Badhai (Hindu traditions) in India

Badhai (Hindu traditions)
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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Badhai (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 6,477,000
World Population: 6,515,000
Primary Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.01 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Badhai
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction

The Badhai of India are also know as the Jangid Brahmins. The Jangid Brahmins were the chief architects of Hindu temples. Before the Industrial Revolution, the Jangid Brahmins enjoyed the status of being the chief engineers and architects in Indian cities and villages. The building of temples, chariots and war equipment were part of their wisdom and knowledge. They provided the sketches or blueprints to various other building trades. Today the Badhai are usually employed in the fields of engineering, education and industrial manufacturing. Some Jangid Brahmins work in the areas of carpentry, stonework and the timber trade.

Ministry Obstacles

The Badhai, like many Brahmins, can be proud of their high status in Hinduism. Pride can be an obstacle to coming to know Christ.

Outreach Ideas

Bibles and literature exist in the main language of the Badhai, Hindi. Hindu background believers can share with them the blessings of knowing Christ.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known believers among the Badhai. Pray that God brings many Badhai into his kingdom soon through the witness of Indian believers.

Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray the Lord will start a movement of Badhai families experiencing God's blessings.
* Pray for the Badhai people to be delivered from their fear of Christianity and to embrace God's blessing through Christ.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Badhai people a love for God's Word and a desire to spread its influence.

Text Source:   Keith Carey