Mirasi (Sikh traditions) in India

The Mirasi (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

They are also called Pakhwaji, because of they play the timbrel. The word Mirasi comes from the Arabic word “miras” which means inheritance. There are many sub groups among them.


Where Are they Located?

Mirasi people are a caste living in the north parts of India. Some have migrated to nearby states. Mirasi in Uttar Pradesh are in regions such as Meerut. They live in most places in India’s Punjab state.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Mirasi people entertain at fairs and sing at weddings. Many are laborers, and farming tenants, and also sell vegetables. The well-educated work in government, serve in the military and do research for genealogies.


They have a caste council to judge in disputes and make sure that the people behave as they should. Mirasi people do not marry outside their group. They speak Magadhi, Urdu, Rajasthani, Punjabi, and Hindi.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Mirasi people can be Muslim, Hindu or Sikh. Sikhism blends certain tenets of Islam and Hinduism, and they have their own scriptures, in the form of a book they worship.


What Are Their Needs?

One can only imagine the spiritual confusion involved with three major religions within their families and communities.
Bible resources exist in Urdu and Hindi, but Mirasi people remain an unreached people group.
The need open hearts to hear God’s answers to their spiritual problems.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Mirasi Sikh people will be liberated by God’s Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them to lives devoid of Christ’s blessings.
* Pray that Mirasi Sikhs will see past their respective traditional worship to the futility of it all and experience a growing desire to know the truth of God’s Word.
* Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among the Mirasi Sikhs, leading them to love Him with their whole being.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to anoint Mirasi Sikh families, especially the children and youth, and to raise up a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses of Christ’s mercy and love.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mirasi


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Mirasi (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Mirasi (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 2,300
World Population 2,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bhand, Charan, Dhadhi, Dhadi, Dhagri, Dum, Gathala, Halwe, Kalawant, Kuchra, Miralm, Pakwadji, Ranwal, Shaikh, Simrachhukar, Tasbirdar, मिरसी (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18134
ROP3 Code 113641
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Punjab
1,300
Uttar Pradesh
400
Rajasthan
300
Delhi
200
Haryana
80
Chandigarh
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Punjab 1,300
  Uttar Pradesh 400
  Rajasthan 300
  Delhi 200
  Haryana 80
  Chandigarh 40
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (2,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi
200
Marwari
40
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (2,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 200
  Marwari 40
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  (1959-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
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 (Indigitube.tv)
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 Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Sikhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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