The Ghandharv are Hindus. In Uttarh Pradesh they speak Bhojpuri and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as their staple cereals. They are mostly monogamous. There are birth and marriage rituals among them. The dead are cremated. Dancing is an important part of their experience. Some work in cultivation.
In Bihar, the Gandharv can marry again if divorced. On the death of the father, sons and unmarried daughters inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. Some are laborers and some office workers. They have a community council to look after them and settle disputes. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. Most do not own land.
In Gujarat, the Gandharv are vegetarians. Sons inherit the property. They have land. Many of them are literate.
* Scripture Prayers for the Gandharb (Hindu traditions) in India.
* Pray that council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings and other materials lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Gandharb (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Gandharb (Hindu traditions)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Gandharb; Gandharp; Gandharv; Gandhrap; Gandhrav; Gandhraw; गंधर्ब (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Affinity Bloc||South Asian Peoples|
|People Cluster||South Asia Hindu - other|
|People Group||Gandharb (Hindu traditions)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Bhojpuri (4,400 speakers)|
|Language Code||bho Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Bhojpuri
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1998-2006)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Bhojpuri|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|