Pambada in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Pambada
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 4,400
World Population: 4,400
Primary Language: Telugu
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 Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Panbada people have low status in the Hindu world.

Where Are they Located?

The Palbada community lives on the coastal regions of southern India as well as some inland regions.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Panbada people live in a world of caste conflict and vindictive spirits.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Pambada people practice Hinduism, blended with traditional religion based on the appeasement and worship of spirits. They differentiate between gods (Hinduism) and the local spirits. The gods rule the entire nation, and they can be appeased if offended, whereas the local spirits are likely to strike one dead. Therefore, they take great care to be at peace with the local spirits, especially Rahu Guliga, a spirit that demands the sacrifice of chickens in a brutal ritual.

What Are Their Needs?

The Pambada people need to find their way to the God who gave them life and demands that they worship Him alone.

Prayer Points

Pray that the sheer wonder of knowing Jesus and the impact He has on their lives and the joy He brings spur believers to share Christ with the Pambada people.
Pray the hearts of the Pambada people would be stirred by a sovereign work of the Holy Spirit readying them for the time when they hear the gospel message being shared with them.
Pray they will experience dreams and visions of Jesus leading them into a saving relationship with Him.
Pray for an unstoppable disciple-making movement among the Pambada people.

Text Source:   Keith Carey