Jogi Kanphata (Muslim traditions) in India

The Jogi Kanphata (Muslim traditions) have only been reported in India
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Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Jogi is a colloquial term for the "yogi," which refers to the people who practiced yoga as part of their daily rituals. Over time, this led to the formation of a community, and subsequently was formed into a caste. The Jogi are followers of yoga. The Yoga system of philosophy taught the means whereby the human soul might attain complete union with the Supreme Being. In general terms, the modern Jogis claims to have attained that union. The Jogi are made up of purely religious mendicants (i. e., beggars) of the various Jogi orders, various people who live by fortune telling, practicing exorcisms and divination, and others. They have subgroups. Though most are Hindu, there are also Muslim Jogis. They have subgroups such as the Kanphata. These Muslims live in Uttar Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

To earn a living, some turn to begging – taking up position on a straw mat in busy, overcrowded streets. Some tell fortunes, perform acts of divination, and even exorcise demons. They often live in dire poverty. Others have turned to agriculture. In Rajasthan the Nath are farmers. In Assam they are wet cultivators and landowners.

In Himachal Pradesh they have adult marriages negotiated by discussion. They are endogamous, meaning they prefer to marry within the group or clan. They allow for divorce and remarriage. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of the household.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their beliefs have the trappings of Hinduism, but the Kanphata Muslims among them are more likely to involve themselves in mysticism. Many Yogis believe that if they gain control over their fleshly desires, mind, and their will, they will have power to control nature. Some believe they have already achieved this "enlightenment."


What Are Their Needs?

Muslim Kanphata Jogis need a strong relationship with God the Father that will help them experience life to the full.


Prayer Points

Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to begin a disciple making movement.

Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will lead many to seek and find the only savior of mankind.

Pray for intercessors and loving workers for the Kanphata community.


Scripture Prayers for the Jogi Kanphata (Muslim traditions) in India.


References

http://www.mahavidya.ca/2019/12/28/the-kanphata-yogis/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jogi_(caste)


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Jogi Kanphata (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jogi Kanphata (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 2,300
Population all Countries 2,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names जोगी कंफटा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 21143
ROP3 Code 117965
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Uttar Pradesh 2,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Urdu (1,800 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
100
Primary Language Urdu (1,800 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 100
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible General / Other
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
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