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Shorgar (Hindu traditions) in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,100 Punjabi, Eastern Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Shorgar (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Traditionally the Shorgar people manufactured fireworks. Their Muslim ancestors came from Afghanistan and made fireworks for celebrations in Jaipur and other parts of northwestern India. Today they can be either Muslim or Hindu.

Where are they located?
The Hindu Shorgar people live in India's Punjab state.

What are their lives like?
Traditionally their trade was making firecrackers, but now they are in need of a different vocation due to competition.

What are their beliefs?
Though there are Muslims among them, some Shorgar 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. 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 Shorgar people are especially fond of Diwali, a festival where Hindus blow off firecrackers all night. It's very good for business!

What are their needs?
The Hindu Shorgar people need training in another vocation that will help them support their families.

Prayer Points
Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Shorgar people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Shorgar families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Shorgar people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
Pray for the lives and culture of the Shorgar people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.

References
https://upg.io/people_groups/17679/IN
https://upg.io/people_groups/17679/PK
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Shorgar-fireworks-a-thing-of-the-past/articleshow/44864815.cms
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Shorgar-fireworks

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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:2,100
Largest States:
Punjab (1,600)Haryana (300)
Chandigarh (100)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Shorgar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Shorgar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
KatayarShoragar
ShorgirShoro
Sodoशोरगर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113596
Joshua Project People ID: 18094
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,100
Population all Countries: 2,100
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Shorgar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (1,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (300)Haryanvi (90)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
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
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1818-1954
New Testament:
1815-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1959-2021
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
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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