan Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1815-2011)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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|