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Map Source: People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
|Christian Adherents:||0.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Dalit - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
The Garmatang people of India's western state of Gujarat consider themselves to be priests for certain other Dalit communities. Though they have been priests in the past, most of them are now agricultural laborers, wage laborers or petty traders.
They still practice child marriage. Most of the time their marriages are monogamous, and they prefer to marry cross-cousins. They sometimes have a bride price (where the groom's family pays the bride's family) or dowries (where the bride's family pays the groom's family). Under certain circumstances they allow for divorce. Divorced people are allowed to remarry.
These Hindus worship their ancestors, but their principle deity is Ganesh. They also worship Rama, Krishna, Hanumanji, Sitla mat and other Hindu deities as well.
Pray that they will taste and see that the Lord is good in such a powerful way that they will forsake all other gods.
There are many Christian resources in Gujarati, the Garmatang's primary language. Pray for the Garmatang to have easy access to these.
Pray for dreams and visions to open their hearts to the King of kings.
Pray for Garmatang disciples to make more disciples.