Gardi (Hindu traditions) in India

The Gardi (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Gardi people of Jammu and Kashmir are a community of professional musicians. On the surface, they appear to be like the better known Jogis, but the latter sing in Hindu places of worship, whereas the Gardis sing at both religious and social functions.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They make their own musical instruments of one or two strings. The men sing folk songs that may be romantic or religious in nature. They also do public narrations of folk tales about royals or some martial race in their region. They speak Dogri, one of the main languages in their part of northern India.

The Gardi people are branching out into other forms of work such as day labor, animal husbandry, petty business, and government service. In the last couple of decades many Gardi people have acquired land for farming. They prefer modern medical care, but if it's not available in their region, they fall back on traditional medicine. They now have access to clean water, electricity and post offices.

Gardi girls get married on the average at age 18, and their boys marry at about 22. Most of them have monogamous marriages. Their weddings are solemnized at the bride's residence and the nuptial ceremony is performed at the groom's home. In addition to their domestic duties, Gardi women often work outside the home whether they work in a rural or an urban setting.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This is a Hindu people who primarily worship the god Arud because his melodious voice, and because he escorted the powerful Rama during his search for the goddess Sita.


What Are Their Needs?

The Gardi people need to give Jesus Christ their full devotion.


Prayer Points

Pray that they will give Jesus their all, so that they will be blessed beyond what they can ever imagine.

Pray God will have mercy on the Gardi, doing whatever it takes to place them in a position to receive him.

Ask God to open the hearts of the Gardi to the gospel.

Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among them.


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


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2017/09/22


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-09-22
People Name General Gardi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Gardi (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 6,300
Population all Countries 6,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Gardhi; गार्दी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16922
ROP3 Code 112220
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 6
Largest States
Jammu and Kashmir
5,400
Punjab
600
Chandigarh
70
Himachal Pradesh
70
Delhi
50
Uttarakhand
10
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 6
  Jammu and Kashmir 5,400
  Punjab 600
  Chandigarh 70
  Himachal Pradesh 70
  Delhi 50
  Uttarakhand 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Dogri (2,900 speakers)
Language Code dgo   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Hindi
1,200
Kashmiri
900
Punjabi, Eastern
300
Garhwali Bhadrawahi
Primary Language Dogri (2,900 speakers)
Language Code dgo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 1,200
  Kashmiri 900
  Punjabi, Eastern 300
  Garhwali 10
  Bhadrawahi 0
People Groups Speaking Dogri

Primary Language:  Dogri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1883-1971)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1826-2021)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dogri Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store Operation Agape
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Dogri YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India) Operation Agape
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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.
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