Badhai (Hindu traditions) in India


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

Introduction / History

The Badhai are also known as the Jangid Brahmin. The Jangid Brahmin are successors of Vishwakarma, the chief architects in Hindu culture. In ancient times Jangid Brahmins were described as saints involved in meditation for inner vision and performing scientific experiments for the betterment of others. The Jangid Brahmins enjoyed the status of engineers and architects in Indian cities and towns. Ancient Indian art and culture particularly building temples, and chariots were built by Badhai. They created various idols and images of Hindu gods and goddesses to be worshiped by all. The Badhai provided sketches or blueprints to for builders in making Hindu temples. The Jangid Brahmin live today in most areas of India. The primary language of the Badhai is Hindi. Many also speak English and the local languages where they live.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the inherited craftsmanship and skills of the Badhai are less required than in ancient times. Thus they are losing a degree of status. Manual labor or farm work is not an option to a Jangid Brahmin as they have high self-esteem. Most Badhai are still employed in the fields of engineering, education, small-scale industrial manufacturing, and doing engineering work for large industries. Some Jangid Brahmin work in the areas of the building trades.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Badhai worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain "moksha" or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The Bahai visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods as Christians do. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs. The main yearly holidays of the Badhai people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring, Diwali, the festival of lights, Navratri, the celebration of autumn and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday. The caste system divides Hindus into four main categories. Dalits and tribal peoples are outside of the caste system.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bahai need to see themselves are sinners in need of a Savior. Their pride in their Hindu traditions can prevent them from coming to a true knowledge of God.


Prayer Points

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

Ask the Lord to move among the Badhai so they will be open to hearing the good news. Pray for a disciple making movement among the Jangid Brahmins this decade. Pray for the Lord to send out higher caste Indian believers to tell the Jangid Brahmin about the Lord.


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
Population this Country 7,623,000
Population all Countries 7,684,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 152
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
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
2,907,000
Maharashtra
1,088,000
Bihar
1,077,000
Madhya Pradesh
796,000
Gujarat
676,000
Telangana
339,000
Jharkhand
311,000
Odisha
115,000
Uttarakhand
84,000
Tripura
78,000
Karnataka
57,000
West Bengal
30,000
Goa
18,000
Andhra Pradesh
14,000
Chhattisgarh
11,000
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 2,907,000
  Maharashtra 1,088,000
  Bihar 1,077,000
  Madhya Pradesh 796,000
  Gujarat 676,000
  Telangana 339,000
  Jharkhand 311,000
  Odisha 115,000
  Uttarakhand 84,000
  Tripura 78,000
  Karnataka 57,000
  West Bengal 30,000
  Goa 18,000
  Andhra Pradesh 14,000
  Chhattisgarh 11,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (3,334,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 53
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
729,000
Marathi
666,000
Gujarati
546,000
Telugu
299,000
Awadhi
181,000
Maithili
104,000
Bengali
92,000
Kanauji
92,000
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 (3,334,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 53
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 729,000
  Marathi 666,000
  Gujarati 546,000
  Telugu 299,000
  Awadhi 181,000
  Maithili 104,000
  Bengali 92,000
  Kanauji 92,000
  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
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
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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