Jogi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
3,205,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

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, and subsequently was formed into a caste. The Jogi are followers of yoga and 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. 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, practising exorcisms and divination, and others.


Ministry Obstacles

The Jogi community speaks several languages, and each language subgroup may need its own church planting project.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the Jogi people will discover the availability of scripture and videos such as the Jesus film on the Internet. Pray the Lord will prompt many to download and listen to these resources, and that they will be given understanding.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Jogi community has reported themselves as Christians to the census in Pakistan, India, Nepal or Bangladesh. Please pray the Lord will show them they can indeed be united with the Supreme Being, through trust in God's Son, Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

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.


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People Name General Jogi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Jogi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 3,205,000
World Population 3,808,600
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 35
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (1,390,000) Rajasthan (472,000) Uttar Pradesh (336,000)
Tripura (234,000) Madhya Pradesh (138,000) Bihar (127,000)
Karnataka (111,000) Assam (106,000) Uttarakhand (67,000)
Odisha (49,000) Tamil Nadu (29,000) Himachal Pradesh (23,000)
Maharashtra (22,000) Jammu and Kashmir (21,000) Jharkhand (20,000)
Chhattisgarh (19,000) Gujarat (18,000) Andaman and Nicobar (5,000)
Meghalaya (4,100) Delhi (3,700)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 35  (only 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (1,390,000) Rajasthan (472,000)
Uttar Pradesh (336,000) Tripura (234,000)
Madhya Pradesh (138,000) Bihar (127,000)
Karnataka (111,000) Assam (106,000)
Uttarakhand (67,000) Odisha (49,000)
Tamil Nadu (29,000) Himachal Pradesh (23,000)
Maharashtra (22,000) Jammu and Kashmir (21,000)
Jharkhand (20,000) Chhattisgarh (19,000)
Gujarat (18,000) Andaman and Nicobar (5,000)
Meghalaya (4,100) Delhi (3,700)
Primary Language: Bengali (1,529,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 53
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (842,000) Dhundari (85,000) Assamese (56,000)
Kannada (55,000) Marwari (54,000) Mewari (50,000)
Oriya (45,000) Bhojpuri (28,000) Tulu (27,000)
Tamil (25,000) Telugu (24,000) Maithili (23,000)
Shekhawati (23,000) Garhwali (16,000) Gujarati (16,000)
Haroti: Harauti (16,000) Marathi (15,000) Kumaoni (13,000)
Merwari (12,000) Dogri (12,000)
Primary Language: Bengali (1,529,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 53
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (842,000) Dhundari (85,000)
Assamese (56,000) Kannada (55,000)
Marwari (54,000) Mewari (50,000)
Oriya (45,000) Bhojpuri (28,000)
Tulu (27,000) Tamil (25,000)
Telugu (24,000) Maithili (23,000)
Shekhawati (23,000) Garhwali (16,000)
Gujarati (16,000) Haroti: Harauti (16,000)
Marathi (15,000) Kumaoni (13,000)
Merwari (12,000) Dogri (12,000)
Primary Language: Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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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 General Ministry Resources
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
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Gerald Roberts  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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