Pherera (Hindu traditions) in India

Pherera (Hindu traditions)
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Pherera (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,300
World Population: 2,300
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 Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The traditional occupation of the Pherera is the dying of cloth. They are a small community living in the highly unreached northern state of Himachal Pradesh.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Many are now engaged in tailoring and government service.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Bankhandi Devi is their patron deity. Guga, Balak Nath, Kaleshwar Mahadev, Jawalamukhi, Bajarangbali, Narain and Shiva are some of their village and regional deities.

What Are Their Needs?

Many of the Pherera live in Himachal Pradesh, a center for Hindu pilgrimages. There is much devotion to idols in this state. It is unlikely there any Christians within this small community in northern India. However, Revelation 5:9 teaches us there will be followers of Christ one day, and we can begin praying for them.

Prayer Points

Please pray the Lord will soon send additional workers to take the good news of Jesus to the castes and tribes of northern India.
Please pray this small people group will not be overlooked by evangelists and church planters.
Pray for spiritual hunger and discernment in the Pherera community.

Text Source:   Joshua Project