Bairagi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Vaishnav 4,000
Sanyasi 600

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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
Population in Nepal 232,000
World Population 3,972,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Bagmati
35,000
Rapti
34,000
Bheri
21,000
Lumbini
20,000
Sagarmatha
19,000
Narayani
18,000
Mechi
15,000
Kosi
15,000
Mahakali
14,000
Gandaki
11,000
Seti
11,000
Janakpur
11,000
Dhaulagiri
3,500
Karnali
3,300
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Bagmati 35,000
  Rapti 34,000
  Bheri 21,000
  Lumbini 20,000
  Sagarmatha 19,000
  Narayani 18,000
  Mechi 15,000
  Kosi 15,000
  Mahakali 14,000
  Gandaki 11,000
  Seti 11,000
  Janakpur 11,000
  Dhaulagiri 3,500
  Karnali 3,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (150,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Maithili
39,000
Bhojpuri
22,000
Dotyali
9,000
Awadhi
8,600
Hindi
7,600
Kumaoni
900
Angika
500
Marwari
500
Bengali
300
Bantawa
300
Rangpuri
100
Musasa
50
Magahi
30
Rawat
30
Sanskrit
20
Other People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (150,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Maithili 39,000
  Bhojpuri 22,000
  Dotyali 9,000
  Awadhi 8,600
  Hindi 7,600
  Kumaoni 900
  Angika 500
  Marwari 500
  Bengali 300
  Bantawa 300
  Rangpuri 100
  Musasa 50
  Magahi 30
  Rawat 30
  Sanskrit 20
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  (1914-2004)
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 Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video New Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Until We Met (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.92 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.03 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous  Creative Commons 
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
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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