Baha'i in India


Population
12,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

"The prophecy has been fulfilled!" shouted the jubilant Baha'i worshippers on Mt. Carmel in Israel. Many of these Bahais came from India to celebrate the opening of the sacred Baha'i Gardens in 2001 on this mountain near Haifa. During the 1800s Bahallujah, the founder of Baha'ism, predicted the creation of the sacred garden on Mt. Carmel.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are a rich people group who often run their own businesses. Perhaps there is an opening for tentmaker missionaries to bring the message of Jesus Christ to them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Baha'i religion began in Persia over 100 years ago as a reform movement within Islam. Bahallujah ran into trouble with Persia's Muslim rulers because he placed many other great religious leaders, whom he called ascended masters, on the same level as Mohammed. Bahallujah taught that the ascended masters include Moses, Buddha and Jesus, because all of them had risen from the dead. Such beliefs got him executed as a heretic. His followers then fled the growing persecution in Persia, and found new homes in India. Today the Baha'is eagerly await the coming of the next ascended master.


Prayer Points

* Ask God to open the spiritual eyes of the Baha'is. May they realize that Jesus Christ was the only who has truly risen from the dead. * Pray that the Baha'is will be protected from further spiritual deception.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-04-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-09-30
People Name General Baha'i
People Name in Country Baha'i
Population in India 12,000
World Population 24,100
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bin, Binda, Bing, बहा'ई
People ID 10564
ROP3 Code 100760
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Maharashtra
(6,700)
Delhi
(2,900)
Odisha
(1,300)
Chandigarh
(400)
Sikkim
(300)
Andaman and Nicobar
(200)
West Bengal
(200)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Maharashtra (6,700)
  Delhi (2,900)
  Odisha (1,300)
  Chandigarh (400)
  Sikkim (300)
  Andaman and Nicobar (200)
  West Bengal (200)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (16,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Marathi
(900)
English
(500)
Tamil
(500)
Odia
(300)
Bengali
(200)
Gujarati
(100)
Marwari
(100)
Punjabi, Eastern
(90)
Nepali
(20)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (16,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Marathi (900)
  English (500)
  Tamil (500)
  Odia (300)
  Bengali (200)
  Gujarati (100)
  Marwari (100)
  Punjabi, Eastern (90)
  Nepali (20)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Independent
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
5.46 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
94.54 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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