Thathera (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


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

Introduction / History

Thathera people say that they are descended from the Haihay kings which was a very old Hindu dynasty. They moved from Rajasthan in the 1800s and came to live in Rewari, located in the small north Indian state of Haryana. The Thatheras are Rajputs who are divided into 47 clans. A very small number live in Nepal.


Where Are they Located?

Most of the Hindu Thathera people now live in India’s states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, but a small number live in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Thatheras earn their living in metal work and selling and repairing of household utensils. Many are farmers. They have a caste council to settle problems such as divorce and property conflicts. They have 47 clans, most of which are only in India.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Thathera people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India and Nepal. They 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 Thathera 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 Thathera people need the chance to hear that Jesus Christ offers them life to the full if they would give Him their undivided devotion.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Thathera (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Thathera family and community leaders in Nepal 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 Thathera people.
* Pray that soon the Thathera people will have faith that is more durable than hard metal.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18241/NP
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18241/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thathera


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Thathera (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Thathera (Hindu traditions)
World Population 321,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Dokhra Kamar; Kansar; Kansor; Karmakar; Kasera; Kashera; Kesar; Kesura; Tambera; Tamera; Tamikar; Tamkar; Tamrakar; Tamrkar; Thantura; Thatari; Thater; Thatera; Thathari; Thathayar; Thathera; Thatheri; Thathiar; Thetri; ठठेरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18241
ROP3 Code 113772
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Janakpur
200
Kosi
200
Lumbini
100
Bagmati
50
Sagarmatha
40
Seti
30
Bheri
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Janakpur 200
  Kosi 200
  Lumbini 100
  Bagmati 50
  Sagarmatha 40
  Seti 30
  Bheri 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (400 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
100
Awadhi
100
Primary Language Maithili (400 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 100
  Awadhi 100
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1986-2010)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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 Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good News
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
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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