Hadi in India

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People Name: Hadi
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,162,000
World Population: 1,247,600
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.48 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Hadis are a low class sweeper community. They have always held this low status position. They live all throughout eastern India.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Hadi people have few options for jobs. Not many can get an adequate education to get beyond menial work.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Hadi 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 do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What Are Their Needs?

The Hadi people need to put their hope in the King of kings, realizing that he is the one who gives them worth and dignity.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Holy Spirit will give courage to thousands of Hadi to seek and find the only savior, Jesus Christ, who gives dignity to all peoples.

Pray that Indian believers will demonstrate that following Christ is not a foreign religion but an international faith.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to thrust out loving workers to the Hadi people.

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