In South Asia, many hijras live in well-defined and organized all-hijra communities, led by a guru These communities have sustained themselves over generations by "adopting" young boys who are rejected by, or flee their family of origin. Many work as sex workers for survival.
The word "hijra" is a Urdu-Hindustani word derived from the Semitic Arabic root hjr in its sense of "leaving one's tribe," and has been borrowed into Hindi. The Indian usage has traditionally been translated into English as "eunuch" or "hermaphrodite," where "the irregularity of the male genitalia is central to the definition." However, in general hijras are born with typically male physiology, only a few having been born with male intersex variations. Some Hijras undergo an initiation rite into the hijra community called nirwaan, which refers to the removal of penis, testicles and scrotum.
Since the late 20th century, some hijra activists and Western non-government organizations (NGOs) have lobbied for official recognition of the hijra as a kind of "third sex" or "third gender," as neither man nor woman. Hijras have successfully gained this recognition in Bangladesh and are eligible for priority in education.In India, the Supreme Court in April 2014 recognised hijra and transgender people as a 'third gender' in law.
Many have claimed that this peoples are what change themselves by actually making the penis be removed and their ritual is what making a marriage with God and dedicate themselves, they adopt their attire as females.
This hinjras may can visit home and ask for money, if given may can give you blessings that is said to work for real and if you deny to or disrespect them they may can curse you badly.
Still peoples all around India believe in their powers so are even many records in past about their powers being worked for real.