Garoda (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

The Garoda are strictly vegetarian, and their staple cereals are wheat and bajra. They have territorial subgroups, which are also marriage circles and marriages are to occur only within these marriage circles. Common surnames include Srimali, Sharma, Gandhi, Pandiya, Srigaur, Purani, etc. Their women mainly do household work. The earlier practice of child marriage has been replaced by adult marriage. Traditionally, the Garoda are priests to the Vankar, Chamar, Khalpa, Nadia, Turi, Tirgar, and Shenva communities, who also engage them as astrologers. Each of the Garoda gotras (clans) is associated with a specific deity.


Ministry Obstacles

Lack of Christian workers who are well prepared for the task is usually a hindrance as the Gospel goes forth in the world.


Outreach Ideas

The Garoda have a fairly high literacy rate. Printed presentations of the Gospel will be useful, as well as oral presentations. Workers are needed.


Prayer Focus

None of the Garoda have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census. There may possibly be a few hidden Christians. Please pray the Lord will soon send workers to tell these people about his Son, Jesus Christ. Please pray the Garoda community will soon be completely set free from wrong belief and the influence of evil spiritual forces.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Garoda (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Garoda (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 150,000
Population all Countries 163,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Borikar; Deshi; Gara; Garadiga; Garda; Gare; Garg; Garo; Garrudi; Garubar; Garuda; Garudi; Garwadi; Gorg; Gurda; Gurna; Guru; Gurwa; Jadibutiwale; Joshi; Kapadi; Madari; Madukali; Modikar; Pandiya; गरोड़ा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16794
ROP3 Code 112057
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Gujarat
84,000
Rajasthan
62,000
Goa
700
Maharashtra
700
Odisha
300
Karnataka
200
Tamil Nadu
200
Madhya Pradesh
100
Daman and Diu
100
Dadra and Nagar Have
70
Andhra Pradesh
70
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Gujarat 84,000
  Rajasthan 62,000
  Goa 700
  Maharashtra 700
  Odisha 300
  Karnataka 200
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Madhya Pradesh 100
  Daman and Diu 100
  Dadra and Nagar Have 70
  Andhra Pradesh 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (65,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marwari
28,000
Hindi
24,000
Kacchi
3,600
Dhundari
1,100
Mewari
900
Marathi
800
Bagri
500
Shekhawati
400
Kannada
300
Konkani, Goan
300
Telugu
300
Wagdi
200
Punjabi, Eastern
200
Haroti: Harauti
60
Konkani
20
Primary Language Gujarati (65,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marwari 28,000
  Hindi 24,000
  Kacchi 3,600
  Dhundari 1,100
  Mewari 900
  Marathi 800
  Bagri 500
  Shekhawati 400
  Kannada 300
  Konkani, Goan 300
  Telugu 300
  Wagdi 200
  Punjabi, Eastern 200
  Haroti: Harauti 60
  Konkani 20
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2021)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Zume Resources
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.24 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.70 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more