Dharhi (Hindu traditions) in India

The Dharhi (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

Though the primary religion practiced by the Dharhi is Islam, there are also Hindus in the greater Dharhi community. Whenever there is a religious divide, the community divides itself by religious affiliation. Like many people groups in India, the Dharhi were once all Hindu until Muslim invaders took their religion into this part of South Asia. Today about 60-65 percent are Muslim, and the rest are Hindu.


Where Are they Located?

Both Hindu and Muslim Dharhi people live mainly in Uttar Pradesh, India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

While they maintain their traditions of singing in their villages, many are day-laborers. The Hindu Dharhi people live among many other castes within these villages. Special councils look after the interests of the various communities and deal with social infractions.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Hindus among them 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 Dharhi 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 Dharhi people, be they Muslim or Hindu, need to understand that it is by grace they are saved, not by works that no one can boast. They need to be submitted to the King of kings in order to have the abundant life Jesus offers His followers.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Dharhi culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Hindu Dharhi family and community leaders 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 Dharhi people.
Pray that soon the Dharhi people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the Savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Dharhi (Hindu traditions) in India.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/dharhi-people/
wikivisually.com/wiki/Dharhi
peoplegroups.org/Explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=41848


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Dharhi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Dharhi (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 30,000
Population all Countries 30,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Pawaria; धरही (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16702
ROP3 Code 111933
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)
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 1
  Uttar Pradesh 29,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (18,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
6,600
Primary Language Hindi (18,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 6,600
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  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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Amazon
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National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
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 Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more