Jogi (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.

Introduction

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 and worshipers of the Hindu god Shiva. The Yoga system of philosophy taught the means whereby the human soul might attain complete union with the Supreme Being. The modern Jogi, speaking generally, claims to have attained that union and to be, therefore, a part of the Supreme. As followers of the yoga, they traditionally wear saffron-colored clothing. The Jogi are made up of purely religious mendicants (i.e., beggars) of the various Jogi orders, various people who live by fortune telling, practising exorcisms and divination, and others.


Ministry Obstacles

The Jogi community speaks several languages, and each language subgroup may need its own church planting project.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the Jogi people will discover the availability of scripture and videos such as the Jesus film on the Internet. Pray the Lord will prompt many to download and listen to these resources, and that they will be given understanding.


Prayer Focus

A few from the Jogi community have reported themselves as Christians to the census in the country where they reside. Please pray the Lord will show them they can indeed be united with the Supreme Being, through trust in God's Son, Jesus Christ. Pray the Jogi will be able to find employment to enable them to improve their standard of living. Pray they will be able to escape a begging mentality.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-13
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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-06-29
People Name General Jogi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Jogi (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation JOH-ghee
Population this Country 3,785,000
Population all Countries 4,419,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 76
Alternate Names Aughad; Banjogi; Bans; Bharadi; Chillar; Davari; Deuri; Devari; Faqir; Gandi; Giri; Goliya; Gosai; Gosain; Gosavi; Gosawi; Joatin; Jogali; Joganand; Jogar; Joger; Jogeswari; Jogi; Jogin; Joginath; Jogishwaram; Jogishwaran; Jogula; Jogula Kattunaiker; Jugi; Juginath; Jugiswain; Kamphata Jogi; Kanipa; Kanphata; Kolai; Masani; Namgiri; Nath; Nath Buva; Nath Jogi; Nath Maharaj; Nathpanthi; Nathpanthi Davari; Padha; Padha Jogi; Powar; Pupandaram; Purusha; Riwal; Ruel; Sanjogi; Sankam Andi; Sanyasi; Shiv Parvati Vivak Katha Vachak; Sihag; Sozhiyakar; Tanti Jogi; Tanwar; Toor; Yogeswaran; Yogi; Yogishwaran; जोगी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17019
ROP3 Code 112352
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 36
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
1,659,000
Rajasthan
548,000
Uttar Pradesh
375,000
Tripura
286,000
Madhya Pradesh
157,000
Bihar
140,000
Karnataka
130,000
Assam
125,000
Uttarakhand
73,000
Odisha
62,000
Tamil Nadu
33,000
Maharashtra
26,000
Jammu and Kashmir
26,000
Himachal Pradesh
25,000
Jharkhand
24,000
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 36  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 1,659,000
  Rajasthan 548,000
  Uttar Pradesh 375,000
  Tripura 286,000
  Madhya Pradesh 157,000
  Bihar 140,000
  Karnataka 130,000
  Assam 125,000
  Uttarakhand 73,000
  Odisha 62,000
  Tamil Nadu 33,000
  Maharashtra 26,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 26,000
  Himachal Pradesh 25,000
  Jharkhand 24,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (1,561,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 53
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
945,000
Dhundari
79,000
Marwari
75,000
Kannada
61,000
Mewari
50,000
Odia
46,000
Assamese
33,000
Bhojpuri
29,000
Tulu
26,000
Maithili
26,000
Telugu
26,000
Tamil
23,000
Shekhawati
23,000
Kok Borok
17,000
Gujarati
16,000
Primary Language Bengali (1,561,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 53
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 945,000
  Dhundari 79,000
  Marwari 75,000
  Kannada 61,000
  Mewari 50,000
  Odia 46,000
  Assamese 33,000
  Bhojpuri 29,000
  Tulu 26,000
  Maithili 26,000
  Telugu 26,000
  Tamil 23,000
  Shekhawati 23,000
  Kok Borok 17,000
  Gujarati 16,000
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
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 Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
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 Peter Anta - Pixabay  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more