Arora, Hindu in India






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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.

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-07
People Name General Arora, Hindu
People Name in Country Arora, Hindu
Population in India 4,040,000
World Population 4,052,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Rhar, Rod, Ror, Rora, Vaishya
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Arora, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 16239
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
Haryana (1,866,000) Delhi (1,200,000) Gujarat (483,000) Himachal Pradesh (328,000)
Punjab (100,000) Uttar Pradesh (20,000) Jammu and Kashmir (14,000) Chandigarh (11,000)
Uttarakhand (9,100) Rajasthan (3,000) Madhya Pradesh (2,100) Maharashtra (1,500)
Chhattisgarh (1,100) Manipur (200) Odisha (200) Daman and Diu (80)
Nagaland (80) Mizoram (20)
Total States on file:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
Haryana (1,866,000) Delhi (1,200,000)
Gujarat (483,000) Himachal Pradesh (328,000)
Punjab (100,000) Uttar Pradesh (20,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (14,000) Chandigarh (11,000)
Uttarakhand (9,100) Rajasthan (3,000)
Madhya Pradesh (2,100) Maharashtra (1,500)
Chhattisgarh (1,100) Manipur (200)
Odisha (200) Daman and Diu (80)
Nagaland (80) Mizoram (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  28  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (2,433,000) Panjabi, Eastern (579,000) Gujarati (285,000) Panjabi, Western (273,000)
Haryanvi (137,000) Kangri (75,000) Mandeali (61,000) Pahari, Mahasu (30,000)
Bilaspuri (23,000) Bagri (20,000) Bhattiyali (8,600) Dogri (7,100)
Saraiki (6,300) Chambeali (5,600) Churahi (3,500) Kachchi (1,900)
Kashmiri (1,000) Garhwali (1,000) Braj Bhasha (600) Ladakhi (500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 2,433,000 Panjabi, Eastern 579,000
Gujarati 285,000 Panjabi, Western 273,000
Haryanvi 137,000 Kangri 75,000
Mandeali 61,000 Pahari, Mahasu 30,000
Bilaspuri 23,000 Bagri 20,000
Bhattiyali 8,600 Dogri 7,100
Saraiki 6,300 Chambeali 5,600
Churahi 3,500 Kachchi 1,900
Kashmiri 1,000 Garhwali 1,000
Braj Bhasha 600 Ladakhi 500
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.94 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.06 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Roy Sinai   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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