Badhai, Hindu traditions in Nepal






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Introduction / History

The Badhai, Hindu of India are also know as the Jangid Brahmin. The Jangid Brahmin are successors of Vishwakarma, the chief architect in Hindu culture. Another famous Jangid Brahmin was Maharishi Angira. In ancient times Jangid Brahmin were described as various rishis or saints involved in meditation in jungles for inner vision and performing scientific experiments for the betterment of others.

Before the Industrial Revolution in Europe the Jangid Brahmin enjoyed the status of chief engineer / architect in Indian villages and cultures. Ancient Indian art and culture particularly building, temples, chariots war equipment was part of their wisdom and knowledge. Deep inner vision and talent gave them the credit to create various idols and images of Hindu gods and goddesses to be worshiped by all. They provided sketches or blueprints to various other assisting technical castes for work. Giving direction as per enlightenment gave them the status of divine people thus called Jangid Brahmins.

Large numbers of Jangid Brahmin in many communities have lost their jobs after the influence of industrialization and more and more people from other castes doing various technical works in an industrial way. Thus their inherited craftsmanship and skills are less praised or required and due to falling status of technical craftsmanship. To suggest entrepreneur manual labor to a Jangid Brahmin is not acceptable to them as they are somewhat egoistic people with strong self esteem.

The Jangid Brahmin are typical Indian people living in most areas of India. They are usually employed in the fields of engineering and education, small-scale industrial manufacturing typical doing engineering work for large industries. Some Jangid Brahmin work in the areas of carpentry, stone work and timber trade.

They are traditional Hindus and follow the ancient way as they themselves created various forms of Hindu idols and temples. One of their needs is systematic education in field Engineering as they have strong technical inheritance.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-01
People Name General Badhai, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Badhai, Hindu traditions
Population in Nepal 32,000
World Population 6,514,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Acharia, Badai, Badhai, Badhi, Badigar, Barai, Bariji, Barji, Bimra, Chari, Dhawal, Jangid Brahman, Kalsi, Kundar, Kundera, Matharu, Mistry, Orh, Pansari, Pirahi, Pirhai, Saggu, Sheikh, Shilpakar, Shilpkar, Sutar, Suthar, Tarkhan, Thakur, Tudolia, Vishwakarma, Wadi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Badhai, Hindu traditions
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 16332
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  12  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (9,100) Sagarmatha (8,200) Janakpur (4,700) Kosi (3,400)
Narayani (2,500) Bheri (2,100) Mahakali (1,100) Bagmati (600)
Seti (200) Mechi (200) Rapti (60) Gandaki (50)
Total States on file:  12  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (9,100) Sagarmatha (8,200)
Janakpur (4,700) Kosi (3,400)
Narayani (2,500) Bheri (2,100)
Mahakali (1,100) Bagmati (600)
Seti (200) Mechi (200)
Rapti (60) Gandaki (50)
Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maithili (17,000) Awadhi (7,200) Bhojpuri (5,800) Nepali (1,300)
Kumaoni (1,000) Angika (200) Dotyali (200) Hindi (100)
Bengali (80) Haryanvi (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 17,000 Awadhi 7,200
Bhojpuri 5,800 Nepali 1,300
Kumaoni 1,000 Angika 200
Dotyali 200 Hindi 100
Bengali 80 Haryanvi 20
For Primary Language: Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: jivən səndesh Text / Printed Matter
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Maithili Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Maithili 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
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.22 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.65 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.06 %
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: Vedanand  
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