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.


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People Name General Badhai (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Badhai (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 6,471,000
World Population 6,510,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 129
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 Hindi
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 South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 28
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
2,471,000
Bihar
926,000
Maharashtra
891,000
Madhya Pradesh
675,000
Gujarat
591,000
Telangana
289,000
Jharkhand
260,000
Odisha
98,000
Uttarakhand
72,000
Tripura
67,000
Karnataka
51,000
West Bengal
24,000
Goa
16,000
Andhra Pradesh
12,000
Chhattisgarh
9,100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 28  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 2,471,000
  Bihar 926,000
  Maharashtra 891,000
  Madhya Pradesh 675,000
  Gujarat 591,000
  Telangana 289,000
  Jharkhand 260,000
  Odisha 98,000
  Uttarakhand 72,000
  Tripura 67,000
  Karnataka 51,000
  West Bengal 24,000
  Goa 16,000
  Andhra Pradesh 12,000
  Chhattisgarh 9,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (3,284,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 54
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
728,000
Marathi
620,000
Gujarati
555,000
Telugu
294,000
Awadhi
180,000
Maithili
90,000
Bengali
89,000
Kanauji
89,000
Odia
86,000
Kannada
59,000
Khandesi
41,000
Magahi
38,000
Konkani, Goan
36,000
Konkani
36,000
Bundeli
35,000
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (3,284,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 54
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 728,000
  Marathi 620,000
  Gujarati 555,000
  Telugu 294,000
  Awadhi 180,000
  Maithili 90,000
  Bengali 89,000
  Kanauji 89,000
  Odia 86,000
  Kannada 59,000
  Khandesi 41,000
  Magahi 38,000
  Konkani, Goan 36,000
  Konkani 36,000
  Bundeli 35,000
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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Vedanand  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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