Masan Jogi in India

The Masan Jogi have only been reported in India
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Masan Jogis have traditionally been people who deal with cremating the dead as a major part of their religious duties. They survived on alms like other Jogi subgroups, but their job had to do with cremation and dealing with the dead.

The Masan are a subgroup of the Jogis. Jogi is a colloquial term for the "yogi", which refers to the people who practiced yoga as part of their daily rituals. Over time, this led to the formation of a community, and subsequently the Masan Jogis formed into a caste.


Where Are they Located?

Most of the Masan Jogi live in Maharashtra, Karnataka or Telangana, states in central India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In a certain way, they have high status since they are involved with religious rituals, and in another way, they have low status, since they deal with the dead, something which brings contempt in Hindu culture. They live apart from other communities, often in or near the places where they perform cremations. Others have been wandering pilgrims, more like other Jogis. In recent years the Masan Jogi have been striving to gain more political clout, especially in the state of Maharashtra.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Masan Jogi are followers of yoga and worshipers of the Hindu god Shiva. The Yoga system of philosophy taught the means whereby the human soul might attain complete union with the Supreme Being. The modern Jogi, speaking generally, claims to have attained that union and to be, therefore, a part of the Supreme. As followers of the yoga, they traditionally wear saffron-colored clothing. The Jogi are made up of purely religious mendicants (i.e., beggars) of the various Jogi orders, various people who live by fortune telling, practicing exorcisms and divination, and others.


What Are Their Needs?

The Masan Jogis need to be empowered to get beyond where they are, both spiritually and economically.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Masan Jogi in India.

* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Masan Jogis.
* Pray for the Masan Jogis to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Masan Jogis to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Masan Jogi disciples to make more disciples.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Masan Jogi communities.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17019/IN
https://www.hindustantimes.com/photos/india-news/photos-masan-jogi-woman-battles-caste-to-become-sarpanch-in-maharashtra/photo-7k95zWXjbsdDNUc6EStkKL.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jogi


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Masan Jogi
People Name in Country Masan Jogi
World Population 32,000
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 Adike Sidda; Gombeyatadavaru; Kadupapa; Katabu; Katibaglodu; Katikapurio; Katikapurlu; Katipapala; Katipapari; Katipappla; Kiliket; Killiket; Koti Papori; Mapan Jogi; Pakanati Golla; Siddaru; Sudugadu Sidda; Sudugadu Siddha; Telugu Jangam; Telugu Jangama; मसन जोगी
People ID 18182
ROP3 Code 113694
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 6
Largest States
Karnataka
29,000
Maharashtra
1,400
Telangana
900
Andhra Pradesh
700
Tamil Nadu
200
Goa
60
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 6
  Karnataka 29,000
  Maharashtra 1,400
  Telangana 900
  Andhra Pradesh 700
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Goa 60
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Kannada (26,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Telugu
3,300
Marathi
2,200
Primary Language Kannada (26,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 3,300
  Marathi 2,200
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2016)
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 Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
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 Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
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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