Sarera (Hindu traditions) in India

The Sarera (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 term sarera means scutching cotton, which was their traditional occupation. "Scutching" refers to removing impurities such as seeds from raw cotton. This community is divided between those who follow Hinduism and those who follow Sikhism.


Where Are they Located?

The Hindu Sarera people live in the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Sarera people, be they Sikh or Hindu, work as agricultural laborers, in road construction, and in small factories. They have low status in Indian society.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hindu Sarera worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Sarera people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

The Sarera people need the chance to become part of God’s family through a submitted relationship with Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Sarera (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray for the Sarera culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Sarera family and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Sarera people.
* Pray that soon the Sarera people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the Savior.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18167/IN


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sarera (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sarera (Hindu traditions)
World Population 31,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Sadra; Sarara; Sarde; Sareha; Sarehde; Sarehra; Sarera; Sarrahra; Sorehra; Surehra; सारेरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18031
ROP3 Code 113526
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 6
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh
13,000
Punjab
13,000
Maharashtra
3,900
Gujarat
400
Haryana
70
Chandigarh
70
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 6
  Himachal Pradesh 13,000
  Punjab 13,000
  Maharashtra 3,900
  Gujarat 400
  Haryana 70
  Chandigarh 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (14,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Hindi
6,900
Kangri
6,500
Marathi
3,600
Bilaspuri
400
Chambeali
300
Bhattiyali
100
Gujarati
60
Mandeali
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (14,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 6,900
  Kangri 6,500
  Marathi 3,600
  Bilaspuri 400
  Chambeali 300
  Bhattiyali 100
  Gujarati 60
  Mandeali 10
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  (1818-2017)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.16 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.35 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.35 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.13 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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