Badhi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-05-13
People Name General Badhi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Badhi (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 93,000
Population all Countries 136,000
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
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 11
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh
26,000
Haryana
26,000
Uttar Pradesh
13,000
Rajasthan
12,000
Punjab
6,700
Maharashtra
4,500
Uttarakhand
2,500
Delhi
2,500
Madhya Pradesh
200
Manipur
90
Chandigarh
50
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 11
  Himachal Pradesh 26,000
  Haryana 26,000
  Uttar Pradesh 13,000
  Rajasthan 12,000
  Punjab 6,700
  Maharashtra 4,500
  Uttarakhand 2,500
  Delhi 2,500
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Manipur 90
  Chandigarh 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (43,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
8,400
Kangri
6,900
Marwari
4,800
Haryanvi
4,000
Pahari, Mahasu
3,900
Chambeali
1,900
Konkani
1,300
Bagri
1,000
Garhwali
1,000
Sirmauri
800
Marathi
600
Mewari
500
Wagdi
400
Dhundari
300
Mandeali
300
Primary Language Hindi (43,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern 8,400
  Kangri 6,900
  Marwari 4,800
  Haryanvi 4,000
  Pahari, Mahasu 3,900
  Chambeali 1,900
  Konkani 1,300
  Bagri 1,000
  Garhwali 1,000
  Sirmauri 800
  Marathi 600
  Mewari 500
  Wagdi 400
  Dhundari 300
  Mandeali 300
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
0.84 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.03 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.13 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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


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