Bhabra (Jain traditions) in India

The Bhabra (Jain traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

Traditionally the Bhabra people have been merchants and businessmen.


Where Are they Located?

Bhabra people live in India's northwestern states of Punjab and Rajasthan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bhabra community is largely engaged in trade and business. Most are successful businessmen which gives them high status in India. A small number live the life of a Jain ascetic. Jains are usually held in high honor by the Hindu majority.


As Jains, the Bhabra people don't understand that there is definite truth, and Jesus Christ is the truth who can set them free from religion and works righteousness.
What Are Their Beliefs?

Though some of these people adhere to other religions including Islam and Sikhism, most of them in India are Jains. Jainism was originally a reform movement within Hinduism. They trace their history through 24 saviors and teachers. They believe in non-violence, which has resulted in many adhering to a vegetarian diet. Their belief in a many-sided reality means that truth is too complex to adequately communicate. They believe in non-attachment to material goods, which has led many of them into a life of ascetism. They believe that attachments to material things leads to violence. Ironically, Jains can be among India's richest people, while others (the monks and nuns) lead lives without any property, even clothes.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bhabra people need to understand that there is truth, and Jesus Christ is the Truth who can set them free from religion.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give Jain Bhabra people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Bhabra families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Bhabra families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Bhabra family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhabra (Jain traditions) in India.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17002/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhabra
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Jainism
http://www.religionfacts.com/jainism


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bhabra (Jain traditions)
People Name in Country Bhabra (Jain traditions)
Pronunciation bah-BRAH
Alternate Names भबरा (जैन ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 38,000
Population all Countries 38,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17002
ROP3 Code 112319
ROP25 Code 301117
ROP25 Name Bhabra
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Delhi
26,000
Punjab
6,100
Rajasthan
3,600
Haryana
800
Chandigarh
400
Himachal Pradesh
50
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Delhi 26,000
  Punjab 6,100
  Rajasthan 3,600
  Haryana 800
  Chandigarh 400
  Himachal Pradesh 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (16,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Hindi
12,000
Marwari (India)
2,300
Haryanvi
200
Mewari
60
Shekhawati
60
Dhundari
20
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (16,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 12,000
  Marwari (India) 2,300
  Haryanvi 200
  Mewari 60
  Shekhawati 60
  Dhundari 20
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959-2021)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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