Brahmin Jijhotia in India


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Introduction / History

The Jijjhotia or Jujhautiya are a group of Brahmins who live in north and central India. The Brahmins are the highest of the four castes or varnas of Hinduism. Their traditional occupation was that of priests, scholars and teachers. During the British period they were large landowners and helped the government collect taxes.

Today the Jijhotia work in other fields such a public service, agriculture and as professionals. The Jijhotria are often leaders in the careers they pursue. Their families encourage graduate degrees for their sons and daughters.

The primary language of the Jijjhotia is Hindi. As educated Indians they also speak English and regional languages.


Where Are they Located?

The largest groups of Jijhotia Brahmins live in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Smaller groups live in other regions of north, west and central India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Jijhotia take pride in their high status within Hinduism and Indian society.

Traditionally in the varna or caste system Brahmins are considered as priests, but a temple priest is a lowly position that no Brahmin family wants their sons to aspire towards. Rather, there is strong pressure for higher education, particularly in computer science and engineering. Jijhotria have a strong work ethic and are often leaders, whether politically, intellectually, spiritually or socially.

Brahmins are still deeply influenced by the traditional four stages of life; the first student stage is followed by the householder stage, where marriage, raising a family and being a productive member of society is the primary obligation of an individual. Once children are married there is time for spiritual concerns in the third stage of reclusiveness, which is followed (this is rarely practiced) by itinerant homeless wandering.

The Jijhtotia are strict vegetarians. Their main foods consist of rice, grains, vegetables and fruit.

The Jijhotia marry only within their caste but do not marry within their particular clan or gotra.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Jijhotia Brahmins practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that be performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The Jijhotia visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers and incense to their gods. As Brahmins, they officiate at Hindu festivals and ceremonies.

The main yearly holidays of the Hindu Jijjhotia people are Holi, the festival of colors, Diwali, the festival of lights and Navratri, the celebration of autumn.


What Are Their Needs?

The pride of the Brahmins can often get in the way of their seeing themselves as sinners in need of a Savior. They are resistant to enter the religion of Christianity where everyone is equal at the foot of the cross. The Brahmins as an influential and generally well-to-do community are not unlike the upper middle classes of most places. Their main needs involve relational strains that are usually kept behind closed doors. Modernization is breaking down family units, which have been the glue to society for many generations, and loneliness is increasingly a problem. They are expected to "achieve it all," but ironically, achieving it all can be empty.


Prayer Points

* Pray for Christ to reveal Himself to Jijhotia Brahmins.
* Pray for the eyes of Brahmin hearts to be open to Jesus Christ as Lord and King.
* Pray for Holy Spirit directed Christ followers to go to Jijhotia Brahmin communities.
* Pray for many to be prompted to faithfully pray for Jijhotia Brahmins.


References

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Profile Source:   David Kugel  

People Name General Brahmin Jijhotia
People Name in Country Brahmin Jijhotia
Population in India 476,000
World Population 477,400
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Bahun, Bajey, Brahman Terai, Brahmin Terai, Jujhautiya, ब्रह्मन, जिझोतिअ
People ID 19948
ROP3 Code 115724
Country India
Region South Asia
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 10
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
184,000
Madhya Pradesh
146,000
Bihar
116,000
Rajasthan
9,300
Odisha
8,500
Uttarakhand
7,900
Delhi
3,600
Chhattisgarh
1,500
Haryana
100
Sikkim
90
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Uttar Pradesh 184,000
  Madhya Pradesh 146,000
  Bihar 116,000
  Rajasthan 9,300
  Odisha 8,500
  Uttarakhand 7,900
  Delhi 3,600
  Chhattisgarh 1,500
  Haryana 100
  Sikkim 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (397,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
34,000
Bundeli
24,000
Maithili
6,100
Odia
3,600
Dhundari
2,600
Awadhi
1,800
Garhwali
1,600
Marwari
1,400
Malvi
800
Angika
800
Kanauji
500
Shekhawati
400
Mewari
300
Kumaoni
200
Chhattisgarhi
200
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (397,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 34,000
  Bundeli 24,000
  Maithili 6,100
  Odia 3,600
  Dhundari 2,600
  Awadhi 1,800
  Garhwali 1,600
  Marwari 1,400
  Malvi 800
  Angika 800
  Kanauji 500
  Shekhawati 400
  Mewari 300
  Kumaoni 200
  Chhattisgarhi 200
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
Amazon
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 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)
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 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source David Kugel  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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