Thathera people say that they are descended from the Haihay kings which was a very old Hindu dynasty. They moved from Rajasthan in the 1800s and came to live in Rewari, located in the small north Indian state of Haryana. The Thatheras are Rajputs who are divided into 47 clans. A very small number live in Nepal.
Most of the Hindu Thathera people now live in India's states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, but a small number live in Nepal.
The Thatheras earn their living in metal work and selling and repairing of household utensils. Many are farmers. They have a caste council to settle problems such as divorce and property conflicts. They have 47 clans, most of which are only in India.
The Thathera people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India and Nepal. 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 main yearly holidays of the Thathera people are 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.
The Thathera people need the chance to hear that Jesus Christ offers them life to the full if they would give Him their undivided devotion.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Thathera family and community leaders in Nepal to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Thathera people.
Pray that soon the Thathera people will have faith that is more durable than hard metal.
Scripture Prayers for the Thathera (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Thathera (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Thathera (Hindu traditions)|
|Population this Country||700|
|Population all Countries||382,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Dokhra Kamar; Kansar; Kansor; Karmakar; Kasera; Kashera; Kesar; Kesura; Tambera; Tamera; Tamikar; Tamkar; Tamrakar; Tamrkar; Thantura; Thatari; Thater; Thatera; Thathari; Thathayar; Thathera; Thatheri; Thathiar; Thetri; ठठेरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||48 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||7|
|Primary Language||Maithili (400 speakers)|
|Language Code||mai Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Maithili
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|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1986-2010)|
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