Badhi (Hindu traditions) in India


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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

* 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 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-08
People Name General Badhi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Badhi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 71,000
World Population 108,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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 on file 15
Largest Subgroups
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
Kanjar
0
Nakphule Sapera
0
Nat
0
Sandenath Sapera
0
Soggar Sapera
0
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
  Kanjar 0
  Nakphule Sapera 0
  Nat 0
  Sandenath Sapera 0
  Soggar Sapera 0
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh
27,000
Haryana
13,000
Rajasthan
11,000
Uttar Pradesh
7,400
Maharashtra
3,700
Punjab
3,700
Delhi
3,400
Uttarakhand
2,300
Madhya Pradesh
200
Chandigarh
200
Manipur
60
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Himachal Pradesh 27,000
  Haryana 13,000
  Rajasthan 11,000
  Uttar Pradesh 7,400
  Maharashtra 3,700
  Punjab 3,700
  Delhi 3,400
  Uttarakhand 2,300
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Chandigarh 200
  Manipur 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (30,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
8,800
Kangri
7,200
Pahari, Mahasu
6,100
Marwari
4,700
Chambeali
2,900
Garhwali
2,400
Haryanvi
1,800
Konkani
1,300
Bagri
1,100
Marathi
600
Mewari
500
Kanauji
500
Kumaoni
400
Wagdi
400
Dhundari
300
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (30,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern 8,800
  Kangri 7,200
  Pahari, Mahasu 6,100
  Marwari 4,700
  Chambeali 2,900
  Garhwali 2,400
  Haryanvi 1,800
  Konkani 1,300
  Bagri 1,100
  Marathi 600
  Mewari 500
  Kanauji 500
  Kumaoni 400
  Wagdi 400
  Dhundari 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  (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 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 Father's 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)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.78 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.53 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.69 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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.


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