Badhai (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Lohar 400
Kanaujia 200
Mathuria Unknown

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.


Profile Source:   Vedanand  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-01
People Name General Badhai (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Badhai (Hindu traditions)
Population in Nepal 32,000
World Population 6,510,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 12
Largest States
Lumbini
9,000
Sagarmatha
8,000
Janakpur
4,700
Kosi
3,400
Narayani
2,500
Bheri
2,100
Mahakali
1,100
Bagmati
500
Seti
200
Mechi
200
Rapti
60
Gandaki
50
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 12
  Lumbini 9,000
  Sagarmatha 8,000
  Janakpur 4,700
  Kosi 3,400
  Narayani 2,500
  Bheri 2,100
  Mahakali 1,100
  Bagmati 500
  Seti 200
  Mechi 200
  Rapti 60
  Gandaki 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (17,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
7,200
Bhojpuri
5,800
Nepali
1,300
Kumaoni
1,000
Angika
200
Dotyali
200
Hindi
100
Bengali
80
Haryanvi
20
Other People Groups Speaking Maithili
Primary Language Maithili (17,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi 7,200
  Bhojpuri 5,800
  Nepali 1,300
  Kumaoni 1,000
  Angika 200
  Dotyali 200
  Hindi 100
  Bengali 80
  Haryanvi 20
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
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 Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good News (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.15 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.85 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Vedanand  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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