Jhojha (Hindu traditions) in India

The Jhojha (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The men of Hindu Jhojha were once soldiers in the armies of north India. Their name Jhojha comes from a word meaning, "battle."

The Jhojha are essentially small and medium sized farmers. Their villages tend to be of one caste. The Jhojha cultivate wheat, maize, sorghum and sugar cane.

The Jhojha have tried to obtain status as an Outward Backward Scheduled Caste but so far have been unsuccessful. Indian Scheduled Castes receive special preference for government jobs and university admissions.

The primary language of the Jhojha is Hind. They also speak other regional languages.


Where Are they Located?

Most Hindu Jhojha live in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. A smaller group resides in Uttarakhand.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Jhojha are an endogamous community, that is, they prefer marrying close kin. The families arrange marriages with the consent of the young people. Sons inherit their father's property. The newly married couple lives near or with the groom's parents. Monogamy or marriage to one wife is the general rule.

The Jhojha have fairly active caste councils, which deals with community welfare as well as an instrument of social control.

The Jhojha are not vegetarians but as Hindus they do not eat beef. Their main foods are wheat, maize, sorghum and seasonal vegetables and fruit.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Jhojha practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. The worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They believe that by performing certain rituals and good works that they can attain moksha, knowledge and freedom. They will then escape the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The Jhojha visit Hindu temples to offer prayers, food, flowers and incense to their gods in a hope to obtain favor.

The Jhojha participate in the yearly Hindu holidays of Holi, the festival of colors, Diwali, the festival of lights and Navratri, the celebration of autumn.


What Are Their Needs?

The Hindu Jhojha need to hear and understand the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. They need to see the love and mercy of Christ lived out in practical ways before them by Christians. They need help in bringing modern conveniences to their villages and in educating their children.


Prayer Points

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

* Pray the Jhojha will turn from their Hindu gods to the true God of the Bible.
* Pray that the Lord leads Christian workers to befriend and serve the Jhojha.
* Pray that the Lord raises up Bible-believing churches in the Jhojha community.


References

peoplegroups.org/explore/PeopleDetails.aspx?rop3=112339
joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17574


Profile Source:   David Kugel  

People Name General Jhojha (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Jhojha (Hindu traditions)
World Population 168,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names झोझा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17011
ROP3 Code 112339
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 2
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
139,000
Uttarakhand
29,000
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 2
  Uttar Pradesh 139,000
  Uttarakhand 29,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (150,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Western
7,900
Punjabi, Eastern
7,000
Garhwali
2,000
Kanauji
30
Primary Language Hindi (150,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Western 7,900
  Punjabi, Eastern 7,000
  Garhwali 2,000
  Kanauji 30
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 0.00 %)
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 People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source David Kugel  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.