The Mali are traditionally known as gardeners. The word Mali is derived from the Sanskrit word 'mala' (meaning garland). Many are called 'phool' Mali, referring to their well-known occupation of growing flowers.
There is at least one group of Mali from Rajasthan who are considered to have originated from Rajput or warrior tribes and who are of a higher caste.
The Mali are industrious workers and are known for their bravery in the disciplined forces.
Generally, they are differentiated according to their occupations. For example, those pursuing gardening are known as Baghban, those who cut and sell grass are called Sasia Mali and those growing flowers are Phool Mali. Many Malis live in towns and keep vegetable or flower gardens in the outskirts.
The Mali are also known for the preparation of 'Maur' or marriage crown both for the bride and the bridegroom at marriages. Marriage is forbidden between members of the same sect or first or second cousins. Unlike some Indian traditions, marriage of widows is permitted.
The dead may be either buried or burnt. In the former case the corpse is laid with the feet to the north.
The Mali are industrious workers and are known for their bravery in the armed forces.
The Mali are mainly Hindus. Devi is their principal deity and marriages are performed in front of this deity. Devi is a local incarnation of 'Maha Kali ', the warrior goddess and consort of Shiva. Animals are sacrificed to please her.
The Mali need to know Jesus as their saviour. Devi is believed to require appeasement through offerings and the goddess incites fear among her followers. On the other hand, Jesus is merciful, forgiving and loving.
Groups of Christians will regularly pray for the Mali;
The Holy Spirit will guide Christians to best witness the gospel to the Mali;
Preachers will be sent to preach the gospel to the Mali; and
Great signs and wonders will be performed among the Mali to lead many to salvation
Scripture Prayers for the Mali (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Mali (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Mali (Hindu traditions)|
|Alternate Names||Gandha; Gulpharosh; Mala Panickar; Malakar; Malakkar; Malakkaran; Malis; Mar; Marar; Patel; Phulia; Phulmali; Rathor; Sagbaria; Saini; Shrimali; माली (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Population this Country||17,000|
|Population all Countries||12,031,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Total States on file||10|
|Primary Language||Maithili (9,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mai Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Maithili
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2010)|
|FCBH NT (www.bible.is)||Online|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
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|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories||One Story|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||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 Maithili||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||My Last Day video, anime||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|General||Zume Resources||Zume Project|
|General||Zume Training||Zume Project|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Maithili||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Maithili||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Children and youth resources||One Hope|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book||General / Other|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Maithili||Literacy & Evangelism International|
|Text / Printed Matter||The Ancient Path||Live Global|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|