Badhi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest Nepal 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

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Badhi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest  

People Name General Badhi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Badhi (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 44,000
Population all Countries 139,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 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
ROP3 Code 111398
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Seti
10,000
Gandaki
7,100
Bheri
6,300
Bagmati
3,800
Lumbini
3,700
Rapti
3,600
Kosi
2,200
Mahakali
2,200
Narayani
1,200
Janakpur
1,000
Karnali
900
Sagarmatha
800
Mechi
500
Dhaulagiri
400
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Seti 10,000
  Gandaki 7,100
  Bheri 6,300
  Bagmati 3,800
  Lumbini 3,700
  Rapti 3,600
  Kosi 2,200
  Mahakali 2,200
  Narayani 1,200
  Janakpur 1,000
  Karnali 900
  Sagarmatha 800
  Mechi 500
  Dhaulagiri 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (27,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Dotyali
5,000
Bhojpuri
3,100
Maithili
1,500
Awadhi
1,300
Kumaoni
40
Primary Language Nepali (27,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Dotyali 5,000
  Bhojpuri 3,100
  Maithili 1,500
  Awadhi 1,300
  Kumaoni 40
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2012)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto) Create International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nepali YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
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 Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more