The Bairagis are a group of gurus, or spiritual guides in the Hindu religious system. 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. They are much more numerous in India where there is a Hindu majority, but they also live in the nearby South Asian countries of Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Of those four countries, Pakistan has by far the smallest number of them.
They are indifferent to the education of girls. Most are involved with Hindu religious instruction. They have disciples who are from the forward castes that they touch base with usually once a year.
A mark (tilak) on the forehead and ear are their identification marks for these Hindus. They worship Gouranga as their family deity and Kali, Manasa and Durga as village deities.
The Bairagis need the humility to understand that they must look to the Lord and savior who paid for their sins by dying on the cross.
* Scripture Prayers for the Bairagi (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead the Bairagis to the one true savior of all mankind. Pray for the Lord to open the way for all of them to hear and respond to Jesus Christ. Pray for the Bairagis to lead a Disciple Making Movement among middle and high caste Hindus.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Bairagi (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Bairagi (Hindu traditions)|
|Population this Country||3,000|
|Population all Countries||3,991,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|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)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||5 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Saraiki
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Saraiki|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|