Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions)
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People Name: Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions)
Country: Nepal
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 700
World Population: 1,205,700
Primary Language: Awadhi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Bharbhunja people were grain parchers who lived through India and Nepal. Their name comes from the traditional Sanskrit word, bhrastra, meaning "frying pan," and bharyaka, meaning, "one who fries. "

Where Are they Located?

Most live in India's Uttar Pradesh state and Pakistan's Baloch Province, but a small number live in Nepal.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bharbhunja people of India, Pakistan and Nepal parch and sell grain. Some have businesses while others work for the government. The fortunate few who obtain a good education are bankers or military officers. Property is inherited by the sons and the oldest takes charge of the home when the father dies. Councils look after community matters.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bharbhunja people are common Hindus who worship all major Hindu gods as well as some minor ones. They worship clan, family and village deities for protection from local spirits.

What Are Their Needs?

Parching grain may not be a viable job in a couple of generations. Bharbhunja people in Nepal need the opportunity to send their children to good schools so they can be prepared for today's modern economy. This is especially true for those who live in India, which is much more modern than Nepal.

Prayer Points

* Pray that leaders of Bharbhunja village councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move many of these Hindus to embrace the Lord and spread His fame to all their communities, both in India and in Nepal.

Text Source:   Keith Carey