Aghori in India


Joshua Project has identified the Aghori only in India

Population

71,400

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


A Pilgrimage

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Introduction

The main source of subsistence for the Aghori has been begging and consuming leftovers from feasts or hotels. Some are rickshaw-pullers or laborers. However, today there are some in government and private service. Social control is maintained by a headman (mukhia). The priest (sardar-naya) and the treasurer (bhandari) are the other officials. Unless the council's decisions are obeyed, the offender is usually excommunicated. They worship family deities (gosai) such as Bhairals, Bishahar, and Panchunath.


Ministry Obstacles

This community of India probably has little if any understanding of the person of Jesus Christ. They have a worldview quite different than that of the Christian.


Outreach Ideas

Some of the people in this community speak a language (Hindi, Maithili) that has many Christian resources available. Scripture and the Jesus film are available in these languages, as examples. Workers are needed to carry these resources to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known believers in this community today. But pray the Lord is even now preparing teachers and pastors for those who will soon come to faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray this poor community will be able to find good employment and will be able to find ways out of poverty.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Aghori
People Name in Country Aghori
Population in India 71,000
World Population 71,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Aghorapanthi, Aghore, Bhatuk, Bhatuk Gulgulia, Giri, Gosain, Gulgulia, Karkarmunda, Karkarmundi, Sarbhangi, Surbhang
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Aghori
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16178
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:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (30,000) Uttar Pradesh (22,000) Bihar (13,000) Jharkhand (2,100)
Rajasthan (1,100) Uttarakhand (1,000) West Bengal (400) Maharashtra (90)
Karnataka (40) Odisha (20)
Total States on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (30,000) Uttar Pradesh (22,000)
Bihar (13,000) Jharkhand (2,100)
Rajasthan (1,100) Uttarakhand (1,000)
West Bengal (400) Maharashtra (90)
Karnataka (40) Odisha (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (62,000) Bhojpuri (2,400) Bundeli (1,600) Maithili (1,200)
Dhundari (900) Garhwali (700) Kumaoni (100) Marwari (100)
Wagdi (90) Telugu (40) Mewari (40) Awadhi (40)
Merwari
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 62,000 Bhojpuri 2,400
Bundeli 1,600 Maithili 1,200
Dhundari 900 Garhwali 700
Kumaoni 100 Marwari 100
Wagdi 90 Telugu 40
Mewari 40 Awadhi 40
Merwari 10

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: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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