Bairagi, Hindu in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language



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  

People Name General Bairagi, Hindu
People Name in Country Bairagi, Hindu
Population in Nepal 204,000
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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bagmati (33,000) Lumbini (25,000) Sagarmatha (19,000) Bheri (19,000)
Narayani (18,000) Mahakali (16,000) Mechi (15,000) Kosi (15,000)
Seti (12,000) Gandaki (11,000) Janakpur (11,000) Rapti (4,700)
Karnali (3,300) Dhawalagiri (1,600)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bagmati (33,000) Lumbini (25,000)
Sagarmatha (19,000) Bheri (19,000)
Narayani (18,000) Mahakali (16,000)
Mechi (15,000) Kosi (15,000)
Seti (12,000) Gandaki (11,000)
Janakpur (11,000) Rapti (4,700)
Karnali (3,300) Dhawalagiri (1,600)
Languages & Dialects on file:  20  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (119,000) Maithili (37,000) Bhojpuri (33,000) Awadhi (10,000)
Hindi (4,300) Dotyali (3,600) Kumaoni (900) Angika (500)
Newar: Newari (500) Bengali (300) Bantawa (300) Rawat (300)
Marwari (300) Rajbanshi (100) Musasa (50) Kham, Western Parbate (50)
Kham, Sheshi (40) Sonha (40) Magahi (30) Kham, Gamale (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 119,000 Maithili 37,000
Bhojpuri 33,000 Awadhi 10,000
Hindi 4,300 Dotyali 3,600
Kumaoni 900 Angika 500
Newar: Newari 500 Bengali 300
Bantawa 300 Rawat 300
Marwari 300 Rajbanshi 100
Musasa 50 Kham, Western Parbate 50
Kham, Sheshi 40 Sonha 40
Magahi 30 Kham, Gamale 20

For Main Lanugage: Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
General Ministry Resources Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Nepali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Nepali Bible stories Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
1.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
96.96 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.87 %
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: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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