Bishnoi, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bishnoi, Hindu only in India

Population

644,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

The Bishnoi are a community of nature worshippers. The guru who founded the sect directed the worship of lord Vishnu (Bishnu), hence the name Bishnoi. On one day in the year 1730, 363 Bishnoi individuals voluntarily gave up their own lives in order to spare the cutting of trees growing near their village. The first lady to resist the tree cutters said, "If a tree is saved even at the cost of one's head, it's worth it." The axe intended for the tree severed her head, the first of 363 sacrifices.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of this Hindu/Animist group is very different than the worldview of a monotheist who acknowledges the creator God.


Outreach Ideas

Relationships must be built between believers and the Bishnoi.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Christian believers that will soon emerge from the Bishnoi community, that they will be granted the gift of faith to believe and accept the gift of eternal life offered by Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Bishnoi, that they will transfer their allegiance from the creation to the Creator.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Bishnoi, Hindu
People Name in Country Bishnoi, Hindu
Population in India 644,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bisnoi, Marwadi, Vighiamal, Vishio, Vishnoi, Visro
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bishnoi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25o
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 300,000 Marwari 154,000 Oriya 98,000 Merwari 45,000
Bagri 29,000 Dhundari 16,000 Haryanvi 7,900 Panjabi, Eastern 4,300
Mewari 2,300 Shekhawati 1,900 Wagdi 300 Kangri 300
Gujarati 300
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 300,000 Marwari 154,000
Oriya 98,000 Merwari 45,000
Bagri 29,000 Dhundari 16,000
Haryanvi 7,900 Panjabi, Eastern 4,300
Mewari 2,300 Shekhawati 1,900
Wagdi 300 Kangri 300
Gujarati 300
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Photo Source: Evgeni Zotov Creative Commons: Yes
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
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