Per old Indian mythology the Kumhar are offspring of Lord Braham (Prajapati). This is why in some places in India the Kumhar use Pajapati / Prajapat as a surname according to the Indian caste system. Ancient Indian culture cannot be understood without acknowledging the Kumhar.
The Maru are one of the Kumhar subgroups. Maru is a surname that distinguishes not only this Kumhar people, but also members of other communities like the Rajputs.
The Maru Kumhar people live mainly in Gujarat, a state in western India.
Historically the name Kumhar means “a maker of pots” or “one who creates,” and the Kumhar are indeed known for their beautiful pottery and their hard work. Pottery-making has such a history in the Kumhar culture that they claim to have invented the pottery wheel. Even so, it is a difficult tradition to maintain, as the demand for earthenware vessels decreases. However, in addition to pottery, they also make statues of folk deities, famous people, and animals, which have a growing market in India’s urban centers.
The Maru Kumhar are Hindu and pray to the Lord Shiva, Goddess Mother (Mata) and other deities.
Like other people groups, these Hindus need a personal relationship with Jesus Christ to live abundant lives.
* Scripture Prayers for the Maru Kumhar in India.
* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Maru Kumhar people for Jesus and that in God’s sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Maru Kumhar families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Maru Kumhar people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Maru Kumhar people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Maru Kumhar|
|People Name in Country||Maru Kumhar|
|Population this Country||3,500|
|Population all Countries||3,500|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Maru Darbar; Raj Maru; मारू कुम्हार|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Gujarati
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1820-1985)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Gujarati|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||Father's Love Letter|