Jangam (Hindu traditions) in India

The Jangam (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Jangams are an order of wandering Hindu monks, devoted to the god Shiva.


Where Are they Located?

They live in northern India, especially Uttar Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

As ascetics, the Jangam people live simple lives. Many of them live off the alms. They function as priests for Hindus who worship Shiva. They have developed their own meditation technique called Jangama Dhyana. They have also developed the dance form called Jangam Veeragase, which is vigorously performed at Hindu shrines in South India. This dance is accompanied by a narrated story of Veerabhadra, who is an avatar of Shiva.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Jangam people are Hindus who are especially devoted to Shiva. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to Shiva in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with Shiva like Christians or Jews do with the God of all mankind.


What Are Their Needs?

The Jangam people need to make their lives count for the good of their neighbors. They need to point the way to Jesus Christ, the blesser of all who call on His name. They need open spiritual hearts that will accept that they cannot attain spiritual merit on their own, but they must instead surrender to the One True God and allow His goodness to flow through them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Jangam (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Jangam people teachable and spiritually understanding hearts.
* Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Jangam families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for Jangam families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Jangam family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16986/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jangam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gs_TOAtFJw


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Jangam (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Jangam (Hindu traditions)
World Population 1,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Jhangam; Jhangu; जंगम (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16986
ROP3 Code 112297
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
Uttar Pradesh
1,300
Uttarakhand
60
Himachal Pradesh
30
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
  Uttar Pradesh 1,300
  Uttarakhand 60
  Himachal Pradesh 30
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (1,300 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Kanauji
50
Garhwali
50
Chambeali
20
Ladakhi Haryanvi Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Hindi (1,300 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Kanauji 50
  Garhwali 50
  Chambeali 20
  Ladakhi 10
  Haryanvi 0
  Punjabi, Eastern 0
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
Virtual Storehouse
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 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 Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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