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Sarera (Hindu traditions) in India



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31,000 Punjabi, Eastern Hinduism 0.35 % Unknown   

Sarera (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The term sarera means scutching cotton, which was their traditional occupation. "Scutching" refers to removing impurities such as seeds from raw cotton. This community is divided between those who follow Hinduism and those who follow Sikhism.

Where are they located?
The Hindu Sarera people live in the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh.

What are their lives like?
Sarera people, be they Sikh or Hindu, work as agricultural laborers, in road construction, and in small factories. They have low status in Indian society.

What are their beliefs?
Hindu Sarera 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. They 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 Sarera 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 Sarera people need the chance to become part of God's family through a submitted relationship with Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Sarera culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Sarera family and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Sarera people.
* Pray that soon the Sarera people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the Savior.

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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:31,000
Largest States:
Himachal Pradesh (14,000)Punjab (13,000)
Maharashtra (3,900)Gujarat (400)
Haryana (80)Chandigarh (70)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sarera (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Sarera (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
SadraSarara
SardeSareha
SarehdeSarehra
SareraSarrahra
SorehraSurehra
सारेरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113526
Joshua Project People ID: 18031
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 31,000
Population all Countries: 31,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Sarera (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (14,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (6,900)Kangri (6,500)
Marathi (3,600)Bilaspuri (400)
Chambeali (300)Bhattiyali (100)
Gujarati (60)Mandeali (Unknown)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.16 % 
Christianity0.35 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.35 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.13 % 
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:
1815-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2017
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSatsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWho Can Help You?
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed MatterDownload scripture in this language
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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