Bishnoi (Hindu traditions) in India

The Bishnoi (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Bania Rajput 4,100
Galna 4,100
Jat Khati 4,100

Introduction

The Bishnoi are a community of nature worshippers. The guru who founded the sect directed the worship of lord Vishnu (Bishnu), hence the name Bishnoi. On one day in the year 1730, 363 Bishnoi individuals voluntarily gave up their own lives in order to spare the cutting of trees growing near their village. The first lady to resist the tree cutters said, "If a tree is saved even at the cost of one's head, it's worth it." The axe intended for the tree severed her head, the first of 363 sacrifices.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of this Hindu/Animist group is very different than the worldview of a monotheist who acknowledges the creator God.


Outreach Ideas

Relationships must be built between believers and the Bishnoi.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Christian believers that will soon be found in the Bishnoi community, that they will be granted the gift of faith to believe and accept the gift of eternal life offered by Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Bishnoi, that they will transfer their allegiance from the creation to the Creator.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-20
People Name General Bishnoi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bishnoi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 949,000
World Population 949,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 19
Alternate Names Bishnoi, Bisnoi, Marwadi, Marwari, Vighiamal, Vishio, Vishnoi, Visro, Wisnoi, बिश्नोई (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16464
ROP3 Code 111628
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 10
Largest States
Rajasthan
639,000
Uttar Pradesh
134,000
Odisha
98,000
Haryana
71,000
Madhya Pradesh
3,900
Delhi
1,400
Punjab
1,100
Himachal Pradesh
500
Gujarat
400
Chandigarh
80
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 10
  Rajasthan 639,000
  Uttar Pradesh 134,000
  Odisha 98,000
  Haryana 71,000
  Madhya Pradesh 3,900
  Delhi 1,400
  Punjab 1,100
  Himachal Pradesh 500
  Gujarat 400
  Chandigarh 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (297,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Marwari
153,000
Odia
96,000
Merwari
45,000
Bagri
30,000
Dhundari
16,000
Haryanvi
7,900
Punjabi, Eastern
7,600
Mewari
2,400
Shekhawati
1,900
Bengali
1,000
Gujarati
900
Wagdi
300
Kangri
300
Primary Language Hindi (297,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Marwari 153,000
  Odia 96,000
  Merwari 45,000
  Bagri 30,000
  Dhundari 16,000
  Haryanvi 7,900
  Punjabi, Eastern 7,600
  Mewari 2,400
  Shekhawati 1,900
  Bengali 1,000
  Gujarati 900
  Wagdi 300
  Kangri 300
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 (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)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous  Creative Commons 
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
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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