Bairagi (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

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.


Prayer Points

* 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.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bairagi_(caste)


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation bay-RAH-ghee
Population this Country 24,000
Population all Countries 4,585,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
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)
People ID 16297
ROP3 Code 111424
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Sindh
22,000
Punjab
2,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Sindh 22,000
  Punjab 2,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (14,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Dhatki
8,800
Saraiki
1,900
Kacchi
600
Marwari
600
Punjabi, Western
100
Primary Language Sindhi (14,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Dhatki 8,800
  Saraiki 1,900
  Kacchi 600
  Marwari 600
  Punjabi, Western 100
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
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 Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Sindhi
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Sindhi
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan 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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