Jogi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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, and subsequently was formed into a caste.


Where Are they Located?

The vast majority of these Hindus are in India but some now live in Nepal or Bhutan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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. Some do snake charming and other forms of entertainment for tourists.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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. They worship the Hindu god, Shiva.


What Are Their Needs?

The Jogi people have physical needs for physical and spiritual food. They need to earn a living by doing things that help people rather than deceiving them.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Holy Spirit will speak to leaders within Jogi communities in India, Nepal and Bhutan about how essential Christ is for spiritual enlightenment and salvation.
Pray that they will soon be convicted of sin and righteousness by the Holy Spirit.
Pray for them to begin to disciple one another in the ways of Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Jogi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17019/IN
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Jogi-People2/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jogi


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Jogi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Jogi (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation JOH-ghee
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)
Population this Country 1,100
Population all Countries 4,573,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17019
ROP3 Code 112352
ROP25 Code 303407
ROP25 Name Jogi
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Kosi
600
Bagmati
200
Lumbini
100
Mechi
100
Mahakali
50
Seti
30
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 6
  Kosi 600
  Bagmati 200
  Lumbini 100
  Mechi 100
  Mahakali 50
  Seti 30
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Maithili (600 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Bengali
100
Nepali
100
Bhojpuri
80
Hindi
30
Primary Language Maithili (600 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 100
  Nepali 100
  Bhojpuri 80
  Hindi 30
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
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Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
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Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Maithili Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter The Ancient Path Live Global
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Photo Source Peter Anta - Pixabay 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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