Introduction / History
Majhwar are considered an important tribe. They are also called Manjhi which means "headman of a tribal sub division," and Madhya meaning, "in the center." The Majhwar people probably originated from the Gond, Mundas and Kawar tribes.
Where Are they Located?
Majhwar people are located in the states of Madhya Pradesh, in some regions of Chhattisgath and Uttar Pradesh. A smaller number live in Bangladesh.
What Are Their Lives Like?
Festivals are important in Majhwar culture. Majhwar tribes are involved in agriculture and livestock production, and some are laborers.
What Are Their Beliefs?
Majhwar hold low caste status. They normally marry within their own group but with partners from clans other than their own. They do not allow marriage between people from the same clan.
They are Hindus and worship most of the Hindu gods such as Shiva, Vishnu and Rama, and they also worship their family and tribal gods. They have customs similar to other local groups.
What Are Their Needs?
The Bhainsa clan regard the buffalo as holy. Baghani Majhwars have been named after the tiger. They believe that clan members will not be attacked by tigers, provided they do not cause an offense. Majhwar people observe birth and death rituals.
Majhwar people are an unreached people group who do not know their Creator God who loves them and has made provision for them to live eternally with Him. Who will tell them?
* Scripture Prayers for the Majhwar in Bangladesh.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Majhwar people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit to bring entire Majhwar families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for Majhwar 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 a movement of Majhwar households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.