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Jangam (Hindu traditions) in India

Jangam (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,400 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Jangam (Hindu traditions) in India

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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
* 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.


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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,400
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (1,400)Uttarakhand (60)
Himachal Pradesh (30)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jangam (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Jangam (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
जंगम (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112297
Joshua Project People ID: 16986
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,400
Population all Countries: 1,400
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Jangam (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (1,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Garhwali (50)Kanauji (50)
Chambeali (20)Ladakhi (Unknown)
Haryanvi (Unknown)Punjabi, Eastern (Unknown)
Total Languages: 7
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2012
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
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 / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Hindi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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