Budega Jangam in India

Budega Jangam
Photo Source:  Phanidhar 
Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Budega Jangam
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 370,000
World Population: 370,000
Primary Language: Telugu
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.01 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Beda Jangam were traditionally a religious mendicant and priestly class. They live in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Their occupations are religious gurus, agriculture, petty business, and government and private service.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are followers of the Veerashaiva sect, so they primarily worship the Hindu god Shiva, but they also believe in Shakthi and Panchacharyas. They wear Istalingas on their bodies, representation of Shiva and used as a symbol for worship in temples.

What Are Their Needs?

Their greatest need is for sufficient food, education and good employment.

Prayer Points

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will give the Beda Jangam people a willingness to accept the eternal blessings of Jesus Christ. Pray for a disciple making movement that will bless the Beda Jangam people this decade. Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Beda Jangam people.

Text Source:   Keith Carey