Mirasi (Hindu traditions) in India

The Mirasi (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

They are also called Pakhwaji, because of they play the timbrel. The word Mirasi comes from the Arabic word "miras" which means inheritance. Many sub groups exist among them.


Where Are they Located?

Mirasi people are a caste living in the northern parts of India. Some have migrated to nearby states. Mirasis in Uttar Pradesh are in regions such as Meerut. They are in most parts of Punjab state.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Mirasi people entertain at fairs and sing at weddings. Many are laborers, and farming tenants, and also sell vegetables. The well-educated work in government, serve in the military and do research for genealogies.

They have a caste council to judge in disputes and make sure that the people behave as they should. Mirasi people do not marry outside their group. They speak Magadhi, Urdu, Rajasthani, Punjabi, and Hindi.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Mirasi people can be Muslim, Hindu or Sikh. The Hindus among them have can have a wide variety of beliefs, since there is very little in the way of basic creeds for Hinduism. They can worship no gods or thousands of them, for example.


What Are Their Needs?

One can only imagine the spiritual confusion involved with three major religions within their families and communities. Bible resources exist in Urdu and Hindi, but Mirasi people remain an unreached people group. The need open hearts to hear God's answers to their spiritual problems.


Prayer Points

Pray that Mirasi Hindu people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them to lives devoid of Christ's blessings.
Pray that Mirasi Hindus will see past their respective traditional worship to the futility of it all and experience a growing desire to know the truth of God's Word.
Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among the Mirasi Hindus, leading them to love Him with their whole being.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to anoint Mirasi Hindu families, especially the children and youth, and to raise up a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses of Christ's mercy and love.


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


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mirasi


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-04
People Name General Mirasi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mirasi (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation mee-RAH-see
Population this Country 251,000
Population all Countries 251,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Baisi; Bhand; Dhadhi; Dhadi; Dhagri; Dum; Gathala; Halwe; Hurkiya; Kalawant; Kuchra; Langah; Merasi; Mir; Miralm; Nagarchi; Pakwadji; Pakwaji; Ranwal; Shaikh; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; Simrachhukar; Tasbirdar; मिरसी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17562
ROP3 Code 112988
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 13
Largest States
Punjab
146,000
Haryana
77,000
Chandigarh
12,000
Himachal Pradesh
7,000
Uttarakhand
3,800
Rajasthan
1,500
Ladakh
1,200
Delhi
500
Gujarat
100
Uttar Pradesh
80
Maharashtra
80
Daman and Diu
30
Karnataka
20
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 13
  Punjab 146,000
  Haryana 77,000
  Chandigarh 12,000
  Himachal Pradesh 7,000
  Uttarakhand 3,800
  Rajasthan 1,500
  Ladakh 1,200
  Delhi 500
  Gujarat 100
  Uttar Pradesh 80
  Maharashtra 80
  Daman and Diu 30
  Karnataka 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (111,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
77,000
Haryanvi
10,000
Bagri
4,700
Kangri
2,900
Kumaoni
1,900
Mewari
800
Pahari, Mahasu
600
Chambeali
500
Marwari
400
Bilaspuri
300
Mandeali
300
Bhattiyali
200
Ladakhi
100
Gujarati
100
Pahari, Kullu
60
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (111,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 77,000
  Haryanvi 10,000
  Bagri 4,700
  Kangri 2,900
  Kumaoni 1,900
  Mewari 800
  Pahari, Mahasu 600
  Chambeali 500
  Marwari 400
  Bilaspuri 300
  Mandeali 300
  Bhattiyali 200
  Ladakhi 100
  Gujarati 100
  Pahari, Kullu 60
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2021)
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 DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Zume Resources
General Zume Training
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.21 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.79 %
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more