Sargara in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Sargara
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 172,000
World Population: 172,000
Primary Language: Marwari
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Sargara are a landless community.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Their traditional and present-day occupation is splitting and selling wood. Those who breach community norms are fined and ostracized.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They profess Hinduism, and Chammunda and Ambajee are their family deities. Their regional deities are Hanumanjee, Shankar, Mahakali and Ramdevjee. To follow Jesus is to breach community norms, bringing significant ostracism and disfavor.

What Are Their Needs?

Christians need to help the Sargara people with physical and material needs, as well as telling them of Jesus.

Prayer Points

There likely are no followers of Jesus among the Sargara community today, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will fully grasp the significance of Jesus' sacrificial death and will trust him fully for both forgiveness of sin and power to live life.
Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
Pray for God's blessing on the leaders in the Sargara community, along with their families, and for their people to welcome and enjoy God's provision.
Pray they will not find satisfaction in the worship of created things but will be given a hunger to worship the Creator.

Text Source:   Joshua Project