Jogi (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


Population
602,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Jogi is a colloquial term for the "yogi", which refers to the people who practiced Yoga as part of their daily rituals. Over time, this led to the formation of a community. At one time Jogis were from one family lineage, but they now include people from various castes.

As followers of the yoga, they traditionally wear saffron-colored clothing. The Jogi are made up of purely religious mendicants (i.e., beggars) of the various Jogi orders, various people who live by fortune telling, practicing exorcisms and divination, and others.
In Muslim Bangladesh, these caste Hindus stand out. Most likely Muslims in Bangladesh feel that such people are a threat to having Bangladesh be a pure Muslim land.


Where Are they Located?

By far the most Jogis live either in India or Pakistan, but there are some in Bangladesh as well.


What Are Their Lives Like?

This is a people group that lives very impoverished lives. They live by entertaining and begging, providing a spectacle for others. Many Hindus look up to the Jogis.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Jogis are usually very interested in spiritual matters, or they would not be willing to live in such poverty and uncertainty. The Jogi are worshipers of the Hindu god Shiva. The Yoga system of philosophy taught the means whereby the human soul might attain complete union with the Supreme Being. The modern Jogi, speaking generally, claims to have attained that union and to be, therefore, a part of the Supreme.


What Are Their Needs?

The Jogi community needs to understand that they are wasting their lives without performing a needed task, and that they need to dramatically change how they think and act.


Prayer Points

* Pray the Jogi will be able to find employment to enable them to improve their standard of living. Pray they will be able to escape a begging mentality.
* Pray that there will be many Christian workers called by God to take the gospel to the Jogis in Bangladesh.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to touch the hearts of the Jogi people in Bangladesh in such a way that they will understand that they must submit to the risen Christ.
* Pray that the Lord will use the Jogi people to spread His word in India and Bangladesh.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jogi
http://www.dawn.com/news/1224299


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Jogi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Jogi (Hindu traditions)
Population in Bangladesh 602,000
World Population 3,787,600
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Aughad, Banjogi, Bans, Bharadi, Chillar, Davari, Deuri, Devari, Faqir, Gandi, Giri, Goliya, Gosai, Gosain, Gosavi, Gosawi, Joatin, Jogali, Joganand, Jogar, Joger, Jogeswari, Jogi, Jogin, Joginath, Jogishwaram, Jogishwaran, Jogula, Jogula Kattunaiker, Jugi, Juginath, Jugiswain, Kamphata Jogi, Kanipa, Kanphata, Kolai, Masani, Namgiri, Nath, Nath Buva, Nath Jogi, Nath Maharaj, Nathpanthi, Nathpanthi Davari, Padha, Padha Jogi, Powar, Pupandaram, Purusha, Riwal, Ruel, Sanjogi, Sankam Andi, Sanyasi, Shiv Parvati Vivak Katha Vachak, Sihag, Sozhiyakar, Tanti Jogi, Tanwar, Toor, Yogeswaran, Yogi, Yogishwaran, जोगी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17019
ROP3 Code 112352
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Chittagong
(307,000)
Sylhet
(96,000)
Dhaka
(95,000)
Barisal
(33,000)
Khulna
(32,000)
Rangpur
(24,000)
Rajshahi
(16,000)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Chittagong (307,000)
  Sylhet (96,000)
  Dhaka (95,000)
  Barisal (33,000)
  Khulna (32,000)
  Rangpur (24,000)
  Rajshahi (16,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (382,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
(75,000)
Sylheti
(67,000)
Bishnupriya
(3,600)
Kok Borok
(1,300)
Assamese
(1,200)
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (382,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian (75,000)
  Sylheti (67,000)
  Bishnupriya (3,600)
  Kok Borok (1,300)
  Assamese (1,200)
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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 Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.08 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.92 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Gerald Roberts  
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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