Badhi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
73,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-08
People Name General Badhi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Badhi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 73,000
World Population 110,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 11
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh (28,000) Haryana (13,000) Rajasthan (11,000)
Uttar Pradesh (7,600) Punjab (3,800) Maharashtra (3,700)
Delhi (3,500) Uttarakhand (2,400) Madhya Pradesh (200)
Chandigarh (200) Manipur (100)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 11
Himachal Pradesh (28,000) Haryana (13,000)
Rajasthan (11,000) Uttar Pradesh (7,600)
Punjab (3,800) Maharashtra (3,700)
Delhi (3,500) Uttarakhand (2,400)
Madhya Pradesh (200) Chandigarh (200)
Manipur (100)
Primary Language: Hindi (30,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 27
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern (8,700) Kangri (7,200) Pahari, Mahasu (5,700)
Marwari (4,600) Chambeali (2,900) Garhwali (2,500)
Haryanvi (1,800) Konkani (1,200) Bagri (1,100)
Marathi (600) Kanauji (500) Kumaoni (500)
Mewari (400) Wagdi (400) Dhundari (300)
Mandeali (300) Churahi (200) Bhattiyali (200)
Shekhawati (200) Sirmauri (200)
Primary Language: Hindi (30,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 27
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern (8,700) Kangri (7,200)
Pahari, Mahasu (5,700) Marwari (4,600)
Chambeali (2,900) Garhwali (2,500)
Haryanvi (1,800) Konkani (1,200)
Bagri (1,100) Marathi (600)
Kanauji (500) Kumaoni (500)
Mewari (400) Wagdi (400)
Dhundari (300) Mandeali (300)
Churahi (200) Bhattiyali (200)
Shekhawati (200) Sirmauri (200)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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Possible Print Bibles
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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 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
0.00 %
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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