Vasudev in India

The Vasudev have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Vasudev people live in Central India, especially Maharashtra.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many are farmers and livestock herders, but their community is noted for their religious contributions. They are known to wander through villages singing bhakti worship songs, invoking the favor of deceased spirits and surviving on alms. Some of them gather for religious dancing. This has been their way of life for many generations.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These Hindus have a special role in village life. Hindus believe they have the power to regain the favor of the dead. They mainly worship Krishna. Their religious practices are designed to bring honor to Krishna.


What Are Their Needs?

These people need to be freed from unclean spirits that misdirect them. Instead, they need the John 10:10 blessing of an abundant life offered by Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Vasudev culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among their family and community leaders to seek his face and enjoy his blessings.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Vasudev people.
Pray that soon the Vasudev people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Vasudev in India.


References

https://www.sid-thewanderer.com/2015/11/vasudev-wanderers-of-maharashtra.html


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Vasudev
People Name in Country Vasudev
Population this Country 17,000
Population all Countries 17,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Basdeva; Basudev; Basudeva; Basushabar; Bodewala Baba; Harabala; Vasdeo; Vasudeo; Wasan; Waso; वासुदेव
People ID 18301
ROP3 Code 113846
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 8
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
6,700
Chhattisgarh
4,300
Gujarat
3,300
Maharashtra
2,000
Karnataka
500
Odisha
400
Uttar Pradesh
100
Daman and Diu
20
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 8
  Madhya Pradesh 6,700
  Chhattisgarh 4,300
  Gujarat 3,300
  Maharashtra 2,000
  Karnataka 500
  Odisha 400
  Uttar Pradesh 100
  Daman and Diu 20
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (4,700 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Marathi
3,700
Gujarati
2,600
Chhattisgarhi
2,300
Nimadi
700
Odia
400
Kannada
300
Kanauji
40
Primary Language Hindi (4,700 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 3,700
  Gujarati 2,600
  Chhattisgarhi 2,300
  Nimadi 700
  Odia 400
  Kannada 300
  Kanauji 40
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  (1835-2019)
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Bible-NT Text Online
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Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more