Gadaria (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Gadaria have virtually abandoned their traditional occupation of rearing sheep and goats. They are now mainly engaged as laborers in masonry work, while some are involved in animal husbandry. The Brahmin are engaged for performing at birth, marriage and death rites and for imparting religious teachings.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Gadaria people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Low literacy rates can be an obstacle to the gospel, but not necessarily. If oral means of communication are effectively used, individuals can readily understand. Christian workers need to carry the message of Christ to the Gadaria community using stories from Scripture as well as gospel recordings and films.


What Are Their Needs?

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Hindu Gadaria at the present time but pray for those the Lord will soon bring to himself. Pray He is preparing teachers and pastors to make disciples who will make more disciples.
Pray they will have teachable hearts.
Pray for the Hindu Gadaria community to be able to care well for their families.
Pray for the care of widow and orphans among them.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to work powerfully through those ministering to this people group.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Gadaria (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
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People Name General Gadaria (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Gadaria (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation gah-DAH-ree-ah
Population this Country 4,786,000
Population all Countries 4,799,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 96
Alternate Names Balra; Barela; Beghela; Bhediyar; Chandalia; Dhangar; Gadaria; Gadaria/Gaderia; Gaddi; Gaderi; Gaderia; Gaderiya; Gadhayia; Gadri; Gairi; Ganeri; Garhi; Gari; Gavala; Gawaria; Ghosi; H; Intafarash; Kabir; Kalandia; Kurumvar; Kurumwar; Pal; Pal Shatriya; Pal/Gareri; Paul; Pradhan; Purbia; Shiviya; गडरिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16768
ROP3 Code 112021
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
4,543,000
Madhya Pradesh
960,000
Bihar
448,000
Rajasthan
446,000
Chhattisgarh
85,000
Uttarakhand
74,000
Delhi
55,000
Jharkhand
27,000
West Bengal
18,000
Maharashtra
5,300
Odisha
4,700
Gujarat
1,700
Haryana
1,700
Tripura
1,600
Manipur
400
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 20
  Uttar Pradesh 4,543,000
  Madhya Pradesh 960,000
  Bihar 448,000
  Rajasthan 446,000
  Chhattisgarh 85,000
  Uttarakhand 74,000
  Delhi 55,000
  Jharkhand 27,000
  West Bengal 18,000
  Maharashtra 5,300
  Odisha 4,700
  Gujarat 1,700
  Haryana 1,700
  Tripura 1,600
  Manipur 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (5,006,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
423,000
Kanauji
298,000
Awadhi
289,000
Mewari
117,000
Bundeli
102,000
Chhattisgarhi
58,000
Malvi
50,000
Marwari
46,000
Bagheli
40,000
Maithili
29,000
Braj Bhasha
21,000
Dhundari
20,000
Bengali
19,000
Garhwali
18,000
Magahi
17,000
Primary Language Hindi (5,006,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 423,000
  Kanauji 298,000
  Awadhi 289,000
  Mewari 117,000
  Bundeli 102,000
  Chhattisgarhi 58,000
  Malvi 50,000
  Marwari 46,000
  Bagheli 40,000
  Maithili 29,000
  Braj Bhasha 21,000
  Dhundari 20,000
  Bengali 19,000
  Garhwali 18,000
  Magahi 17,000
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more