Badhi, Hindu in Nepal

Population

3,580

Christian

0.62%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

This vegetarian Hindu people group lives in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. Different sources give different answers to what their traditional occupation was. Some say that they were once jugglers, and that those in rural areas made stone grinders. Another source says that they were traditionally basket-weavers. Today some work as carpenters, day laborers or as farmers along with their traditional occupations. There are those who have taken to begging for alms. The Badhi people are very poor.

The Badhis follow traditional Hindu practices when it comes to marriage. Families negotiate their marriages, and parents pay a dowry. After the Hindu marriage rituals are performed, the couple is officially married. Tragically, the Badhi people suffer a higher than average divorce rate, and either spouce can seek a divorce. If the wife opts for the divorce, then the bride price must be returned to the groom's family. Divorcees above 30 years of age are not permitted to re-marry.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Badhi people are Hindu, and they focus much of their worship on clan and village deities, especially their patron god, Kalimata.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Badhi people will soon give their full allegiance to Jesus Christ, and forsake all other gods.
* Pray that God will do a miracle in Badhi marriages to demonstrate His loving-kindness for their families.



People Name General Badhi, Hindu
People Name in Country Badhi, Hindu
Population in Nepal 3,580
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Badi, Badia, Chinaora, Kalbelia, Melori, Nagalu, Odmata, Sapad, Sapela, Sapela Nat, Sapera, Uranamara
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Badhi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25o
Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali (2,100) Bhojpuri (1,100) Awadhi (700) Hindi (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 2,100 Bhojpuri 1,100
Awadhi 700 Hindi 200
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.37%
Christianity
0.62%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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