Jogi, Hindu in India






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Jogi is a colloquial term for the "yogi", which refers to the people who practiced Yoga as part of their daily rituals. Over time, this led to the formation of a community, and subsequently was formed into a caste. The Jogi are followers of yoga and worshipers of the Hindu god Shiva. The Yoga system of philosophy taught the means whereby the human soul might attain complete union with the Supreme Being. The modern Jogi, speaking generally, claims to have attained that union and to be, therefore, a part of the Supreme. As followers of the yoga, they traditionally wear saffron-colored clothing. The Jogi are made up of purely religious mendicants (i.e., beggars) of the various Jogi orders, various people who live by fortune telling, practising exorcisms and divination, and others.

Ministry Obstacles

The Jogi community speaks several languages, and each language subgroup may need its own church planting project.

Outreach Ideas

Pray the Jogi people will discover the availability of scripture and videos such as the Jesus film on the Internet. Pray the Lord will prompt many to download and listen to these resources, and that they will be given understanding.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Jogi community has reported themselves as Christians to the census in Pakistan, India, Nepal or Bangladesh. Please pray the Lord will show them they can indeed be united with the Supreme Being, through trust in God's Son, Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Jogi will be able to find employment to enable them to improve their standard of living. Pray they will be able to escape a begging mentality.

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People Name General Jogi, Hindu
People Name in Country Jogi, Hindu
Population in India 3,140,000
World Population 3,779,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Aughad, Banjogi, Bans, Bharadi, Chillar, Davari, Deuri, Devari, Faqir, Gandi, Giri, Goliya, Gosai, Gosain, Gosavi, Gosawi, Joatin, Jogali, Joganand, Jogar, Joger, Jogeswari, Jogi, Jogin, Joginath, Jogishwaram, Jogishwaran, Jogula, Jogula Kattunaiker, Jugi, Juginath, Jugiswain, Kamphata Jogi, Kanipa, Kanphata, Kolai, Masani, Namgiri, Nath, Nath Buva, Nath Jogi, Nath Maharaj, Nathpanthi, Nathpanthi Davari, Padha, Padha Jogi, Powar, Pupandaram, Purusha, Riwal, Ruel, Sanjogi, Sankam Andi, Sanyasi, Shiv Parvati Vivak Katha Vachak, Sihag, Sozhiyakar, Tanti Jogi, Tanwar, Toor, Yogeswaran, Yogi, Yogishwaran
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Jogi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 17019
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:  35  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (1,358,000) Rajasthan (461,000) Uttar Pradesh (328,000) Tripura (229,000)
Madhya Pradesh (134,000) Bihar (131,000) Karnataka (108,000) Assam (106,000)
Uttarakhand (66,000) Odisha (48,000) Tamil Nadu (28,000) Himachal Pradesh (23,000)
Maharashtra (21,000) Jammu and Kashmir (21,000) Jharkhand (19,000) Chhattisgarh (19,000)
Gujarat (17,000) Andaman and Nicobar (4,900) Meghalaya (4,000) Delhi (3,600)
Total States on file:  35  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (1,358,000) Rajasthan (461,000)
Uttar Pradesh (328,000) Tripura (229,000)
Madhya Pradesh (134,000) Bihar (131,000)
Karnataka (108,000) Assam (106,000)
Uttarakhand (66,000) Odisha (48,000)
Tamil Nadu (28,000) Himachal Pradesh (23,000)
Maharashtra (21,000) Jammu and Kashmir (21,000)
Jharkhand (19,000) Chhattisgarh (19,000)
Gujarat (17,000) Andaman and Nicobar (4,900)
Meghalaya (4,000) Delhi (3,600)
Languages & Dialects on file:  55  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (1,530,000) Hindi (845,000) Dhundari (85,000) Assamese (57,000)
Kannada (55,000) Marwari (54,000) Mewari (50,000) Oriya (45,000)
Bhojpuri (28,000) Tulu (27,000) Tamil (25,000) Maithili (24,000)
Telugu (24,000) Shekhawati (23,000) Garhwali (16,000) Haroti: Harauti (16,000)
Gujarati (15,000) Marathi (15,000) Kumaoni (13,000) Dogri (12,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 1,530,000 Hindi 845,000
Dhundari 85,000 Assamese 57,000
Kannada 55,000 Marwari 54,000
Mewari 50,000 Oriya 45,000
Bhojpuri 28,000 Tulu 27,000
Tamil 25,000 Maithili 24,000
Telugu 24,000 Shekhawati 23,000
Garhwali 16,000 Haroti: Harauti 16,000
Gujarati 15,000 Marathi 15,000
Kumaoni 13,000 Dogri 12,000
For Primary Language: 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, JF Project) 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

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Other Christian
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Roman Catholic
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Photo Source: Gerald Roberts  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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