Arora (Hindu traditions) in India


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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. 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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

The Arora peoples of India desperately need spiritual hunger. As it stands, almost all of them are closed to the gospel of peace.


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 the Lord to raise up the right workers to go to India’s Arora Hindus.


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


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 4,876,000
Population all Countries 4,906,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 98
People ID 16239
ROP3 Code 111360
ROP25 Code 300504
ROP25 Name Arora
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Haryana
2,163,000
Delhi
1,456,000
Gujarat
555,000
Himachal Pradesh
378,000
Punjab
199,000
Uttar Pradesh
24,000
Jammu and Kashmir
19,000
Chandigarh
15,000
Uttarakhand
11,000
Rajasthan
3,600
Madhya Pradesh
2,700
Ladakh
2,200
Maharashtra
2,100
Chhattisgarh
1,300
Manipur
300
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 19
  Haryana 2,163,000
  Delhi 1,456,000
  Gujarat 555,000
  Himachal Pradesh 378,000
  Punjab 199,000
  Uttar Pradesh 24,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 19,000
  Chandigarh 15,000
  Uttarakhand 11,000
  Rajasthan 3,600
  Madhya Pradesh 2,700
  Ladakh 2,200
  Maharashtra 2,100
  Chhattisgarh 1,300
  Manipur 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.92 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.08 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (2,472,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
945,000
Gujarati
279,000
Haryanvi
174,000
Kangri
75,000
Mandeali
33,000
Bagri
22,000
Pahari, Mahasu
19,000
Bilaspuri
11,000
Bhattiyali
8,600
Dogri
7,300
Saraiki
7,200
Chambeali
5,500
Churahi
3,500
Kacchi
2,500
Kashmiri
1,500
Primary Language Hindi (2,472,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern 945,000
  Gujarati 279,000
  Haryanvi 174,000
  Kangri 75,000
  Mandeali 33,000
  Bagri 22,000
  Pahari, Mahasu 19,000
  Bilaspuri 11,000
  Bhattiyali 8,600
  Dogri 7,300
  Saraiki 7,200
  Chambeali 5,500
  Churahi 3,500
  Kacchi 2,500
  Kashmiri 1,500
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2022)
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Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
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Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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