Thathera (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Thathera people say that they are descended from the Haihay kings which was a very old Hindu dynasty. They moved from Rajasthan in the 1800s and came to live in Rewari, located in the small north Indian state of Haryana. The Thatheras are Rajputs who are divided into 47 clans.


Where Are they Located?

Thathera people live in northern India in states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Thatheras earn a living in metal work and selling and repairing of household utensils. Many are cultivators of land. In Bihar, many are jewelers.

They have a caste council to settle problems to do with such things as divorce and property.

Thathera people speak primarily Hindi. Many Bible resources have been produced in Hindi.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Thathera people are Hindus and worship many gods. They celebrate most Hindu festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

The greatest need of Thathera people is to know the almighty God who created them. They need to know that there is no God beside Him.


Prayer Points

Please pray that Christ's ambassadors will go to Thathera people in friendship and love and earn the privilege to give the gospel message.
Pray that there will be a strong movement to Christ among this people group that will result in many being discipled so that they can lead victorious lives.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will draw them to live without fear, and that they can worship the Lord without concern about what others think.


Scripture Prayers for the Thathera (Hindu traditions) in India.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thathera


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Thathera (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Thathera (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 381,000
Population all Countries 382,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
Alternate Names Dokhra Kamar; Kansar; Kansor; Karmakar; Kasera; Kashera; Kesar; Kesura; Tambera; Tamera; Tamikar; Tamkar; Tamrakar; Tamrkar; Thantura; Thatari; Thater; Thatera; Thathari; Thathayar; Thathera; Thatheri; Thathiar; Thetri; ठठेरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18241
ROP3 Code 113772
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 14
Largest States
Bihar
110,000
Haryana
103,000
Uttar Pradesh
85,000
Odisha
27,000
Madhya Pradesh
18,000
Jharkhand
13,000
West Bengal
10,000
Chhattisgarh
8,100
Jammu and Kashmir
1,200
Himachal Pradesh
800
Uttarakhand
400
Delhi
200
Rajasthan
60
Chandigarh
50
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 14
  Bihar 110,000
  Haryana 103,000
  Uttar Pradesh 85,000
  Odisha 27,000
  Madhya Pradesh 18,000
  Jharkhand 13,000
  West Bengal 10,000
  Chhattisgarh 8,100
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,200
  Himachal Pradesh 800
  Uttarakhand 400
  Delhi 200
  Rajasthan 60
  Chandigarh 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (198,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 22
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
35,000
Odia
22,000
Haryanvi
15,000
Maithili
14,000
Magahi
11,000
Bengali
10,000
Chhattisgarhi
5,300
Punjabi, Eastern
4,900
Awadhi
3,600
Angika
1,900
Kanauji
1,800
Dogri
400
Braj Bhasha
300
Bagheli
300
Garhwali
200
Primary Language Hindi (198,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 22
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 35,000
  Odia 22,000
  Haryanvi 15,000
  Maithili 14,000
  Magahi 11,000
  Bengali 10,000
  Chhattisgarhi 5,300
  Punjabi, Eastern 4,900
  Awadhi 3,600
  Angika 1,900
  Kanauji 1,800
  Dogri 400
  Braj Bhasha 300
  Bagheli 300
  Garhwali 200
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  (1835-2019)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more