Bairagi, Hindu in India

Population

3,165,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-07
People Name General Bairagi, Hindu
People Name in Country Bairagi, Hindu
Population in India 3,165,000
World Population 3,647,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Atit, Babaji, Baishnab, Bava, Bavaji, Boishnavo, Boslom, Byragi, Dasnami, Pantaram, Rajpur, Ramat, Sadh, Sadhayo, Sadhu, Sanyasi, Shammu, Siddh, Thakur, Udasi, Vairava, Veetasaiva, Vidhi, Virasaivar, Vitasaiva, Yogiswaram
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Bairagi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25b
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali (1,065,000) Hindi (1,007,000) Gujarati (336,000) Bhojpuri (111,000)
Oriya (108,000) Chhattisgarhi (84,000) Marwari (82,000) Mewari (66,000)
Dhundari (62,000) Malayalam (47,000) Marathi (35,000) Shekhawati (31,000)
Merwari (28,000) Telugu (25,000) 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 1,065,000 Hindi 1,007,000
Gujarati 336,000 Bhojpuri 111,000
Oriya 108,000 Chhattisgarhi 84,000
Marwari 82,000 Mewari 66,000
Dhundari 62,000 Malayalam 47,000
Marathi 35,000 Shekhawati 31,000
Merwari 28,000 Telugu 25,000
Tamil 18,000 Maithili 16,000
Bagri 15,000 Haroti: Harauti 13,000
Malvi 12,000 Kachchi 12,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Bengali Language Film
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-07

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 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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