Arora, Hindu in India

Population

3,975,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

"The crowning glory of the Aroras is the elevation of Dr. Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister of India, who is an Arora. His elevation as prime minister is a tribute to the Indian democracy in which a man who belongs to a family that became penniless after the 1947 Partition rose to become prime minister. It also speaks of the grit and determination of the Arora community in which parents attach a lot of importance to education for their wards and instill in them a desire to live a life of dignity and honor."


What are Their Lives Like?

There have been many times in history when the Arora people have been violently persecuted. Their people were slaughtered during both the Arab and the Moghul invasions of the Subcontinent. Arora Hindus and Sikhs had to flee with nothing but the clothes they were wearing during the bloody Partition of India in 1947. Those who arrived in India were often taken advantage of by India's more powerful communities.

These are a resilient people, and they managed to become an influential community in India. Today, many of them are prominent in the areas of business, education, medicine, finance, technology, engineering, manufacturing, entertainment, and the armed forces. Why do they seem to rise to the top? Most likely it's because of their rigorous work ethic. It could also be because of their insistence on making sure that their children get a higher education.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Aroras are divided into three religions (Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism), yet they are open to visiting the sacred places of other religious communities. They are noted for their religious tolerance, yet very few have embraced Christ as the only way to salvation.


Prayer Points

* Pray that prominent Arora from all three religious communities will find Jesus to be the only way to eternal life.
* Pray that God will raise up Arora believers as His ambassadors to those without Christ throughout the subcontinent.



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Arora, Hindu
People Name in Country Arora, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111360
Joshua Project People ID 16239
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 3,975,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Rhar, Rod, Ror, Rora, Vaishya,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 2,425,243 Panjabi, Eastern 835,175 Gujarati 269,445 Haryanvi 137,150
Kangri 77,200 Mandeali 61,460 Pahari, Mahasu 29,780 Bilaspuri 27,300
Bagri 19,540 Bhattiyali 8,620 Dogri 7,080 Seraiki 6,245
Chambeali 5,590 Panjabi, Western 3,565 Churahi 3,500 Kachchi 1,850
Garhwali 950 Kashmiri 880 Braj Bhasha 560 Ladakhi 460
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Arora, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25n
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.94%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.06%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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