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Gandharb (Hindu traditions) in Nepal



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Gandharb (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Gandharb (aka Gandharv) community was often referred to in ancient Sanskrit texts which are sacred to Hindus. They might be one of the landed Jat communities. They have seven clans in their people group. They were once singers and musicians who were employed by nautch girls, who danced to entice men.

Where are they located?
This Hindu people found mainly in the north Indian states of Gujarat, Jharkhand and Bihar. There might be a small number in Nepal as well.

What are their lives like?
Today, some of them are still musicians, but many have fallen into the category of landless farm workers. Most speak either Hindi or Bhojpuri, two common languages in northern India.

What are their beliefs?
The Gandharb people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The Gandharb 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 many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Gandharb people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.

What are their needs?
The Gandharb people need the chance to follow the Lord, who offers them an abundant life. At this time, they are what the famous British missionary statesman, William Carey, called “no choice people.”

Prayer Points
* Pray for God's kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Gandharb people in Nepal.
* Pray for a movement of Gandharb households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Gandharb people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Gandharb people.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16811/NP
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16811/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandharv

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:100
Largest Provinces:
Janakpur (80)Sagarmatha (50)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gandharb (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Gandharb (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
GandharbGandharp
GandharvGandhrap
GandhravGandhraw
गंधर्ब (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112075
Joshua Project People ID: 16811
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 100
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Gandharb (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
1986-2010Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoGood News
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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