Bhojki in India

The Bhojki have only been reported 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

Little is known about the history of Bhojki people. Their name, Bhojki, means “to feed” taken from their duties serving goddesses in the great temples of Kangra and Jawalamukhi.


Where Are they Located?

The Bhojki people live in Jammu and Kashmir, India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They consider themselves priests to be supported by income of the temples. They are known as a quarrelsome people of low morality, frequently involved in litigation. They eat meat and drink wine. They intermarry among themselves.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Bhojki is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition of the Indian subcontinent. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs. They 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. They officiate in Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a person or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Bhojki 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.


What Are Their Needs?

Although audio, visual and written Bible resources are available in their Kangri language, they remain unreached and unengaged with the truth of the gospel. Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them and his provisional payment of the penalty for their sins.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bhojki in India.

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Bhojki people for Jesus and that in God’s sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Bhojki families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Bhojki people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Bhojki people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


References

https://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=49057
http://www.indpaedia.com/ind/index.php/The_Pujaris_and_Bhojkis


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bhojki
People Name in Country Bhojki
World Population 4,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names भोज़की
People ID 16431
ROP3 Code 111582
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 3
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh
2,800
Punjab
1,300
Chandigarh
40
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 3
  Himachal Pradesh 2,800
  Punjab 1,300
  Chandigarh 40
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Kangri (2,000 speakers)
Language Code xnr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Eastern
1,400
Pahari, Kullu
300
Bilaspuri
200
Mandeali
100
Chambeali
60
Chinali
50
Primary Language Kangri (2,000 speakers)
Language Code xnr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Eastern 1,400
  Pahari, Kullu 300
  Bilaspuri 200
  Mandeali 100
  Chambeali 60
  Chinali 50
People Groups Speaking Kangri

Primary Language:  Kangri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1969-2007)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2017)
Bible-Complete No
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 Scripture / Scripture stories
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kangri
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kangri
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.44 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.56 %
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.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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