Bhaja Puran in India

The Puran Bhaja have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Puran Bhaja are one of the people groups that speaks the Panchapargania language. Panchapargania is basically a regional language spoken near Ranchi, the main city in Jharkhand.


Where Are they Located?

This Hindu people lives in Jharkhand, a state in eastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Since the region they live in consists largely of plains, the land is easy to cultivate. Most Puran Bhaja people have their own land on which they grow rice, vegetables, sugar cane, millet etc. A few of them work for others as laborers. They also make different types of baskets, trays, rope, carpets made of ropes, mats, brooms, etc.

Most Puran Bhaja people live in villages away from towns, where little development of the infrastructure has taken place. Villagers distrust anyone from outside their area, so this will be a challenge to those who take Christ to them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Panchpargania speakers are mainly Hindus by faith. There are several Catholic and Protestant churches in the region. However, the ministries of these churches are not specifically focused on Panchpargania speakers like the Puran Bhaja people. Those who have responded to the Gospel from the region originally belonged to lower castes such as Scheduled Castes and Tribes. Though Christians, they still carry the stigma of being low caste and other communities look down on them, with the Christian faith considered to be the religion of outcastes. Several Christian messages are available in Panchpargania in audio format. However, God's Word in Panchpargania is essential for the Christians to understand and practice their faith properly. It will also be a great tool to communicate the Gospel message to others.


What Are Their Needs?

The Puran Bhaja people need to find their way to the holy family head by God the Father.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Puran Bhaja in India.

* Pray for families of Puran Bhaja believers loving and serving others to grow into a reproducing church movement.
* Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that results in thousands of new Puran Bhaja believers who share their faith with others.
* Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Puran Bhaja society as all believers learn to love others.
* Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God’s love will change the Puran Bhaja people like yeast changes dough.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21221/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17913/IN


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Puran Bhaja
People Name in Country Puran Bhaja
Natural Name Bhaja Puran
World Population 1,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bhaja; Puran Bhanja; पूरण भाजा
People ID 21221
ROP3 Code 118043
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 3
Largest States
Jharkhand
1,000
West Bengal
80
Odisha
40
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 3
  Jharkhand 1,000
  West Bengal 80
  Odisha 40
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Panchpargania (700 speakers)
Language Code tdb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Odia
300
Hindi
100
Primary Language Panchpargania (700 speakers)
Language Code tdb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Odia 300
  Hindi 100
People Groups Speaking Panchpargania

Primary Language:  Panchpargania

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2010-2011)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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 Oral Bible stories in Panchpargania
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panchpargania
General Gospel website in this language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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