Bairagi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
231,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
Population in Nepal 231,000
World Population 3,879,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5 to 6
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Atit, Babaji, Bairagi, Bairagi Bawa, Bairagi Bostom, Baishnab, Bava, Bavaji, Bhat Brahman, Bhat Brahmin, 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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
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
(3,400)
Karnali
(3,300)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
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 (3,400)
  Karnali (3,300)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (150,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
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)
Rajbanshi
(100)
Musasa
(50)
Magahi
(30)
Rawat
(30)
Sanskrit
(20)
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)
  Rajbanshi (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
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Nepali Bible stories
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-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.96 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.87 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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