The Panchal live in Gujarat and speak, read and write in Gujarati. They are not vegetarians who eat rice as a cereal.
The Panchal have adult marriages by discussion. There are birth and marriage rituals. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, the sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.
Some of the Panchal do their traditional blacksmith work. Others now do manufacturing of tools. Hinduism is their religion. They are becoming more and more educated. Family planning and modern medicines are used by them. They have a caste council to look after them.
* Scripture Prayers for the Viswakarma Panchal in India.
* Pray that the caste council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Viswakarma Panchal|
|People Name in Country||Viswakarma Panchal|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Achari, Acharia, Bogara, Panchal, Vishva Brahman, विस्वाकर्मा पांचल|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Kannada (85,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||kan Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Kannada
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1823-1995)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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)|
|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 Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||International Bible Society|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|