Panchal Viswakarma in India

The Viswakarma Panchal have only been reported 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

This is actually of a cluster of people groups that does various crafts including blacksmithing, carpentry, goldsmithing, copper smithing, and stonemasonry. They include the better known Lohars. They live mostly in Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Others now do manufacturing of tools. They are becoming more and more educated. They have a caste council to look after their interests. The Panchal have adult marriages that are arranged by family leaders. They allow for divorce and remarriage. On the death of the father, the sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of the home.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Panchal people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

The Panchal people need to submit to God the Father so they can experience life to the full.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Viswakarma Panchal in India.

* Pray that the caste council leaders will accept the lordship of Christ and help lead their people into a disciple making movement. * Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to a relationship with the Lord. * Pray for faithful intercessors and workers among them.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Viswakarma Panchal
People Name in Country Viswakarma Panchal
Natural Name Panchal Viswakarma
Population this Country 93,000
Population all Countries 93,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Achari; Acharia; Bogara; Panchal; Vishva Brahman; विस्वाकर्मा पांचल
People ID 21289
ROP3 Code 118112
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 5
Largest States
Karnataka
82,000
Tamil Nadu
8,800
Gujarat
400
Maharashtra
300
Telangana
200
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 5
  Karnataka 82,000
  Tamil Nadu 8,800
  Gujarat 400
  Maharashtra 300
  Telangana 200
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Kannada (85,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Tamil
4,000
Telugu
400
Gujarati
100
Primary Language Kannada (85,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 4,000
  Telugu 400
  Gujarati 100
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2016)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
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 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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