Lodha (Hindu traditions) in Bhutan

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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

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.

Where Are they Located?

Most of the Lodha people live in India's northern and central states, but a few have migrated to Bhutan or Nepal.

What Are Their Lives Like?

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.

What Are Their Beliefs?

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.

What Are Their Needs?

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.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Lodha (Hindu traditions) in Bhutan.

* 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)
World Population 6,573,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
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)
People ID 17378
ROP3 Code 112773
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 45  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 45  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Western 600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Bengali Kharia
Primary Language Hindi
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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 The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
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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.