Nadar (Hindu traditions) in India

Unreached of the Day  1/29/2019

Nadar (Hindu traditions) in India

The Nadar people of southern India cultivated palmyra palm trees in the past. They were "palmyra climbers." Nadar men and women would climb the palm tree, cut a branch and collect the sweet sap. Although all parts of this palm tree are valuable, the sap quickly becomes palm wine in the warm climate of south India. The production of palm wine or toddy was the main occupation of the Nadars until modern times. Today many Nadar obtain higher educations and achieve leadership positions in business and government. The Nadar people today live primarily in the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Some also live in other areas of south India.

Ministry Obstacles

Currently the Nadar are completely given to worship of several goddesses and gods.

Outreach Ideas

A small but significant percentage of Nadar are Christians, both Protestants and Catholics. They need to realize that when they were called to follow Jesus, they were called to invite others from their community to get to know him too.

Pray for the followers of Christ

* Pray that the Nadar Christians would be trained in discipleship and reach out to their Hindu brothers and sisters with the gospel of Christ. * Pray that Nadar churches read and study the Tamil Bibles that are available.

Pray for the entire people group

* Pray the Nadar will have great success in obtaining other jobs than the production of palm wine. * Pray the Nadar will understand that Jesus wants worshippers who remain culturally Nadar, enriching the family of God with their customs and manners.

Scripture Focus

"And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations, and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed." Daniel 7:14



People Name Nadar (Hindu traditions)
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 3,030,000
World Population 3,055,000
Language Tamil
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image