The Pannadi are a subcaste of the Devendrakula community. Traditionally they were farmers.
The Pannadi people live in Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Kerala states.
Though some are still farmers, many have moved on to be employed by the Indian government or private businesses.
They have their own community headmen and panchayats to settle their disputes. The headman is a hereditary position, so sons take that position when the father dies.
The Pannadi people practice Hinduism, the religion that describes all the spiritual beliefs in South Asia before the invasions of Muslims or the British. Like other Hindus, the Pannadis worship the gods they believe will provide them with benefits. They do not have a personal relationship with their gods in the same way a Christian or a Jew relates to Yahweh.
The Pannadi people need hearts that are open to the spiritual transformation that only the Holy Spirit can provide. There are many believers in Tamil Nadu and Kerala that can introduce them to the savior.
* Scripture Prayers for the Pannadi in India.
* Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Pannadi people.
* Pray for a movement of Pannadi households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Pannadi people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Pannadi people.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Pannadi|
|People Name in Country||Pannadi|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Devendrakuattan; Devendrakulattan; Pallan; Pannaidi; Pannaindi; Panniyar; Pannora; पन्नादी|
|Affinity Bloc||South Asian Peoples|
|People Cluster||South Asia Dalit - other|
|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||Tamil (6,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||tam Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Tamil
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1715-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Father's Love Letter|
|Audio Recordings||General Ministry Resources|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Finding Peace|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Tamil|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|