Arora (Hindu traditions) in Afghanistan


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Introduction / History

Arora is a business and mercantile community from South Asia. Most are Hindus, but there are many Sikhs and Muslims among them.
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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

These are a resilient people, and they managed to become an influential community. Today, many of them are prominent in the areas of business, education, medicine, finance, technology, engineering, manufacturing, entertainment and the armed forces. They probably rise to the top because of their rigorous work ethic. It could also be because of their insistence on making sure that their children get a higher education. 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 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. In Afghanistan there is a small Hindu community among them.


What Are Their Needs?

Aroras need God’s protection, especially those who live in Afghanistan. That country persecutes non-Muslims.


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.
Pray for Hindu Aroras in Afghanistan to have the spiritual hunger it takes to seek and find Jesus Christ no matter what the cost.
Pray for Hindu Aroras to disciple others who will disciple many more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Arora (Hindu traditions) in Afghanistan.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arora


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arora (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Arora (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation uh-ROHR-ah
Alternate Names Rhar; Rod; Ror; Rora; Vaishya; अरोरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 1,700
Population all Countries 4,906,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16239
ROP3 Code 111360
ROP25 Code 300504
ROP25 Name Arora
Country Afghanistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Afghanistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
80.00 %
Islam
20.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Saraiki (1,700 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Saraiki (1,700 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Saraiki
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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