Introduction / History Pray for God's kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Hindu Kalwar people in Nepal. Pray for a movement of Hindu Kalwar households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ. Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Hindu Kalwar people.
Where are they located? Most of the Hindu Kalwars live in India's northern states, but some live in Nepal. A smaller number are in Bangladesh.
What are their lives like? Although some of the Kalwars still are in the liquor business, most have taken jobs in agriculture, business, the military, government service, medicine, accounting, education, and engineering. The Kalwar speak the primary languages of the locations where they live including Hindi, Bengali, Maithili, and Nepali.
What are their beliefs? Though there are some Muslims among them, most Kalwar people in Nepal practice Hinduism. Hindus 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 Kalwars in Nepal 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 Kalwar 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 Hindu Kalwar people in Nepal need to have the chance to experience life to the full, which can only come from a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Prayer Points * Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Hindu Kalwar people in Nepal.
* Pray for a movement of Hindu Kalwar households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Hindu Kalwar 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 Hindu Kalwar people.