Bairagi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


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Largest Religion
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The history of the Bairagi commences with Ramanuja, who lived in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and taught in the southern part of India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are indifferent to the education of girls.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.

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


What Are Their Needs?

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 Points

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 Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation bay-RAH-ghee
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)
Population this Country 286,000
Population all Countries 4,812,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
People ID 16297
ROP3 Code 111424
ROP25 Code 301313
ROP25 Name Bairagi
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Bagmati
43,000
Rapti
40,000
Bheri
25,000
Lumbini
24,000
Sagarmatha
23,000
Narayani
22,000
Kosi
20,000
Mechi
19,000
Mahakali
17,000
Janakpur
14,000
Gandaki
14,000
Seti
13,000
Karnali
5,000
Dhaulagiri
4,200
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 14
  Bagmati 43,000
  Rapti 40,000
  Bheri 25,000
  Lumbini 24,000
  Sagarmatha 23,000
  Narayani 22,000
  Kosi 20,000
  Mechi 19,000
  Mahakali 17,000
  Janakpur 14,000
  Gandaki 14,000
  Seti 13,000
  Karnali 5,000
  Dhaulagiri 4,200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.88 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.20 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.87 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Nepali (153,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Maithili
40,000
Bhojpuri
23,000
Dotyali
9,000
Hindi
8,500
Awadhi
8,400
Kumaoni
1,000
Angika
500
Marwari (India)
500
Bengali
300
Bantawa
300
Rangpuri
100
Musasa
50
Magahi
30
Rawat
30
Sanskrit
20
Primary Language Nepali (153,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Maithili 40,000
  Bhojpuri 23,000
  Dotyali 9,000
  Hindi 8,500
  Awadhi 8,400
  Kumaoni 1,000
  Angika 500
  Marwari (India) 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  (1914-2012)
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