Bairagi (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan


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Largest Religion
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* 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 3,000
Population all Countries 3,991,000
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 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Punjab 3,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Saraiki (3,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Saraiki (3,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Saraiki

Primary Language:  Saraiki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1898-2009)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
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)
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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