Barad (Hindu traditions) in India

Barad (Hindu traditions)
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Barad (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 16,000
World Population: 16,000
Primary Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Barad people are also called the Barar, the Burar or the Berar.

Most live in Himachal Pradesh, a state in northern India where less than one in a thousand has put their faith in Christ.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Traditionally these rural people have made winnowing fans and grass mats. Some beg for a living. Their literacy rate is extremely low, even by the standards of the developing world. They give women equal status to men. Unlike many people groups in India, they do not practice child marriage; they are much more likely to marry as teenagers.

What Are Their Beliefs?

These Hindus worship and propitiate the gods of Hinduism and their own family and clan gods.

What Are Their Needs?

Prayer Points

Pray that the Barad people will put all of their faith in the God who created them.

Pray for the Lord to thrust out loving workers to the Barad people.

Pray for them to prosper spiritually through a relationship with Christ.

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