Badhai (Hindu traditions) in India


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Subgroups: 25 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Gujar 92,000
Kanaujia 84,000
Lohar 83,000
Mathuria 83,000
Kundel Badhai 37,000
Mangal Badhai 37,000
Sutar Badhai 37,000
Marwadi 36,000
Mewada 31,000
Ahir 26,000

Introduction / History

The Badhai, Hindu of India are also know as the Jangid Brahmin. The Jangid Brahmin are successors of Vishwakarma, the chief architect in Hindu culture. Another famous Jangid Brahmin was Maharishi Angira. In ancient times Jangid Brahmin were described as various rishis or saints involved in meditation in jungles for inner vision and performing scientific experiments for the betterment of others.

Before the Industrial Revolution in Europe the Jangid Brahmin enjoyed the status of chief engineer / architect in Indian villages and cultures. Ancient Indian art and culture particularly building, temples, chariots war equipment was part of their wisdom and knowledge. Deep inner vision and talent gave them the credit to create various idols and images of Hindu gods and goddesses to be worshiped by all. They provided sketches or blueprints to various other assisting technical castes for work. Giving direction as per enlightenment gave them the status of divine people thus called Jangid Brahmins.

Large numbers of Jangid Brahmin in many communities have lost their jobs after the influence of industrialization and more and more people from other castes doing various technical works in an industrial way. Thus their inherited craftsmanship and skills are less praised or required and due to falling status of technical craftsmanship. To suggest entrepreneur manual labor to a Jangid Brahmin is not acceptable to them as they are somewhat egoistic people with strong self esteem.

The Jangid Brahmin are typical Indian people living in most areas of India. They are usually employed in the fields of engineering and education, small-scale industrial manufacturing typical doing engineering work for large industries. Some Jangid Brahmin work in the areas of carpentry, stone work and timber trade.

They are traditional Hindus and follow the ancient way as they themselves created various forms of Hindu idols and temples. One of their needs is systematic education in field Engineering as they have strong technical inheritance.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Badhai (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Vedanand  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-11
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-14
People Name General Badhai (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Badhai (Hindu traditions)
World Population 6,590,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 131
Alternate Names Acharia; Badai; Badhai; Badhi; Badigar; Barai; Bariji; Barji; Bimra; Chari; Dhawal; Jangid Brahman; Jangid Brahmin; Kalsi; Kundar; Kundera; Matharu; Mistry; Orh; Pansari; Pirahi; Pirhai; Saggu; Sheikh; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; Sutar; Suthar; Tarkhan; Thakur; Tudolia; Vishwakarma; Wadi; बधाई (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16332
ROP3 Code 111468
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - Badhai
People Group Badhai (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 25 (only 15 largest shown)
  Gujar 92,000
  Kanaujia 84,000
  Lohar 83,000
  Mathuria 83,000
  Kundel Badhai 37,000
  Mangal Badhai 37,000
  Sutar Badhai 37,000
  Marwadi 36,000
  Mewada 31,000
  Ahir 26,000
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 28
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
2,501,000
Bihar
937,000
Maharashtra
913,000
Madhya Pradesh
686,000
Gujarat
584,000
Telangana
295,000
Jharkhand
265,000
Odisha
99,000
Uttarakhand
73,000
Tripura
68,000
Karnataka
50,000
West Bengal
25,000
Goa
16,000
Andhra Pradesh
12,000
Chhattisgarh
9,200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 28  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 2,501,000
  Bihar 937,000
  Maharashtra 913,000
  Madhya Pradesh 686,000
  Gujarat 584,000
  Telangana 295,000
  Jharkhand 265,000
  Odisha 99,000
  Uttarakhand 73,000
  Tripura 68,000
  Karnataka 50,000
  West Bengal 25,000
  Goa 16,000
  Andhra Pradesh 12,000
  Chhattisgarh 9,200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (3,280,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 54
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
727,000
Marathi
632,000
Gujarati
542,000
Telugu
297,000
Awadhi
180,000
Maithili
105,000
Kanauji
90,000
Bengali
89,000
Odia
86,000
Kannada
57,000
Khandesi
41,000
Magahi
38,000
Bundeli
36,000
Konkani
36,000
Konkani, Goan
36,000
Primary Language Hindi (3,280,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 54
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 727,000
  Marathi 632,000
  Gujarati 542,000
  Telugu 297,000
  Awadhi 180,000
  Maithili 105,000
  Kanauji 90,000
  Bengali 89,000
  Odia 86,000
  Kannada 57,000
  Khandesi 41,000
  Magahi 38,000
  Bundeli 36,000
  Konkani 36,000
  Konkani, Goan 36,000
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Vedanand  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.