Badhi (Hindu traditions) in India


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Subgroups: 15 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Sapela 1,100
Ramgarhia 300
Bagri Unknown
Desi Unknown
Bhedkut Unknown
Bihal Sapera Unknown
Brahmin Sapera Unknown
Gulia Sapera Unknown
Jat Sapera Unknown
Jhinwar Sapera Unknown

Introduction / History

This vegetarian Hindu people group lives in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. Different sources give different answers to what their traditional occupation was. Some say that they were once jugglers, and that those in rural areas made stone grinders. Another source says that they were traditionally basket-weavers. Today some work as carpenters, day laborers or as farmers along with their traditional occupations. There are those who have taken to begging for alms. The Badhi people are very poor.

The Badhis follow traditional Hindu practices when it comes to marriage. Families negotiate their marriages, and parents pay a dowry. After the Hindu marriage rituals are performed, the couple is officially married. Tragically, the Badhi people suffer a higher than average divorce rate, and either spouce can seek a divorce. If the wife opts for the divorce, then the bride price must be returned to the groom's family. Divorcees above 30 years of age are not permitted to re-marry.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Badhi people are Hindu, and they focus much of their worship on clan and village deities, especially their patron god, Kalimata.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Badhi (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray that the Badhi people will soon give their full allegiance to Jesus Christ, and forsake all other gods.
* Pray that God will do a miracle in Badhi marriages to demonstrate His loving-kindness for their families.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-08
People Name General Badhi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Badhi (Hindu traditions)
World Population 116,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Baandhi, Badde, Badhi, Badhi Nagalu, Badi, Badia, Bandi Nagalu, Barwa, Chinaora, Dapad, Jamoria, Kalbelia, Melori, Nagalu, Nat, Odmata, Pirahi, Pirhai, Rehr, Sampheriya, Sapad, Sapela, Sapela Nat, Sapera, Sheikh, Shilpakar, Silpkar Badi, Tamoria, Uranamara, बढ़ी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16273
ROP3 Code 111398
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Group Badhi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25o
Total Subgroups 15
  Sapela 1,100
  Ramgarhia 300
  Bagri 50
  Desi 50
  Bhedkut 0
  Bihal Sapera 0
  Brahmin Sapera 0
  Gulia Sapera 0
  Jat Sapera 0
  Jhinwar Sapera 0
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
Himachal Pradesh
24,000
Haryana
22,000
Uttar Pradesh
11,000
Rajasthan
11,000
Punjab
3,800
Maharashtra
3,800
Delhi
3,500
Madhya Pradesh
200
Chandigarh
200
Manipur
70
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
  Himachal Pradesh 24,000
  Haryana 22,000
  Uttar Pradesh 11,000
  Rajasthan 11,000
  Punjab 3,800
  Maharashtra 3,800
  Delhi 3,500
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Chandigarh 200
  Manipur 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (41,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
8,600
Kangri
7,100
Pahari, Mahasu
5,900
Marwari
4,700
Haryanvi
4,000
Chambeali
2,900
Konkani
1,300
Bagri
1,100
Garhwali
1,000
Marathi
600
Mewari
500
Wagdi
400
Dhundari
300
Churahi
200
Bhattiyali
200
Primary Language Hindi (41,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern 8,600
  Kangri 7,100
  Pahari, Mahasu 5,900
  Marwari 4,700
  Haryanvi 4,000
  Chambeali 2,900
  Konkani 1,300
  Bagri 1,100
  Garhwali 1,000
  Marathi 600
  Mewari 500
  Wagdi 400
  Dhundari 300
  Churahi 200
  Bhattiyali 200
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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
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 The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.66 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.60 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.73 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.