Lodha (Hindu traditions) in India


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Introduction / History

The Lodha are an agricultural community. Some claim their descent from Lav, the son of Lord Rama. Most of them live in central India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Besides cultivation, they raise cattle, work as agricultural laborers and make ropes. In some areas, the girls are tattooed at an early age on the chin and forehand. The Lodha are moderately educated.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Lodha people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

Nominal Christianity may have caused these people to have a misunderstanding as to what it means to follow Christ. Pray for workers to take the gospel message to these people in both oral and written form.


Prayer Points

Pray for the few followers of Christ among the Lodha community, that they will be united in love around truth, growing in numbers and in maturity. Pray they will put on the full armor of God, including the shield of faith.

Pray that a strong movement to Jesus will bring whole Lodha families and clans into a rich experience of God's blessings.

Pray they will be able to provide well for their families, with adequate food, shelter, and opportunities for schooling for their children.


Scripture Prayers for the Lodha (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lodha (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Lodha (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation LODE-hah
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)
Population this Country 6,192,000
Population all Countries 6,231,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 124
People ID 17378
ROP3 Code 112773
ROP25 Code 304759
ROP25 Name Lodha
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
4,038,000
Madhya Pradesh
1,814,000
Rajasthan
307,000
Chhattisgarh
297,000
Maharashtra
134,000
Uttarakhand
48,000
Delhi
26,000
Telangana
25,000
Haryana
1,800
Gujarat
1,300
Bihar
900
Andaman and Nicobar
700
Punjab
100
Daman and Diu
20
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Uttar Pradesh 4,038,000
  Madhya Pradesh 1,814,000
  Rajasthan 307,000
  Chhattisgarh 297,000
  Maharashtra 134,000
  Uttarakhand 48,000
  Delhi 26,000
  Telangana 25,000
  Haryana 1,800
  Gujarat 1,300
  Bihar 900
  Andaman and Nicobar 700
  Punjab 100
  Daman and Diu 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.93 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (5,344,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Awadhi
390,000
Kanauji
213,000
Chhattisgarhi
192,000
Bundeli
153,000
Marathi
100,000
Haroti
65,000
Bhojpuri
61,000
Malvi
28,000
Braj Bhasha
27,000
Telugu
23,000
Dhundari
21,000
Garhwali
20,000
Marwari (India)
15,000
Nimadi
8,000
Bagheli
7,000
Primary Language Hindi (5,344,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Awadhi 390,000
  Kanauji 213,000
  Chhattisgarhi 192,000
  Bundeli 153,000
  Marathi 100,000
  Haroti 65,000
  Bhojpuri 61,000
  Malvi 28,000
  Braj Bhasha 27,000
  Telugu 23,000
  Dhundari 21,000
  Garhwali 20,000
  Marwari (India) 15,000
  Nimadi 8,000
  Bagheli 7,000
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

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Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2022)
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