Golarana Yadav in India

The Golarana Yadav 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 Yadav peoples claim to be descended from Krishna who is one of the Hindu gods they worship. The traditional occupation of the Yadav people is taking care of dairy cattle. Since cows are viewed as sacred by Hindus, the Yadav have relatively high status in the Hindu caste system.

There are Yadav subgroups all over the Indian continent. Most Golarana live in the west Indian state of Gujarat. The main language of the Golarana is Gujarati. Many of them also speak Hindi. Many Christian resources are available in Gujarati including a newly revised Bible and the JESUS Film. There are few if followers of Christ among the Golarana.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some Golarana Yadav people still care for cattle. Being devout Hindus, they do not eat or sell beef. They sell dairy products. Other Golarana work in agriculture. Some Golarana own the land they farm while others work as tenants. Educated Golarana work in medicine, politics, science and law. The Golarana are a prominent people in the areas where they live.

Wheat, rice, dairy products and vegetables are their staple foods.

The Golarana are endogamous, which means they prefer to have marriage take place within their community. Marriage to one spouse is the norm. They have birth and marriage rituals that are officiated by Brahmins. Upon the death of the father, sons inherit his property. The oldest son takes charge of the home and family. It is the sons’ responsibility to care for elderly relatives. Most Golarana parents encourage their children to attend and graduate from universities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Golarana people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. 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 do. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like 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 Golarana must come to understand that Jesus Christ is not another Hindu god or guru. He alone can forgive their sins and grant them eternal life.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Yadav leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their communities and families to him.

Pray that gospel materials and the websites about Jesus Christ will lead the Golarana to salvation.

Pray for loving workers to go to the Golarana Yadav people and disciple some who will make more disciples.

Pray that the Golarana would read the Gujarati Bible and learn about Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Yadav Golarana in India.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yadav

https://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0B10BMNU


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Yadav Golarana
People Name in Country Yadav Golarana
Natural Name Golarana Yadav
Population this Country 1,000
Population all Countries 1,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names यादव गोलराना
People ID 21297
ROP3 Code 118120
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)
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 1
  Gujarat 1,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (1,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Gujarati (1,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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  (1823-2021)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more