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Tirgar (Hindu traditions) in India

Tirgar (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Tirgar (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The name Tirgar is a combination of two words, which combined mean “arrow maker.” Traditionally they made arrows for kings, and they claim Rajput (a military community) status. Others claim that they migrated to western India to produce arrows for the Rajputs. There are 20 Tirgar clans.

Where are they located?
Hindu Tirgar people live mainly in Rajasthan and Gujarat, though a smaller number live in southern India.

What are their lives like?
Most members of the Tirgar community are Hindu, but there is a smaller Muslim community among them as well. Once some people turn to another religion, they forfeit their ties with the original Hindu community.

Now that there is no longer a market for arrows, the Tirgar people are mainly wage laborers on other people’s farms.

What are their beliefs?
Most Tirgar 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 main yearly holidays of the Tirgar 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 Tirgar people, be they Hindu or Muslim, need to put their faith in Jesus Christ, the only one who can bless them with abundant life and eternal salvation from sin and death.

Prayer Points
* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Hindu Tirgar people in India.
* Pray for a movement of Tirgar households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive Hindu Tirgar 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 Tirgar people in India.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17694/PK
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18256/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tirgar
https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Tirgar

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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:15,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (8,500)Rajasthan (5,200)
Madhya Pradesh (800)Tamil Nadu (100)
Karnataka (70)Maharashtra (70)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tirgar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Tirgar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Agni VanniKamangar
TirbandaTirbonda
Tirgalaतिरगार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113790
Joshua Project People ID: 18256
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Tirgar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Gujarati (8,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (3,600)Marwari (1,900)
Mewari (700)Kannada (200)
Marathi (80)Tamil (40)
Haroti: Harauti (30)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.03 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.93 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.05 % 
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
1820-1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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