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Badhai (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Badhai (Hindu traditions)

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32,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 % Unknown   

Badhai (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Badhai, Hindu of India are also know as the Jangid Brahmin. The Jangid Brahmin are successors of Vishwakarma, the chief architect in Hindu culture. Another famous Jangid Brahmin was Maharishi Angira. In ancient times Jangid Brahmin were described as various rishis or saints involved in meditation in jungles for inner vision and performing scientific experiments for the betterment of others.

Before the Industrial Revolution in Europe the Jangid Brahmin enjoyed the status of chief engineer / architect in Indian villages and cultures. Ancient Indian art and culture particularly building, temples, chariots war equipment was part of their wisdom and knowledge. Deep inner vision and talent gave them the credit to create various idols and images of Hindu gods and goddesses to be worshiped by all. They provided sketches or blueprints to various other assisting technical castes for work. Giving direction as per enlightenment gave them the status of divine people thus called Jangid Brahmins.

Large numbers of Jangid Brahmin in many communities have lost their jobs after the influence of industrialization and more and more people from other castes doing various technical works in an industrial way. Thus their inherited craftsmanship and skills are less praised or required and due to falling status of technical craftsmanship. To suggest entrepreneur manual labor to a Jangid Brahmin is not acceptable to them as they are somewhat egoistic people with strong self esteem.

The Jangid Brahmin are typical Indian people living in most areas of India. They are usually employed in the fields of engineering and education, small-scale industrial manufacturing typical doing engineering work for large industries. Some Jangid Brahmin work in the areas of carpentry, stone work and timber trade.

They are traditional Hindus and follow the ancient way as they themselves created various forms of Hindu idols and temples. One of their needs is systematic education in field Engineering as they have strong technical inheritance.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-01
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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:32,000
Largest Provinces:
Lumbini (9,000)Sagarmatha (8,000)
Janakpur (4,600)Kosi (3,400)
Narayani (2,500)Bheri (2,100)
Mahakali (1,100)Bagmati (500)
Seti (200)Mechi (200)
Total Provinces on file:12
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Badhai (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Badhai (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AchariaBadai
BadhaiBadhi
BadigarBarai
BarijiBarji
BimraChari
DhawalJangid Brahman
Jangid BrahminKalsi
KundarKundera
ROP3 Code: 111468
Joshua Project People ID: 16332
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 32,000
Population all Countries: 6,481,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Badhai (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (17,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Awadhi (7,200)Bhojpuri (5,800)
Nepali (1,300)Kumaoni (1,000)
Angika (200)Dotyali (200)
Hindi (100)Bengali (80)
Haryanvi (20)
Total Languages: 10
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.15 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.85 % 
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
2010Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsOral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoGood News (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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