Sirvi in India

The Sirvi have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

There are many stories behind the origin and the existence of Seervi (Khardia) Rajputs. "Seervi" means partner. This community has shifted its base of work due to wars many times. One school of thought says that the Seervi caste is a warrior race originating from the Rajput community. During the 12th century, there were many fierce battles taking place between them and the King of Girinar. Many lives were lost. The remaining warriors gave up their arms and migrated to Jalore in what is now Rajasthan. They were later called Kharadia Rajputs. After migration, this Rajput community started farming in partnership with local farmers. They had permission from the king to farm, but they had to give his treasury 1/9 of their production. The King settled them in 24 different villages of Jalore, Rajasthan. As time went on these villages morphed into gotras or clans.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Seervis have always been honest and hard-working people. They have gained the respect and help of the surrounding people where they try to establish themselves.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Seervi Rajputs people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. 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 other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins. Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

The Seervi Rajput people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life He offers them in John 10:10.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Sirvi in India.

Pray that the Rajput people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings.Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them.Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among them to begin this decade.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-29
People Name General Sirvi
People Name in Country Sirvi
Population this Country 314,000
Population all Countries 314,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names सिर्वी; Seervi
People ID 18116
ROP3 Code 113621
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 2
Largest States
Rajasthan
249,000
Madhya Pradesh
62,000
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 2
  Rajasthan 249,000
  Madhya Pradesh 62,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (124,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Marwari
108,000
Merwari
44,000
Nimadi
13,000
Dhundari
7,600
Malvi
6,900
Shekhawati
1,800
Gujarati
900
Mewari
600
Haroti: Harauti
70
Primary Language Hindi (124,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Marwari 108,000
  Merwari 44,000
  Nimadi 13,000
  Dhundari 7,600
  Malvi 6,900
  Shekhawati 1,800
  Gujarati 900
  Mewari 600
  Haroti: Harauti 70
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
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 Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Four Spiritual Laws
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.
Photo Source Manohar Seervi 
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


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