Kadia (Hindu traditions) in India

Kadia (Hindu traditions)
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Kadia (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 179,000
World Population: 179,000
Primary Language: Kannada
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Kadia means masonry, and that has been the traditional role of this community. The Kadia people live in the western states of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. They speak, read and write in Gujarati or Kannada.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of them do masonry work and agriculture. They have caste councils to look after their interests. They don't allow for cousin marriages, but they do allow for divorce. They are monogamous, meaning that marriage is between one man and one woman. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of family matters.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus who worship their ancestors. Some are Muslim. The Hindus Kadias have a lifestyle similar to the Muslims in many ways, though they differ in religious practices.

What Are Their Needs?

The Kadia people need to put all their faith in Jesus Christ, the one who came to give abundant life to all who call on His name.

Prayer Points

Pray that God will give the Kadia dreams and visions leading them to begin a movement to Christ. Pray that the Kadia caste councils will put their faith in the Lord and encourage others to do the same. Pray for faithful intercessors and workers.

Text Source:   Keith Carey