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Brahmin Ojha in India

Brahmin Ojha

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
47,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Brahmin Ojha in India

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Introduction / History
Ojha Brahmins specialize in casting out unclean spirits and telling fortunes. For that reason, they are only obliquely related to other Brahmin communities that have their roots in performing Hindu rituals. Traditionally Brahmins have five daily duties; to the gods, to ancestors, to all creatures, to humans, and to study. Thus daily worship (duty to gods) and chanting of sacred texts (duty to study) are an integral part of many Brahmins' lives, even if this is only a token routine for many.

Where are they located?
Ojha Brahmins are scattered across India where they speak many different local languages.

What are their lives like?
Ojha Brahmins are still deeply influenced by the traditional four stages of life; the first student stage is followed by the householder stage, where marriage, raising a family and being a productive member of society is the primary obligation of an individual. Once children are married there is time for spiritual concerns in the third stage of reclusiveness, which is followed (this is rarely practiced) by itinerant homeless wandering (sannyasa).

What are their beliefs?
In some cases Brahmin subgroups are defined by their theological distinctions such as Madhva Brahmins, who are defined by their dualist theology, though everyone does not actually hold those beliefs. However, many Brahmin castes are made up of people who adhere to all the various philosophical and theological options espoused by modern Hindus, including hard core secularists and atheists. One can never predict what an individual Brahmin might believe or disbelieve!

What are their needs?
Brahmins as an influential and generally well-to-do community are not unlike the middle classes of most places. Their main needs involve relational strains that are usually kept behind closed doors. Modernization is breaking down family units which have been the glue to society for many generations, and loneliness is increasingly a problem. They are expected to "achieve it all," but ironically, achieving it all can be empty.

Prayer Points
* Pray for Christ to reveal Himself to Ojha Brahmin leaders.
* Ask God to break the hold that the occult has on the Ojha people and replace it with devotion to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Lord will open the hearts of the Ojha Brahmins so that they can enjoy the peace and joy that only comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
* Ask God to send faithful believers to reach out to the Ojha Brahmins.


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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:47,000
Largest States:
Madhya Pradesh (17,000)Maharashtra (11,000)
Uttar Pradesh (6,400)West Bengal (3,800)
Bihar (2,500)Chhattisgarh (2,300)
Uttarakhand (1,100)Odisha (800)
Andhra Pradesh (500)Telangana (400)
Total States on file:13
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Brahmin Ojha
People Name General: Brahmin Ojha
Alternate People Names:
Brahman TeraiBrahmin Terai
Vatariब्रामिन, ओझा
ROP3 Code: 115746
Joshua Project People ID: 19967
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 47,000
Population all Countries: 47,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin Ojha
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (29,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (9,800)Bengali (2,600)
Chhattisgarhi (1,700)Telugu (1,000)
Odia (800)Bhojpuri (500)
Maithili (400)Nimadi (300)
Gujarati (300)Kannada (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 15
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (
Film / VideoCoconuts (
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Brahmin Ojha in India

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      Brahmin Ojha India    
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