Bairagi (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

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.


Prayer Focus

Pray the few believers among the Bairagi people will grow in sharing and discussing God's Word with their families and friends. 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 Hindu Bairagi community to make schooling for both boys and girls a priority.


Scripture Prayers for the Bairagi (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-09-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-05-14
People Name General Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation bay-RAH-ghee
Population this Country 4,100,000
Population all Countries 4,585,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 82
Alternate Names Atit; Babaji; Bairagi; Bairagi Bawa; Bairagi Bostom; Baishnab; Bava; Bavaji; Bhat Brahman; Bhat Brahmin; Boishnavo; Boslom; Bostom; Byragi; 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 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 28
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
1,408,000
Rajasthan
631,000
Gujarat
454,000
Bihar
272,000
Madhya Pradesh
269,000
Uttar Pradesh
204,000
Maharashtra
189,000
Odisha
155,000
Chhattisgarh
152,000
Punjab
137,000
Kerala
73,000
Jharkhand
63,000
Tamil Nadu
31,000
Jammu and Kashmir
11,000
Uttarakhand
9,000
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 28  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 1,408,000
  Rajasthan 631,000
  Gujarat 454,000
  Bihar 272,000
  Madhya Pradesh 269,000
  Uttar Pradesh 204,000
  Maharashtra 189,000
  Odisha 155,000
  Chhattisgarh 152,000
  Punjab 137,000
  Kerala 73,000
  Jharkhand 63,000
  Tamil Nadu 31,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 11,000
  Uttarakhand 9,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (1,148,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 49
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
1,089,000
Gujarati
342,000
Marwari
117,000
Odia
115,000
Bhojpuri
104,000
Chhattisgarhi
82,000
Punjabi, Eastern
72,000
Marathi
69,000
Dhundari
59,000
Malayalam
54,000
Mewari
53,000
Shekhawati
31,000
Telugu
24,000
Tamil
20,000
Bagri
18,000
Primary Language Hindi (1,148,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 49
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 1,089,000
  Gujarati 342,000
  Marwari 117,000
  Odia 115,000
  Bhojpuri 104,000
  Chhattisgarhi 82,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 72,000
  Marathi 69,000
  Dhundari 59,000
  Malayalam 54,000
  Mewari 53,000
  Shekhawati 31,000
  Telugu 24,000
  Tamil 20,000
  Bagri 18,000
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
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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