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Thathera (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Thathera (Hindu traditions)

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Thathera (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Thathera people say that they are descended from the Haihay kings which was a very old Hindu dynasty. They moved from Rajasthan in the 1800s and came to live in Rewari, located in the small north Indian state of Haryana. The Thatheras are Rajputs who are divided into 47 clans. A very small number live in Nepal.

Where are they located?
Most of the Hindu Thathera people now live in India's states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, but a small number live in Nepal.

What are their lives like?
The Thatheras earn their living in metal work and selling and repairing of household utensils. Many are farmers. They have a caste council to settle problems such as divorce and property conflicts. They have 47 clans, most of which are only in India.

What are their beliefs?
The Thathera people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India and Nepal. 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 main yearly holidays of the Thathera 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 Thathera people need the chance to hear that Jesus Christ offers them life to the full if they would give Him their undivided devotion.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Thathera family and community leaders in Nepal 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 Thathera people.
* Pray that soon the Thathera people will have faith that is more durable than hard metal.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18241/NP
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18241/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thathera

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:34 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:600
Largest Provinces:
Janakpur (200)Kosi (200)
Lumbini (100)Bagmati (50)
Sagarmatha (40)Seti (30)
Bheri (20)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Thathera (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Thathera (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Dokhra KamarKansar
KansorKarmakar
KaseraKashera
KesarKesura
TamberaTamera
TamikarTamkar
TamrakarTamrkar
ThanturaThatari
ROP3 Code: 113772
Joshua Project People ID: 18241
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 323,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Thathera (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (100)Awadhi (100)
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
 
 
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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 Gospel Go
 
 
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
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
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 MatterThe Ancient Path (Maithili)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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