Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) in India


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Introduction / History

As he watched the Tarkhan men laboring over the construction of the new building, Daiwik felt helpless. Though he was skilled with tools, he was not skilled with words. He wondered how he would he tell his family and friends that he had chosen to follow Jesus.

Like every other Sikh, Daiwik had been brought up to believe in reincarnation. Although he hadn't questioned it as a boy, when he reached adulthood, he realized how hopeless reincarnation was. When someone told him about a risen savior providing a way out of the hopelessness, Daiwik listened. The message made sense. He decided to ask God for forgiveness and for the gift of eternal life. He made Jesus his Lord.

But now, faced with telling his father, his brothers, and the friends he had known since childhood, he was fearful. Would they listen to him? Or would they chase him away? Still watching the men work, Daiwik prayed for wisdom. Suddenly he had an idea. He had read in the Bible that Jesus was a carpenter before He began His ministry. Perhaps he could somehow use this fact to introduce his carpenter caste people, the Tarkhans, to Jesus.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the good news to be clearly made known to the Tarkhan people.
* Pray for those who respond to be used by God to tell their friends and families about the salvation available in the carpenter who became the risen Lord and king.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-02
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-26
People Name General Tarkhan (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Tarkhan (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 1,057,000
World Population 1,059,200
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 21
Alternate Names Badi, Barhai, Barhi, Bari, Darkhan, Dhaman, Karigar, Kharadi, Khati, Khatri, Mistri, Ramgarhia, Ramghadiya, Ranghadia, Takhan, Tarakkan, Tarkhan, Tarkihar, Thirkhan, Tikhan, तर्खान (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18177
ROP3 Code 113689
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 28
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
825,000
Haryana
59,000
Rajasthan
38,000
Uttar Pradesh
35,000
Delhi
32,000
Uttarakhand
17,000
Maharashtra
13,000
Jammu and Kashmir
9,700
Madhya Pradesh
7,100
Chandigarh
5,100
West Bengal
2,700
Jharkhand
2,700
Chhattisgarh
2,300
Gujarat
2,000
Himachal Pradesh
1,900
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 28  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 825,000
  Haryana 59,000
  Rajasthan 38,000
  Uttar Pradesh 35,000
  Delhi 32,000
  Uttarakhand 17,000
  Maharashtra 13,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 9,700
  Madhya Pradesh 7,100
  Chandigarh 5,100
  West Bengal 2,700
  Jharkhand 2,700
  Chhattisgarh 2,300
  Gujarat 2,000
  Himachal Pradesh 1,900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (981,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
128,000
Bagri
25,000
Haryanvi
18,000
Dogri
900
Marwari
900
Garhwali
600
Kumaoni
500
Awadhi
200
Kashmiri
200
Shekhawati
200
Kangri
200
Chhattisgarhi
100
Pahari, Mahasu
90
Gujarati
80
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch
60
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (981,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 128,000
  Bagri 25,000
  Haryanvi 18,000
  Dogri 900
  Marwari 900
  Garhwali 600
  Kumaoni 500
  Awadhi 200
  Kashmiri 200
  Shekhawati 200
  Kangri 200
  Chhattisgarhi 100
  Pahari, Mahasu 90
  Gujarati 80
  Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 60
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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 %
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Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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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