Badhi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


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Introduction / History

This vegetarian Hindu people group lives in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. Different sources give different answers to what their traditional occupation was. Some say that they were once jugglers, and that those in rural areas made stone grinders. Another source says that they were traditionally basket-weavers. Today some work as carpenters, day laborers or as farmers along with their traditional occupations. There are those who have taken to begging for alms. The Badhi people are very poor.

The Badhis follow traditional Hindu practices when it comes to marriage. Families negotiate their marriages, and parents pay a dowry. After the Hindu marriage rituals are performed, the couple is officially married. Tragically, the Badhi people suffer a higher than average divorce rate, and either spouce can seek a divorce. If the wife opts for the divorce, then the bride price must be returned to the groom's family. Divorcees above 30 years of age are not permitted to re-marry.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Badhi people are Hindu, and they focus much of their worship on clan and village deities, especially their patron god, Kalimata.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Badhi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.

* Pray that the Badhi people will soon give their full allegiance to Jesus Christ, and forsake all other gods.
* Pray that God will do a miracle in Badhi marriages to demonstrate His loving-kindness for their families.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Badhi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Badhi (Hindu traditions)
World Population 116,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Baandhi; Badde; Badhi; Badhi Nagalu; Badi; Badia; Bandi Nagalu; Barwa; Chinaora; Dapad; Jamoria; Kalbelia; Melori; Nagalu; Nat; Odmata; Pirahi; Pirhai; Rehr; Sampheriya; Sapad; Sapela; Sapela Nat; Sapera; Sheikh; Shilpakar; Silpkar Badi; Tamoria; Uranamara; बढ़ी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16273
ROP3 Code 111398
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Seti
8,300
Gandaki
5,900
Bheri
5,200
Bagmati
3,100
Lumbini
3,100
Rapti
3,000
Kosi
1,800
Mahakali
1,800
Narayani
1,000
Janakpur
800
Karnali
800
Sagarmatha
700
Mechi
400
Dhaulagiri
300
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Seti 8,300
  Gandaki 5,900
  Bheri 5,200
  Bagmati 3,100
  Lumbini 3,100
  Rapti 3,000
  Kosi 1,800
  Mahakali 1,800
  Narayani 1,000
  Janakpur 800
  Karnali 800
  Sagarmatha 700
  Mechi 400
  Dhaulagiri 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (27,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Dotyali
5,000
Bhojpuri
3,100
Maithili
1,500
Awadhi
1,300
Kumaoni
40
Primary Language Nepali (27,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Dotyali 5,000
  Bhojpuri 3,100
  Maithili 1,500
  Awadhi 1,300
  Kumaoni 40
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Until We Met
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.