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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 Hindu - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
The Khadura people live in Odisha. They speak, read and write in Oriya.
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.
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.
The Khadura people need to experience the abundant blessings of Jesus Christ.
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.