Bairagi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Unreached of the Day  11/18/2021

Bairagi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

The history of the Bairagi commences with Ramanuja, who lived in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and taught in the southern part of India. A proper Bairagi is one whose principal deity is either Vishnu or any of his incarnations, like Rama and Krishna. A mark (tilak) on the forehead and ear are their identification marks. They worship Gouranga as their family deity and Kali, Manasa and Durga as village deities. They are indifferent to the education of girls.

Ministry Obstacles

To follow Christ is to risk disturbing community harmony within this Hindu community.

Outreach Ideas

Much sustained, focused prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Bairagi community to understand and receive the good news of Jesus of Nazareth.

Scripture Focus

"And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him."  Hebrews 11:6

Scripture Prayer

Pray for this people group to come to God and understand that He will reward them with His truth.

Prayer Focus

Pray the few believers among the Bairagi people would grow in sharing and discussing God's Word with their families and friends. Pray for those that the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they would be zealous to learn of Christ, and that they would be sent teachers and pastors to help them. Pray they would live holy lives that honor Christ. Pray for the Hindu Bairagi community to make schooling for both boys and girls a priority.



People Name Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciationbay-RAH-ghee
Country Nepal
10/40 Window Yes
Population 237,000
World Population 3,999,000
Language Nepali
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image