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Bhabra (Jain traditions) in India

Bhabra (Jain traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
37,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bhabra (Jain traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Traditionally the Bhabra people have been merchants and businessmen.

Where are they located?
Bhabra people live in India's northwestern states of Punjab and Rajasthan.

What are their lives like?
The Bhabra community is largely engaged in trade and business. Most are successful businessmen which gives them high status in India. A small number live the life of a Jain ascetic. Jains are usually held in high honor by the Hindu majority.

What are their beliefs?
Though some of these people adhere to other religions including Islam and Sikhism, most of them in India are Jains. Jainism was originally a reform movement within Hinduism. They trace their history through 24 saviors and teachers. They believe in non-violence, which has resulted in many adhering to a vegetarian diet. Their belief in a many-sided reality means that truth is too complex to adequately communicate. They believe in non-attachment to material goods, which has led many of them into a life of ascetism. They believe that attachments to material things leads to violence. Ironically, Jains can be among India's richest people, while others (the monks and nuns) lead lives without any property, even clothes.

What are their needs?
The Bhabra people need to understand that there is truth, and Jesus Christ is the Truth who can set them free from religion.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give Jain Bhabra people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Bhabra families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Bhabra families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Bhabra family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-04-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-04-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-11
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:37,000
Largest States:
Delhi (26,000)Punjab (6,000)
Rajasthan (3,500)Haryana (800)
Chandigarh (400)Himachal Pradesh (50)
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People Name in Country: Bhabra (Jain traditions)
People Name General: Bhabra (Jain traditions)
Alternate People Names:
भबरा (जैन ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112319
Joshua Project People ID: 17002
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 37,000
Population all Countries: 37,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia - other
People Name General: Bhabra (Jain traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (16,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (12,000)Marwari (2,300)
Haryanvi (200)Mewari (60)
Shekhawati (60)Dhundari (20)
Total Languages: 7
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small100.00 % 
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: 1818-1954
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1959-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoSatsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWho Can Help You?
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterDownload scripture in this language
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Bhabra (Jain traditions) in India

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