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. Those who remained in Pakistan, especially the Hindus, were at the mercy of the Muslim majority.
These are a resilient people, and they managed to become an influential community in both India and Pakistan. 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.
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. Surprisingly, there is a large Hindu Arora community in Muslim Pakistan.
The Arora people, be they Hindu, Sikh or Muslim, need the spiritual hunger it takes to seek and find the only savior.
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 a movement to Christ among the Hindu Aroras in Pakistan that will spread to India.
Scripture Prayers for the Arora (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Arora (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Arora (Hindu traditions)|
|Alternate Names||Rhar; Rod; Ror; Rora; Vaishya; अरोरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Population this Country||28,000|
|Population all Countries||4,862,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||7 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Primary Language||Saraiki (11,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||skr Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Saraiki
Bible Translation Status: Unspecified
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Saraiki||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Miniafia Oyan: Saraiki||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Saraiki||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Saraiki||Literacy & Evangelism International|