Sirvi in India

The Sirvi have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

There are many stories behind the orgination and about the existence of seervi (Khardia) Rajputs. It is also said that this community had shifted its base or its work due to wars many times. One school of thought says that the "Seervi" (Khardiya) caste is a warrior race originating from Rajput (Kshatiya) Community from Junagarh in Gujarat. During the 12th cebtury, there were many fierce battles took place between them and the King of Girinar in which many lives were lost.

The remaning warriors gave-up their arms and migrated to Jalore in Rajputana sector. As they came from "Khari-Khabar" region of Gujrat. They were later called as Kharadia Rajputs. Actually "Seervi" means partner. After migration, this Rajput community started farming with the partnership of local farmers and the permission of King "Kahanar Dev" as a profession along with a condition to deposit the 9th part of their production in the king's treasury. That is why this community had been named as "Seervi Kharadia". The King settled them in 24 different villages of Jalore which actualy became their "Gotras".

One historian, namely Munshi Devi Prashad, in his 1891 report "Mardamshumari Marwar" says that Kharadia Rajputa were the actual rulers of Jalore and because of Khari region they were called Kharadia Rajput. The King Kahanar Dev was one of them and was a Chauhan Rajput.

When "Allaha-Udin Khilji" attacked Jalore, King Kahanar Dev fought bravely but due to lack of sophisticated weapons and smaller army he was defeated. Again remaining Rajputs shifted to other places like Pali and Jodhpur where the opportunity to cultivate was available near the Luni river.

Later, Seervis became the followers of "JIJI" who launched a cult of "Aie Panth" during Vikrimi Samvat 1472 (Year 1325) , reached Godwad and Marwar region and gave a thread with 11 knots (Symbolized as the 11th Rules) as "Deeksha" to them. She appointed "Goyn das" grant son Seervi Ganauji Rathore her first "Deewan" during Vikrimi Samvat 1521 (Year 1374).

Generally, Seervis are the followers of "Aie Panth", Thul Panth and Sencha-Bhagat. The Aie Panth followers Tie the thread with 11 knots in their hand and buried their dead, wherearas the followers of Thul Panth do not tie the thread and buried there dead after the death. However, Sencha Bhagat follows both the rules along with their own system.

Seervis were honest and a hard working people, that is why they gain the respect and help of the surrounding people where they try to establish themselves.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Sirvi in India.


Profile Source:   Manohar Seervi 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-29
People Name General Sirvi
People Name in Country Sirvi
World Population 316,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names सिर्वी
People ID 18116
ROP3 Code 113621
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 2
Largest States
Rajasthan
250,000
Madhya Pradesh
63,000
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 2
  Rajasthan 250,000
  Madhya Pradesh 63,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (124,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Marwari
108,000
Merwari
44,000
Nimadi
13,000
Dhundari
7,600
Malvi
6,900
Shekhawati
1,800
Gujarati
900
Mewari
600
Haroti: Harauti
70
Primary Language Hindi (124,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Marwari 108,000
  Merwari 44,000
  Nimadi 13,000
  Dhundari 7,600
  Malvi 6,900
  Shekhawati 1,800
  Gujarati 900
  Mewari 600
  Haroti: Harauti 70
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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 %
Photo Source Manohar Seervi 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Manohar Seervi 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.