Tirgar (Hindu traditions) in India

The Tirgar (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The name Tirgar is a combination of two words, which combined mean “arrow maker.” Traditionally they made arrows for kings, and they claim Rajput (a military community) status. Others claim that they migrated to western India to produce arrows for the Rajputs. There are 20 Tirgar clans.


Where Are they Located?

Hindu Tirgar people live mainly in Rajasthan and Gujarat, though a smaller number live in southern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most members of the Tirgar community are Hindu, but there is a smaller Muslim community among them as well. Once some people turn to another religion, they forfeit their ties with the original Hindu community.

Now that there is no longer a market for arrows, the Tirgar people are mainly wage laborers on other people’s farms.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Tirgar people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. 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 Tirgar 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 Tirgar people, be they Hindu or Muslim, need to put their faith in Jesus Christ, the only one who can bless them with abundant life and eternal salvation from sin and death.


Prayer Points

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

* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Hindu Tirgar people in India.
* Pray for a movement of Tirgar households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive Hindu Tirgar 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 Tirgar people in India.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17694/PK
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18256/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tirgar
https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Tirgar


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Tirgar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Tirgar (Hindu traditions)
World Population 15,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Agni Vanni; Kamangar; Tirbanda; Tirbonda; Tirgala; तिरगार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18256
ROP3 Code 113790
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
Gujarat
8,500
Rajasthan
5,200
Madhya Pradesh
800
Tamil Nadu
100
Karnataka
70
Maharashtra
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
  Gujarat 8,500
  Rajasthan 5,200
  Madhya Pradesh 800
  Tamil Nadu 100
  Karnataka 70
  Maharashtra 70
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Gujarati (8,500 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
3,600
Marwari
1,900
Mewari
700
Kannada
200
Marathi
80
Tamil
40
Haroti: Harauti
30
Primary Language Gujarati (8,500 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 3,600
  Marwari 1,900
  Mewari 700
  Kannada 200
  Marathi 80
  Tamil 40
  Haroti: Harauti 30
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
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 Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.93 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.05 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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