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Garoda (Hindu traditions) in India

Garoda (Hindu traditions)

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150,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.05 % Unknown   

Garoda (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Traditionally, the Garoda are priests to the Vankar, Chamar, Khalpa, Nadia, Turi, Tirgar, and Shenva communities, who also engage them as astrologers.

What are their lives like?
Their women mainly do household work. The earlier practice of child marriage has been replaced by adult marriage.

The Garoda are strictly vegetarian, and their staple cereals are wheat and bajra. They have territorial subgroups, which are also marriage circles and marriages are to occur only within these marriage circles. Common surnames include Srimali, Sharma, Gandhi, Pandiya, Srigaur, Purani, etc.

What are their beliefs?
Each of the Garoda gotras (clans) is associated with a specific Hindu deity.

What are their needs?
Lack of Christian workers who are well prepared for the task is usually a hindrance as the gospel goes forth in the world.

The Garoda have a fairly high literacy rate. Printed presentations of gospel materials will be useful, as well as oral presentations. Workers are needed.

Prayer Points
Please pray the Lord will soon send loving loving workers to tell these people about his son, Jesus Christ.

Please pray the Garoda community will soon be completely set free from the influence of evil spiritual forces and committed to the ways of Jesus Christ.

Pray for Garoda disciples to make more disciples.

Pray for their families and villages to be blessed by the Lord of lords.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:150,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (84,000)Rajasthan (62,000)
Goa (700)Maharashtra (700)
Odisha (300)Karnataka (200)
Tamil Nadu (200)Madhya Pradesh (100)
Daman and Diu (100)Dadra and Nagar Haveli (70)
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People Name in Country: Garoda (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Garoda (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112057
Joshua Project People ID: 16794
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 150,000
Population all Countries: 163,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Garoda (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gujarati (65,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (28,000)Hindi (24,000)
Kacchi (3,600)Dhundari (1,100)
Mewari (900)Marathi (800)
Bagri (500)Shekhawati (400)
Kannada (300)Konkani, Goan (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 16
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.24 % 
Christianity0.05 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.70 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1823-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
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Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
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GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
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