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Bedia (Hindu traditions) of India
One source considers "Bediya" to be the generic name of a number of vagrant, nomadic groups. Traditionally, a large section of the Bedia were reported to be earning a livelihood from prostitution and dancing, however, this has largely been discontinued. The Bedia worship deities like Thakur, Shiva, Parvati, Hanuman, Chamunda, Kali and Sitala and Khermata (a local deity).
Giving up allegiance to personal deities may be threatening.
Christians need to emphasize the person and work of Jesus to the Bedia community, showing his goodness to them.
Pray the few followers of Jesus among the Bedia will have pastors and teachers to help them grow to become faithful disciples. Pray they will be taught accurately and well.
Pray the Bedia will make schooling a priority for their children, and will be able to improve their standard of living.
"The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory." Isaiah 66:18
|People Name:||Bedia (Hindu traditions)|
|Online Audio NT:||Yes|
|Christ Followers:||Few, less than 2%|