Javeri in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Javeri
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,500
World Population: 2,500
Primary Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Javeri people were jewelers.

Where Are they Located?

The Hindu Javeri people live in the western states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Today these Hindus are associated with the wealthy Bania castes. Some are still jewelers, but others are businessmen, judges, actors, poets, writers, etc. They tend to hold positions that bring them prestige.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Javeri 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 main yearly holidays of the Javeri 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.

What Are Their Needs?

The Javeri people need to accept the essential help from the Lord that all peoples, tribes and nations also need.

Prayer Points

Pray for networks of believing families and fellowships that will throw the doors open for others to follow Jesus.
Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Javeri people with his presence and mercy.
Pray for believers among the Javeris to disciple others who will disciple still others.
Pray for Bible believing fellowships and churches among the Javeri people.

Text Source:   Keith Carey