Kachhi (Hindu traditions) in India

Education is given to both male and female Kachhi, however continued study is not encouraged for women. The diet is traditionally vegetarian (which reflects both their Hindu background and agrarian lifestyle). However as Hindu nominalism creeps in, their diet now occasionally includes meat. The Kachhi Hindus predominantly worship Hanuman, Rama, Krishna Shiva, Kali, and Durga. They celebrate various major Hindu festivals and practice rituals of cremation, preferring to place ashes in the Ganges River. In the cities, many of the younger Hindu Kachhi are becoming more and more nominal. In Gujarat some have started to adopt Muslim concepts and festivals like Ramadan.

Ministry Obstacles
Workers going to this people group need to be aware that a total of 25 languages are spoken within the community. This suggests a number of outreach projects are needed.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps the Lord will lead indigenous Indian workers to the Kachhi community. Pray for many evangelistic efforts to be raised up for these people who have no known Christians among them.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray that many will interact with believers in their everyday lives and learn about the True God.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for improving literacy levels among this community, especially among the younger people. Pray for the youth to gain a desire to learn more about Jesus.

Scripture Focus
"Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness and guide the nations on the earth." Psalm 67:4



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