Lodha (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Some claim their descent from Lav, the son of Lord Rama. Most of them live in central India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Lodha are an agricultural community. Besides cultivation, they raise cattle, work as agricultural laborers and make ropes. In some areas, the girls are tattooed at an early age on the chin and forehand. The Lodha people are moderately educated.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Lodha people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They 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 like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like 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?

Nominal Christianity may have caused these people to have a misunderstanding as to what it means to follow Christ. Pray for workers to take the gospel to these people in both oral and written forms.


Prayer Points

Pray for the few followers of Christ among the Lodha community will be united in love around truth, growing in numbers and in maturity.
Pray they will put on the full armor of God, including the shield of faith.
Pray that a strong movement to Jesus will bring whole Lodha families and clans into a rich experience of God's blessings.
Pray they will be able to provide well for their families, with adequate food, shelter, and opportunities for schooling for their children.


Scripture Prayers for the Lodha (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lodha (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Lodha (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation LODE-hah
Alternate Names Balasaria; Baleshahi; Banbate; Bhagat; Bhara; Gagan; Kanwan; Kawandal; Kharia; Kisan; Lodh; Lodh Rajput; Lodhe; Lodhey; Lodhha; Lodhi; Lodhi Rajput; Madha Lodhe; Mahalodhi; Mandi; Parhiar; Parihar; Radha; Sabar; Savar; Tomar; लोढ़ा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 39,000
Population all Countries 6,231,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17378
ROP3 Code 112773
ROP25 Code 304759
ROP25 Name Lodha
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Lumbini
32,000
Bheri
4,800
Mahakali
1,100
Bagmati
300
Gandaki
200
Rapti
100
Kosi
70
Janakpur
60
Narayani
60
Seti
40
Mechi
30
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 11
  Lumbini 32,000
  Bheri 4,800
  Mahakali 1,100
  Bagmati 300
  Gandaki 200
  Rapti 100
  Kosi 70
  Janakpur 60
  Narayani 60
  Seti 40
  Mechi 30
Website South Asia Peoples
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 Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bhojpuri (22,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
7,200
Maithili
2,800
Kumaoni
900
Hindi
300
Primary Language Bhojpuri (22,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi 7,200
  Maithili 2,800
  Kumaoni 900
  Hindi 300
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri

Primary Language:  Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1911-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1998-2007)
Bible-Complete No
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Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
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