Chamar (Hindu traditions) in India

Unreached of the Day  2/14/2021

Chamar (Hindu traditions) in India

Chamar people have been imprisoned by the reputation of their ancestors. Chamar means, "leather worker." They tanned cattle leather and made leather products to sell. They were reputed as poisoning animals to use for their craft. Since cattle were worshiped, Chamars were considered lowly and were disallowed education, medical help, and many other benefits. Today they benefit from India's "reservation" system for underprivileged communities.

Ministry Obstacles

The Chamar are Hindu; they recite mythological tales and sing songs from their religious epics, often at their festivals. The religious system is a key part of their identity, leaving no room for Jesus Christ.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the JESUS Film would communicate empathy with Chamar people, who have also been mistreated.

Scripture Focus

"He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake."  Psalm 23:3

Scripture Prayer

Pray that this people group will accept and follow the Lord’s direction and thank Him for giving them strength.

Prayer Focus

Pray for a powerful Disciple Making Movement among the Chamars in India. Pray that Almighty God would lead believers to build friendships with Chamar people, leading to a movement to Christ. Pray that families and communities would be delivered from fears that hinder them from embracing Christ's blessings. Pray that many Chamars would love the Lord Jesus with their whole being and would walk in his ways.



People Name Chamar (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciationchah-MAR
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 47,727,000
World Population 48,174,000
Language Hindi
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image