Badhai (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 25 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Gujar 92,000
Kanaujia 84,000
Lohar 83,000
Mathuria 83,000
Kundel Badhai 37,000
Mangal Badhai 37,000
Sutar Badhai 37,000
Marwadi 36,000
Mewada 31,000
Ahir 26,000

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Badhai (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-11
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-14
People Name General Badhai (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Badhai (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation buh-DIE
World Population 6,535,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 130
Alternate Names Acharia; Badai; Badhai; Badhi; Badigar; Barai; Bariji; Barji; Bimra; Chari; Dhawal; Jangid Brahman; Jangid Brahmin; Kalsi; Kundar; Kundera; Matharu; Mistry; Orh; Pansari; Pirahi; Pirhai; Saggu; Sheikh; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; Sutar; Suthar; Tarkhan; Thakur; Tudolia; Vishwakarma; Wadi; बधाई (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16332
ROP3 Code 111468
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - Badhai
People Group Badhai (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 25 (only 15 largest shown)
  Gujar 92,000
  Kanaujia 84,000
  Lohar 83,000
  Mathuria 83,000
  Kundel Badhai 37,000
  Mangal Badhai 37,000
  Sutar Badhai 37,000
  Marwadi 36,000
  Mewada 31,000
  Ahir 26,000
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 on file 28
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
2,477,000
Maharashtra
922,000
Bihar
919,000
Madhya Pradesh
678,000
Gujarat
576,000
Telangana
293,000
Jharkhand
266,000
Odisha
98,000
Uttarakhand
72,000
Tripura
66,000
Karnataka
49,000
West Bengal
26,000
Goa
16,000
Andhra Pradesh
12,000
Chhattisgarh
9,100
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 28  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 2,477,000
  Maharashtra 922,000
  Bihar 919,000
  Madhya Pradesh 678,000
  Gujarat 576,000
  Telangana 293,000
  Jharkhand 266,000
  Odisha 98,000
  Uttarakhand 72,000
  Tripura 66,000
  Karnataka 49,000
  West Bengal 26,000
  Goa 16,000
  Andhra Pradesh 12,000
  Chhattisgarh 9,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (3,323,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 54
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
729,000
Marathi
654,000
Gujarati
543,000
Telugu
300,000
Awadhi
181,000
Maithili
104,000
Bengali
92,000
Kanauji
91,000
Odia
86,000
Kannada
56,000
Khandesi
40,000
Konkani, Goan
39,000
Magahi
38,000
Konkani
37,000
Bundeli
37,000
Primary Language Hindi (3,323,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 54
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 729,000
  Marathi 654,000
  Gujarati 543,000
  Telugu 300,000
  Awadhi 181,000
  Maithili 104,000
  Bengali 92,000
  Kanauji 91,000
  Odia 86,000
  Kannada 56,000
  Khandesi 40,000
  Konkani, Goan 39,000
  Magahi 38,000
  Konkani 37,000
  Bundeli 37,000
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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
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 Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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 The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.12 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.87 %
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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