Machhi (Hindu traditions) in India

Unreached of the Day  5/11/2018

Machhi (Hindu traditions) in India

The traditional occupation of the Machhi is fishing, which continues to be their primary source of livelihood. Child marriage is prevalent among the Machhi. Property is usually shared by the sons but a widow receives a 12% share of her husband's property. Their attitude towards formal education of both boys and girls is favorable.

Ministry Obstacles

The polytheistic worldview of the Hindu Macchi makes it difficult to accept a creator God who stands outside his creation, who created the universe at a point in time.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for laborers to sow God's Word to persons and households of peace, which will in turn catalyze movements to Christ among the Machhi people.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There may be no one among the Hindu Macchi community today who knows and follows Christ. However, pray for those that the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will be faithful to fellowship together, and will be zealous to know and follow Christ. Pray they will live holy lives.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray for the Machhi community to be able to properly support their families, having adequate incomes. Pray they will be able to adjust to the rapidly changing conditions of the 21st century.

Scripture Focus

"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'" Isaiah 52:7



People Name Machhi (Hindu traditions)
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 761,000
World Population 761,000
Language Gujarati
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