Khadura in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Khadura
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 20,000
World Population: 20,000
Primary Language: Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Khadura people live in Odisha. They speak, read and write in Oriya.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Khadura are metal workers although some do other kinds of work such as farming. There are landowners among them while others are landless. Monogamy is common among them. Widows are not allowed to marry again. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new family head.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khadura 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 or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

What Are Their Needs?

The Khadura people need to experience the abundant blessings of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points

Pray that God draws them into a Christ-ward movement this decade. Pray for workers and intercessors to go to them. Pray for a willingness to accept Christ at His word.

Text Source:   Keith Carey