Jogi (Muslim traditions) in India


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

Introduction / History

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. In general terms, the modern Jogis 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, practicing exorcisms and divination, and others. They have subgroups including the Nath. The Nath Jogis live all over northern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

To earn a living, some turn to begging – taking up position on a straw mat in busy, overcrowded streets. Some tell fortunes, perform acts of divination, and even exorcise demons. They often live in dire poverty. Others have turned to agriculture. In Rajasthan the Nath are farmers. In Assam they are wet cultivators and landowners. In Himachal Pradesh they have adult marriages negotiated by discussion. They are endogamous, meaning they prefer to marry within the group or clan. They allow for divorce and remarriage. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of the household.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their lives revolve around yoga so every day they practice yoga rituals. Many Yogis believe that if they gain control over their fleshly desires, mind, and their will, they will have power to control nature and potentially become divine. Most worship the Hindu god Shiva as they seek to attain complete union with the supreme being. Some believe they have already achieved this "enlightenment." Though mostly Hindus, there are some Sikhs among them.


What Are Their Needs?

The Nath Jogis need a strong relationship with God the Father that will help them experience life to the full.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Jogi (Muslim traditions) in India.

* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to begin a disciple making movement. * Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will lead many to salvation. * Pray for intercessors and workers.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Jogi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jogi (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 101,000
Population all Countries 116,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Gosavi; Namgiri; Nath; Yogi; जोगी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17573
ROP3 Code 113000
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 5
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
99,000
Jammu and Kashmir
900
Himachal Pradesh
100
Uttarakhand
100
Rajasthan
60
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 5
  Uttar Pradesh 99,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 900
  Himachal Pradesh 100
  Uttarakhand 100
  Rajasthan 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (94,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
4,300
Awadhi
1,000
Dogri
500
Kanauji
300
Bundeli
100
Punjabi, Eastern
70
Merwari
40
Primary Language Urdu (94,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 4,300
  Awadhi 1,000
  Dogri 500
  Kanauji 300
  Bundeli 100
  Punjabi, Eastern 70
  Merwari 40
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2007)
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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