Bairagi, Hindu in India



Population

3,335,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


I Am Guilty

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Introduction

The history of the Bairagi commences with Ramanuja, who lived in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and taught in the southern part of India. A proper Bairagi is one whose principal deity is either Vishnu or any of his incarnations, like Rama and Krishna. A mark (tilak) on the forehead and ear are their identification marks. They worship Gouranga as their family deity and Kali, Manasa and Durga as village deities. They are indifferent to the education of girls.


Ministry Obstacles

To follow Christ is to risk disturbing community harmony within this Hindu community.


Outreach Ideas

Much sustained, focused prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Bairagi community to understand and receive the good news of Jesus of Nazareth.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Jesus among the Hindu Bairagi, but pray for those that the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will be zealous to learn of Christ, and that they will be sent teachers and pastors to help them. Pray they will live holy lives that honor Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Hindu Bairagi community to make schooling for both boys and girls a priority.


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People Name General Bairagi, Hindu
People Name in Country Bairagi, Hindu
Population in India 3,335,000
World Population 3,768,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Atit, Babaji, Bairagi, Bairagi Bawa, Bairagi Bostom, Baishnab, Bava, Bavaji, Bhat Brahman, Boishnavo, Boslom, Bostom, Byragi, Dasnami, Pantaram, Rajpur, Rajput, Ramat, Sadh, Sadhayo, Sadhu, Sanyasi, Shammu, Siddh, Thakur, Udasi, Vairagi, Vairava, Veetasaiva, Vidhi, Vira Saivar, Virasaiva Lingayat, Virasaivar, Vitasaiva, Yogiswaram
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Bairagi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25b
People ID 16297
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:  27  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (1,141,000) Rajasthan (551,000) Gujarat (390,000) Bihar (243,000)
Madhya Pradesh (229,000) Uttar Pradesh (177,000) Maharashtra (162,000) Chhattisgarh (133,000)
Odisha (125,000) Kerala (53,000) Jharkhand (52,000) Tamil Nadu (28,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (9,400) Uttarakhand (7,800) Tripura (7,200) Telangana (5,200)
Karnataka (5,000) Himachal Pradesh (4,700) Andaman and Nicobar (4,100) Haryana (2,600)
Total States on file:  27  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (1,141,000) Rajasthan (551,000)
Gujarat (390,000) Bihar (243,000)
Madhya Pradesh (229,000) Uttar Pradesh (177,000)
Maharashtra (162,000) Chhattisgarh (133,000)
Odisha (125,000) Kerala (53,000)
Jharkhand (52,000) Tamil Nadu (28,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (9,400) Uttarakhand (7,800)
Tripura (7,200) Telangana (5,200)
Karnataka (5,000) Himachal Pradesh (4,700)
Andaman and Nicobar (4,100) Haryana (2,600)
Languages & Dialects on file:  51  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (1,064,000) Hindi (1,024,000) Gujarati (342,000) Bhojpuri (111,000)
Oriya (108,000) Chhattisgarhi (88,000) Marwari (82,000) Mewari (66,000)
Dhundari (62,000) Malayalam (44,000) Marathi (39,000) Shekhawati (31,000)
Merwari (28,000) Telugu (23,000) Tamil (18,000) Maithili (16,000)
Bagri (15,000) Haroti: Harauti (13,000) Malvi (12,000) Kachchi (12,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 1,064,000 Hindi 1,024,000
Gujarati 342,000 Bhojpuri 111,000
Oriya 108,000 Chhattisgarhi 88,000
Marwari 82,000 Mewari 66,000
Dhundari 62,000 Malayalam 44,000
Marathi 39,000 Shekhawati 31,000
Merwari 28,000 Telugu 23,000
Tamil 18,000 Maithili 16,000
Bagri 15,000 Haroti: Harauti 13,000
Malvi 12,000 Kachchi 12,000

For Main Lanugage: Bengali


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bengali Bible stories Audio Recordings
Bengali Language Film Film / Video
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkados Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Standard Bangla Common Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: কিতাবুল মোকাদ্দস Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
General Ministry Resources Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Bengali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
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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Video Source: Create International
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