Shorgar (Hindu traditions) in India

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

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Shorgar people manufactured fireworks. Their Muslim ancestors came from Afghanistan and made fireworks for celebrations in Jaipur and other parts of northwestern India. Today they can be either Muslim or Hindu.


Where Are they Located?

The Hindu Shorgar people live in India’s Punjab state.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Traditionally their trade was making firecrackers, but now they are in need of a different vocation due to competition.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though there are Muslims among them, some Shorgar people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The Shorgar people are especially fond of Diwali, a festival where Hindus blow off firecrackers all night. It’s very good for business!


What Are Their Needs?

The Hindu Shorgar people need training in another vocation that will help them support their families.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Shorgar (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Shorgar 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 Shorgar families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Shorgar people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Shorgar 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.


References

https://upg.io/people_groups/17679/IN
https://upg.io/people_groups/17679/PK
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Shorgar-fireworks-a-thing-of-the-past/articleshow/44864815.cms
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Shorgar-fireworks


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Shorgar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Shorgar (Hindu traditions)
World Population 1,800
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 Katayar; Shoragar; Shorgir; Shoro; Sodo; शोरगर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18094
ROP3 Code 113596
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
Punjab
1,400
Haryana
200
Chandigarh
100
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
  Punjab 1,400
  Haryana 200
  Chandigarh 100
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (1,400 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi
300
Haryanvi
90
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (1,400 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 300
  Haryanvi 90
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  (1818-2017)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
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.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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