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Sikligar (Sikh traditions) of India

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Prayer Month: August 2010
Focus: South Asia, Buddhists and Other Small
Country: India
People Name: Sikligar (Sikh traditions)
Population: 35,000
World Population: 35,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Progress Status: 1.0
% Adherents : 0.00 %
% Evangelical: 0.00 %
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Sikligar (Sikh traditions) of India

Introduction / History
History can be cruel! There was a time when the Sikligar Sikhs were extremely successful as weapon designers and manufacturers. They are traditionally known as Lohars (ironsmiths or blacksmiths) and once ruled the weapon making industry with their elaborate swords, spears, shields, and arrows. What is known as Damascus steel, used in forming some of the best swords known to man, was manufactured by Indian Lohars and shipped off to other parts of the world.

The advent of contemporary weaponry hit their economy and lifestyle very hard. They spend most of their time roaming about in small groups, selling small handmade wares such as knives, buckets, toys, and betelnut cutters. They are illiterate and do not own land. Today, most Sikligars are very poor and some are dependent on others' aid.

What are their beliefs?
They show their devotion to Sikhism by their dress and social customs. For example, they put their newborn children through a special dedication ceremony with relatives and friends gathered. They are some of the most seriously dedicated Sikhs despite the fact that they are routinely despised and overlooked in the provision of aid that is given to other poor classes. Sikligars are said to be some of the happiest, most positive-minded Sikhs.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Church will not also overlook the Sikligar Sikhs.
* Pray that their physical, as well as spiritual poverty would be broken.

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