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 vast majority of these Hindus are in India but some now live in Nepal or Bhutan.
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.
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.
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.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Jogi (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Jogi (Hindu traditions)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||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)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||25 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||6|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Maithili (600 speakers)|
|Language Code||mai Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Maithili
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2010)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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|