Baha'i in India


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

Introduction / History

"The prophecy has been fulfilled!" shouted the jubilant Baha 'i worshippers on Mt. Carmel in Israel. Many of these Bahais came from India to celebrate the opening of the sacred Baha 'i Gardens in 2001 on this mountain near Haifa. During the 1800s Bahallujah, the founder of Baha 'ism, predicted the creation of the sacred garden on Mt. Carmel.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are a rich people group who often run their own businesses. Perhaps there is an opening for tentmaker missionaries to bring the message of Jesus Christ to them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Baha 'i religion began in Persia over 100 years ago as a reform movement within Islam. Bahallujah ran into trouble with Persia's Muslim rulers because he placed many other great religious leaders, whom he called ascended masters, on the same level as Mohammed. Bahallujah taught that the ascended masters include Moses, Buddha and Jesus, because all of them had risen from the dead. Such beliefs got him executed as a heretic. His followers then fled the growing persecution in Persia, and found new homes in India. Today the Baha 'is eagerly await the coming of the next ascended master.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Baha'i in India.

Ask God to open the spiritual eyes of the Baha 'is. May they realize that Jesus Christ was the only who has truly risen from the dead. Pray that the Baha 'is will be protected from further spiritual deception.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-04-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-09-30
People Name General Baha'i
People Name in Country Baha'i
Population this Country 15,000
Population all Countries 27,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bin; Binda; Bing; बहा'ई
People ID 10564
ROP3 Code 100760
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 9
Largest States
Maharashtra
7,400
Delhi
3,200
Tamil Nadu
1,600
Odisha
1,400
Chandigarh
500
Sikkim
400
West Bengal
200
Andaman and Nicobar
200
Goa
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 9
  Maharashtra 7,400
  Delhi 3,200
  Tamil Nadu 1,600
  Odisha 1,400
  Chandigarh 500
  Sikkim 400
  West Bengal 200
  Andaman and Nicobar 200
  Goa 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (9,300 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
English
1,600
Tamil
1,600
Marathi
900
Odia
300
Bengali
200
Gujarati
100
Nepali
70
Primary Language Hindi (9,300 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  English 1,600
  Tamil 1,600
  Marathi 900
  Odia 300
  Bengali 200
  Gujarati 100
  Nepali 70
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: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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