Maru Kumhar in India

The Maru Kumhar have only been reported in India
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

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.


Where Are they Located?

The Maru Kumhar people live mainly in Gujarat, a state in western India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Maru Kumhar are Hindu and pray to the Lord Shiva, Goddess Mother (Mata) and other deities.


What Are Their Needs?

Like other people groups, these Hindus need a personal relationship with Jesus Christ to live abundant lives.


Prayer Points

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Maru Kumhar in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maru_(surname)
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=307232709302267&id=307214379304100
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17316/IN
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2019/05/18
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2013/08/13


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Maru Kumhar
People Name in Country Maru Kumhar
Pronunciation MAH-roo koom-HAR
Population this Country 4,200
Population all Countries 4,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Maru Darbar; Raj Maru; मारू कुम्हार
People ID 17213
ROP3 Code 112579
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 3
Largest States
Gujarat
3,000
Maharashtra
1,000
Daman and Diu
100
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 3
  Gujarat 3,000
  Maharashtra 1,000
  Daman and Diu 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (4,200 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Gujarati (4,200 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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
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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 Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more