The Lodha people are moderately educated. Their status and identity varies from place to place. They claim Rajput ancestry, which means high status, but many others consider them to be a "backward" community. They seem to be rising in their status and their economic situation, though their progress is slow.
Most of the Lodha people live in India's northern and central states, but a few have migrated to Bhutan or Nepal.
The Lodha people is generally agricultural. Besides cultivation, they rear cattle, work as agricultural laborers and make ropes. In today's world, some are starting their own businesses. In some areas, the girls are tattooed at an early age on the chin and forehand.
Some of these Hindus claim their descent from Lav, the son of Lord Rama. As strict Hindus, the Lodha people observe all the major festivals.
Though their identity may vary from state to state, the 44,000 Hindu Lodha people need to put their identity in Christ, the son of the one who formed mankind from the earth and gave him the commission to be fruitful and multiply.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to soften the Lodha people's hearts and to create a discontent with the spiritual desert they live in.
*Pray for believers to adopt and evangelize the Lodha and to begin a vibrant church planting movement.
* Pray that their communities will be so thoroughly transformed that other peoples in India, Nepal and Bhutan will take notice.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Lodha (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Lodha (Hindu traditions)|
|Population in Bhutan||600|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Balasaria, Baleshahi, Banbate, Bhagat, Bhara, Gagan, Kanwan, Kawandal, Kharia, Kisan, Lodh, Lodh Rajput, Lodhe, Lodhey, Lodhha, Lodhi, Lodhi Rajput, Madha Lodhe, Mahalodhi, Mandi, Parhiar, Parihar, Radha, Sabar, Savar, Tomar, लोढ़ा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Persecution Rank||33 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Hindi|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|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||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Hindi|
|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||Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)|
|Photo Source||Copyrighted © 2018 Anonymous All rights reserved. Used with permission|
|Map Source||People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project|
|Profile Source||Keith Carey|
|Data Sources||Data is compiled from various sources. Read more|
|* Religion Values||From latest Bhutan census data. Current values may differ.|