Badhai (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.

Subgroups: 25 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Gujar 92,000
Kanaujia 84,000
Lohar 83,000
Mathuria 83,000
Kundel Badhai 37,000
Mangal Badhai 37,000
Sutar Badhai 37,000
Marwadi 36,000
Mewada 31,000
Ahir 26,000

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 - Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and the Shudras. 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 6,497,000
Population all Countries 6,535,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 130
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - Badhai
People Group Badhai (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 25 (only 15 largest shown)
  Gujar 92,000
  Kanaujia 84,000
  Lohar 83,000
  Mathuria 83,000
  Kundel Badhai 37,000
  Mangal Badhai 37,000
  Sutar Badhai 37,000
  Marwadi 36,000
  Mewada 31,000
  Ahir 26,000
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
2,477,000
Maharashtra
922,000
Bihar
919,000
Madhya Pradesh
678,000
Gujarat
576,000
Telangana
293,000
Jharkhand
266,000
Odisha
98,000
Uttarakhand
72,000
Tripura
66,000
Karnataka
49,000
West Bengal
26,000
Goa
16,000
Andhra Pradesh
12,000
Chhattisgarh
9,100
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 28  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 2,477,000
  Maharashtra 922,000
  Bihar 919,000
  Madhya Pradesh 678,000
  Gujarat 576,000
  Telangana 293,000
  Jharkhand 266,000
  Odisha 98,000
  Uttarakhand 72,000
  Tripura 66,000
  Karnataka 49,000
  West Bengal 26,000
  Goa 16,000
  Andhra Pradesh 12,000
  Chhattisgarh 9,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (3,323,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 54
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
729,000
Marathi
654,000
Gujarati
543,000
Telugu
300,000
Awadhi
181,000
Maithili
104,000
Bengali
92,000
Kanauji
91,000
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 (3,323,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 54
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 729,000
  Marathi 654,000
  Gujarati 543,000
  Telugu 300,000
  Awadhi 181,000
  Maithili 104,000
  Bengali 92,000
  Kanauji 91,000
  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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
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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