Lakhera in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The Lakhera are said to originate 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. However, at present they are engaged in many other vocations as well. Some of the people worship lord Shiva, while others worship lord Vishnu. Others are involved in ancestor worship. Circling the sacred fire seven times is the most important marriage ritual. They sometimes worship tools they use in their trades. They traditionally exchange food and water with neighboring communities except the Churha, Chamar, Balmiki and Dhanak, which they consider below themselves in social rank.


Ministry Obstacles

There has been strong resistance to the Gospel in some areas of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, the states where most Lakhera reside.


Outreach Ideas

There are followers of Jesus within other people groups not terribly distant from the Lakhera people. Pray that some will be given a desire to tell the Lakhera community about the savior, Jesus Christ. Pray for the resources they will need, and for a welcome from the Lakhera.


Prayer Focus

There are no known followers of Jesus among the Lakhera, although there is the possibility of a few secret believers. Pray for any secret believers, that they will be nurtured and protected by the Lord's Spirit. Pray they will be able to fellowship together. Please pray the Lord will send workers to the Lakhera who will be able to tell them accurately of the creator God and his son, Jesus the Messiah. Pray they will be given understanding and faith to believe.


Scripture Prayers for the Lakhera in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lakhera
People Name in Country Lakhera
Population this Country 224,000
Population all Countries 226,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Chhan; Churigar; Churihar; Churihara; Churiwala; Kachera; Kanihar; Lahari; Lakhara; Lakhari; Lakheri; Lakhpati; Lakhwara; Lakshkar; Laktar; Maniar; Maniara; Manihar; Manyar; Paniar; Panihae; Panihar; Shishgar; लखेरा
People ID 17445
ROP3 Code 112850
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 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh
74,000
Uttar Pradesh
49,000
Haryana
41,000
Delhi
36,000
Bihar
8,900
Rajasthan
4,700
Punjab
4,200
Gujarat
2,400
Maharashtra
1,400
Chhattisgarh
600
Himachal Pradesh
600
Odisha
500
Jharkhand
200
Chandigarh
200
Karnataka
30
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 17
  Madhya Pradesh 74,000
  Uttar Pradesh 49,000
  Haryana 41,000
  Delhi 36,000
  Bihar 8,900
  Rajasthan 4,700
  Punjab 4,200
  Gujarat 2,400
  Maharashtra 1,400
  Chhattisgarh 600
  Himachal Pradesh 600
  Odisha 500
  Jharkhand 200
  Chandigarh 200
  Karnataka 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (153,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
10,000
Haryanvi
5,500
Punjabi, Eastern
5,300
Marwari
4,800
Bundeli
3,500
Gujarati
1,800
Malvi
1,600
Mewari
700
Bagri
600
Dhundari
600
Maithili
500
Bagheli
300
Awadhi
300
Odia
300
Kanauji
200
Primary Language Hindi (153,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 10,000
  Haryanvi 5,500
  Punjabi, Eastern 5,300
  Marwari 4,800
  Bundeli 3,500
  Gujarati 1,800
  Malvi 1,600
  Mewari 700
  Bagri 600
  Dhundari 600
  Maithili 500
  Bagheli 300
  Awadhi 300
  Odia 300
  Kanauji 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
99.86 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.14 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more