Ethnological and Legal Study of Jogis

Vaibhav Jain
2016 The Journal of Social Sciences Research   unpublished
We study Rawals(caste) of Jogis in Punjab, north western frontier and in Afghanistan and origin of Jogis of Jainism. The influence of Jogis on and beyond the north-west frontier is one of the most remarkable features of the cult. Legend connects the Gorkhatri at Peshawar with gorakh, and it was once a Jogi haunt, as both Babar and Abu'l-Fazl testify. The chief saint of the Jogis in the north-west is Pir ratn Nath of Peshawar (there are Jogi shrines in kohat a Punjabi city, Jalalabad and Kabul).
more » ... lalabad and Kabul). Faqirs and fortune tellers, both Hindu and Muslim but chiefly Muslim are Jogis as it is their primary work. The Muslim section of Jogis in Punjab is called Punjab-Rawals or Jogi-Rawals, which is derived from the Arabic word rammal which means diviner. The disciples of Pir ratn Nath do not wear the mundra, and to account for this tradition says that once when Jogis of the 12 orders had assembled at tilla Jogian for a tukra observance tilla Jogian (Tilla Jogian is the highest peak in the Eastern Salt Range in Punjab, Pakistan. At 975 meters (3200 ft) above sea level, it is about 25 km to the west of Jhelum city and 10 km west of the model village of Khukha). Rawal or Nagnath: This is third of the Shiva group. they constitute major portion of Muslim Jogis, in western district of Punjab(Pakistan) south of Afghanistan, there major work include fortune-telling and other practices which Jogis do in other parts of subcontinent. Abstract: This paper deals with a community of Jogis which is fighting for its survival in all phases and in each place (country). They are found in major religions but undeveloped and considered to be of low social status in all subcontinents and are victim of society. This community did that type of work for their livelihood which no other community does but they do it for their survival and livelihood. In this paper I throw the light upon the present living conditions and origin of Jogis in Afghanistan and their connections with Jogis of Jain origin these both communities are very petite in number now and the Jogis of Jain origin are may be now fully extinct.
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