Aghori in India

The Aghori have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The main source of subsistence for the Aghori has been begging and consuming leftovers from feasts or hotels. Some are rickshaw-pullers or laborers. However, today there are some in government and private service. Social control is maintained by a headman (mukhia). The priest (sardar-naya) and the treasurer (bhandari) are the other officials. Unless the council's decisions are obeyed, the offender is usually excommunicated. They worship family deities (gosai) such as Bhairals, Bishahar, and Panchunath.


Ministry Obstacles

This community of India probably has little if any understanding of the person of Jesus Christ. They have a worldview quite different than that of the Christian.


Outreach Ideas

Some of the people in this community speak a language (Hindi, Maithili) that has many Christian resources available. Scripture and the Jesus film are available in these languages, as examples. Workers are needed to carry these resources to the people.


Prayer Focus

There are no known believers in this community today. But pray the Lord is even now preparing teachers and pastors for those who will soon come to faith. Pray this poor community will be able to find good employment and will be able to find ways out of poverty.


Scripture Prayers for the Aghori in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-04
People Name General Aghori
People Name in Country Aghori
Population this Country 80,000
Population all Countries 80,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Aghorapanthi; Aghore; Bhatuk; Bhatuk Gulgulia; Giri; Gosain; Gulgulia; Karkarmunda; Karkarmundi; Sarbhangi; Surbhang; अघोरी
People ID 16178
ROP3 Code 111282
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
35,000
Uttar Pradesh
25,000
Bihar
15,000
Jharkhand
2,400
Uttarakhand
1,100
Rajasthan
700
West Bengal
500
Maharashtra
100
Karnataka
50
Odisha
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Madhya Pradesh 35,000
  Uttar Pradesh 25,000
  Bihar 15,000
  Jharkhand 2,400
  Uttarakhand 1,100
  Rajasthan 700
  West Bengal 500
  Maharashtra 100
  Karnataka 50
  Odisha 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (61,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
2,500
Bundeli
1,700
Maithili
1,200
Dhundari
1,000
Garhwali
700
Kumaoni
100
Marwari
80
Angika
60
Telugu
40
Awadhi
40
Mewari
Primary Language Hindi (61,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 2,500
  Bundeli 1,700
  Maithili 1,200
  Dhundari 1,000
  Garhwali 700
  Kumaoni 100
  Marwari 80
  Angika 60
  Telugu 40
  Awadhi 40
  Mewari 10
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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source AKS.9955 - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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