Introduction / History The Bharabhunja of India have 'frying pan' as the meaning of their name. Selling parched grain is their traditional work. They are mainly Hindus but there are Sikhs in the Punjab and Delhi and also Muslims in Delhi. Property goes to the sons on the death of the father with the oldest son taking charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are usually cremated.
In Haryana the Bharbhunja speak Punjabi and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are vegetarians and eat wheat. Some of them are in business and others breed animals. They use modern medicine and family planning.
In the Punjab, they are not vegetarians and they speak Mewar and Hindi. In Maharashtra many are landless. In Madhya Pradesh and Chandigarh it is similar in general.
In Gujarat they speak Gujarati. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. On the death of the father while most property goes to the sons, a percentage of the property goes to the widows.
Prayer Points * Pray that God gives the Bharabhunja dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to salvation too.
References Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999