Laheri (Hindu traditions) in India

The Laheri (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The word lakhera means worker. The Lakheras are one of the Rajput subgroups. They believe they originated from lord Shiva who created them to prepare bangles (bracelets, etc. ) for his wife, Parvati. The Lakhera have traditionally been workers in glass, creating bracelets and similar items for sale. The Lakhera also live in the south and east of Uttar Pradesh, in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar and the Punjab.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of them make and sell bangles. Some of them own shops. They live in multi caste villages and have their own places. They traditionally exchange food and water with neighboring communities except the Churha, Chamar, Balmiki, and Dhanak, whom they consider below themselves in social rank. Their customs are similar to other north Indian Hindus. They have get-togethers to help people understand their community. The Lakhera are endogamous. This means they prefer marriages to take place within their group.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Lakhera are Hindus. Some of the people worship lord Shiva, while others worship lord Vishnu. Their main goddess is Sati Mata and Rupji Maharaj. Others are involved in ancestor worship. Circling the sacred fire seven times is their most important marriage ritual. They sometimes worship tools they use in their trades.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to accept and embrace the spiritual and social blessings that only a transformed life can offer. A relationship with Jesus Christ would provide them with life to the full.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual openness and hunger for truth. Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading their community leaders to the Lord. Pray for God to thrust out workers to the Lakhera Rajputs. Pray that gospel materials will lead them to starting their own disciple making movement.


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


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Laheri (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Laheri (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 90,000
Population all Countries 90,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Lahar; Lakhavara; ल़हेरी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17353
ROP3 Code 112739
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 on file 4
Largest States
Bihar
80,000
Jharkhand
6,200
Odisha
3,400
Gujarat
100
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 4
  Bihar 80,000
  Jharkhand 6,200
  Odisha 3,400
  Gujarat 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (42,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
18,000
Maithili
8,800
Bengali
3,900
Odia
2,700
Magahi
800
Chhattisgarhi
200
Primary Language Hindi (42,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 18,000
  Maithili 8,800
  Bengali 3,900
  Odia 2,700
  Magahi 800
  Chhattisgarhi 200
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
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
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