Jogi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
900
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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, 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.


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)
Population in Nepal 900
World Population 3,697,600
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Kosi
(500)
Bagmati
(200)
Lumbini
(100)
Mechi
(100)
Mahakali
(40)
Seti
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 6
  Kosi (500)
  Bagmati (200)
  Lumbini (100)
  Mechi (100)
  Mahakali (40)
  Seti (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
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)
People Groups Speaking Maithili
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
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good News (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %
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
Religion Values * From Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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