Baha'i in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


A Pilgrimage

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Introduction / History

"The prophecy has been fulfilled!" shouted the jubilant Baha'i worshippers on Mt. Carmel in Israel. Many of these Bahais came from India to celebrate the opening of the sacred Baha'i Gardens in 2001 on this mountain near Haifa. During the 1800s Bahallujah, the founder of Baha'ism, predicted the creation of the sacred garden on Mt. Carmel.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are a rich people group who often run their own businesses. Perhaps there is an opening for tentmaker missionaries to bring the message of Jesus Christ to them.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Baha'i religion began in Persia over 100 years ago as a reform movement within Islam. Bahallujah ran into trouble with Persia's Muslim rulers because he placed many other great religious leaders, whom he called ascended masters, on the same level as Mohammed. Bahallujah taught that the ascended masters include Moses, Buddha and Jesus, because all of them had risen from the dead. Such beliefs got him executed as a heretic. His followers then fled the growing persecution in Persia, and found new homes in India. Today the Baha'is eagerly await the coming of the next ascended master.

Prayer Points

* Ask God to open the spiritual eyes of the Baha'is. May they realize that Jesus Christ was the only who has truly risen from the dead. * Pray that the Baha'is will be protected from further spiritual deception.

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-04-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-09-30
People Name General Baha'i
People Name in Country Baha'i
Population in India 20,000
World Population 31,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bin, Binda, Bing
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Baha'i
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 10564
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (4,900) Delhi (2,500) Odisha (1,300) Chandigarh (400)
Andaman and Nicobar (200) Goa (100)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (4,900) Delhi (2,500)
Odisha (1,300) Chandigarh (400)
Andaman and Nicobar (200) Goa (100)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (15,000) Tamil (500) Oriya (300) Marwari (100)
Panjabi, Eastern (90) English (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 15,000 Tamil 500
Oriya 300 Marwari 100
Panjabi, Eastern 90 English 20

For Main Lanugage: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Yeshu Samaj
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Other / Small

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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