Aghori in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language



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 and Nepal 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, in either India or Nepal. 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 Nepal 300
World Population 72,000
Countries 2
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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Narayani, Janakpur, and Koshi zones..   Source:
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Janakpur (200) Narayani (100)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Janakpur (200) Narayani (100)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maithili (200) Bhojpuri (60) Nepali (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 200 Bhojpuri 60
Nepali 50

For Main Lanugage: Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

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

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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