Bairagi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
3,439,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The history of the Bairagi commences with Ramanuja, who lived in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and taught in the southern part of India. A proper Bairagi is one whose principal deity is either Vishnu or any of his incarnations, like Rama and Krishna. A mark (tilak) on the forehead and ear are their identification marks. They worship Gouranga as their family deity and Kali, Manasa and Durga as village deities. They are indifferent to the education of girls.


Ministry Obstacles

To follow Christ is to risk disturbing community harmony within this Hindu community.


Outreach Ideas

Much sustained, focused prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Bairagi community to understand and receive the good news of Jesus of Nazareth.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Jesus among the Hindu Bairagi, but pray for those that the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will be zealous to learn of Christ, and that they will be sent teachers and pastors to help them. Pray they will live holy lives that honor Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Hindu Bairagi community to make schooling for both boys and girls a priority.


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People Name General Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 3,439,000
World Population 3,882,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Atit, Babaji, Bairagi, Bairagi Bawa, Bairagi Bostom, Baishnab, Bava, Bavaji, Bhat Brahman, Boishnavo, Boslom, Bostom, Byragi, Dasnami, Pantaram, Rajpur, Rajput, Ramat, Sadh, Sadhayo, Sadhu, Sanyasi, Shammu, Siddh, Thakur, Udasi, Vairagi, Vairava, Veetasaiva, Vidhi, Vira Saivar, Virasaiva Lingayat, Virasaivar, Vitasaiva, Yogiswaram, बैरागी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16297
ROP3 Code 111424
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: 27
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (1,165,000) Rajasthan (564,000) Gujarat (436,000)
Bihar (247,000) Madhya Pradesh (234,000) Uttar Pradesh (181,000)
Maharashtra (163,000) Chhattisgarh (134,000) Odisha (128,000)
Kerala (55,000) Jharkhand (53,000) Tamil Nadu (28,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (8,400) Uttarakhand (8,000) Tripura (6,100)
Karnataka (5,400) Telangana (5,400) Himachal Pradesh (4,700)
Andaman and Nicobar (4,200) Haryana (2,600)
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: 27  (only 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (1,165,000) Rajasthan (564,000)
Gujarat (436,000) Bihar (247,000)
Madhya Pradesh (234,000) Uttar Pradesh (181,000)
Maharashtra (163,000) Chhattisgarh (134,000)
Odisha (128,000) Kerala (55,000)
Jharkhand (53,000) Tamil Nadu (28,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (8,400) Uttarakhand (8,000)
Tripura (6,100) Karnataka (5,400)
Telangana (5,400) Himachal Pradesh (4,700)
Andaman and Nicobar (4,200) Haryana (2,600)
Primary Language: Bengali (1,064,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 47
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (1,024,000) Gujarati (369,000) Bhojpuri (111,000)
Odia (108,000) Chhattisgarhi (86,000) Marwari (82,000)
Mewari (66,000) Dhundari (62,000) Malayalam (44,000)
Marathi (39,000) Shekhawati (31,000) Merwari (28,000)
Telugu (23,000) Tamil (18,000) Maithili (16,000)
Bagri (15,000) Haroti: Harauti (13,000) Malvi (12,000)
Kacchi (12,000) Ahirani (8,800)
Primary Language: Bengali (1,064,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 47
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (1,024,000) Gujarati (369,000)
Bhojpuri (111,000) Odia (108,000)
Chhattisgarhi (86,000) Marwari (82,000)
Mewari (66,000) Dhundari (62,000)
Malayalam (44,000) Marathi (39,000)
Shekhawati (31,000) Merwari (28,000)
Telugu (23,000) Tamil (18,000)
Maithili (16,000) Bagri (15,000)
Haroti: Harauti (13,000) Malvi (12,000)
Kacchi (12,000) Ahirani (8,800)
Primary Language: Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
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Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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 Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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