Aghori in Nepal

Population

310

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


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.

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Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Narayani, Janakpur, and Koshi zones.
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People Name General Aghori
People Name in Country Aghori
ROP3 Code 111282
Joshua Project People ID 16178
Indigenous Yes
Population in Nepal 310
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Aghorapanthi, Bhatuk Gulgulia, Giri, Gosain, Karkarmunda, Karkarmundi, Sarbhangi, Surbhang,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 210 Bhojpuri 60 Nepali 50
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Aghori
Ethnic Code CNN25g
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  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
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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