Arora (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
4,026,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-07
People Name General Arora (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Arora (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 4,026,000
World Population 4,038,400
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 80
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Rhar, Rod, Ror, Rora, Vaishya, अरोरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16239
ROP3 Code 111360
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Arora (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25n
Total Subgroups on file 6
Largest Subgroups
Dakhanadhi
55,000
Uthradhi
55,000
Dahre
51,000
Dakhana
0
Dhara
0
Uttardhi
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Arora (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25n
Total Subgroups 6
  Dakhanadhi 55,000
  Uthradhi 55,000
  Dahre 51,000
  Dakhana 0
  Dhara 0
  Uttardhi 0
Country India
Region South Asia
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 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Haryana
1,831,000
Delhi
1,214,000
Gujarat
464,000
Himachal Pradesh
318,000
Punjab
132,000
Uttar Pradesh
20,000
Jammu and Kashmir
17,000
Chandigarh
12,000
Uttarakhand
9,000
Rajasthan
3,000
Madhya Pradesh
2,100
Maharashtra
1,600
Chhattisgarh
1,100
Odisha
200
Manipur
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 18
  Haryana 1,831,000
  Delhi 1,214,000
  Gujarat 464,000
  Himachal Pradesh 318,000
  Punjab 132,000
  Uttar Pradesh 20,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 17,000
  Chandigarh 12,000
  Uttarakhand 9,000
  Rajasthan 3,000
  Madhya Pradesh 2,100
  Maharashtra 1,600
  Chhattisgarh 1,100
  Odisha 200
  Manipur 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (2,469,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
921,000
Gujarati
277,000
Haryanvi
138,000
Kangri
75,000
Mandeali
33,000
Pahari, Mahasu
29,000
Bagri
20,000
Bilaspuri
16,000
Bhattiyali
8,600
Dogri
7,200
Saraiki
6,600
Chambeali
5,500
Churahi
3,500
Kacchi
1,900
Kashmiri
1,400
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (2,469,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern 921,000
  Gujarati 277,000
  Haryanvi 138,000
  Kangri 75,000
  Mandeali 33,000
  Pahari, Mahasu 29,000
  Bagri 20,000
  Bilaspuri 16,000
  Bhattiyali 8,600
  Dogri 7,200
  Saraiki 6,600
  Chambeali 5,500
  Churahi 3,500
  Kacchi 1,900
  Kashmiri 1,400
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  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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 %
Photo Source Roy Sinai  Creative Commons 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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