Bharatha people live mainly on the western coast of Sri Lanka. In time past they were known to be a seafaring people—pearl divers and fishermen.
They are still known to be pearl divers and fishermen. Their lives center around the tenets of the Hindu religion that dominates their lives in every respect.
Bharathar people in Sri Lanka 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. Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods hoping to gain protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.
Bharatha people in Sri Lanka have practical and educational needs. Bible written, audio, visual resources exist in their Tamil language, yet they remain unreached. Who will tell them?
* Scripture Prayers for the Bharathar (Hindu traditions) in Sri Lanka.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will prepare Bharatha people in Sri Lanka for the time when He will be fully revealed to them. Pray that existing Tamil Bible resources will soon be available to them. Pray that they will be spiritually open.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Bharathar (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Bharathar (Hindu traditions)|
|Population this Country||400|
|Population all Countries||12,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Bharatesh; Bharathari; Bhartap; Bhartar Christian; Bharthari; Chavalakkaran; Latin Catholic; Padaiachy; Padaichi; Paravan; Sarangi Bharthari; भरतार|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Language Code||tam Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Tamil
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1715-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)|
|Audio Recordings||Father's Love Letter|
|Audio Recordings||General Ministry Resources|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Finding Peace|
|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 Tamil|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources|
|General||Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)|
|General||Gospel website in this language|