Arora (Sikh traditions) in India


Population
485,000
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: 2010-10-24
People Name General Arora (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Arora (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 485,000
World Population 486,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10 to 12
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Rod, Ror, Rora, Vaishya, अरोरा (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16241
ROP3 Code 111362
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 31
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
(369,000)
Haryana
(25,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(18,000)
Rajasthan
(17,000)
Delhi
(17,000)
Uttarakhand
(6,800)
Chandigarh
(6,000)
Maharashtra
(5,800)
Madhya Pradesh
(4,000)
Jammu and Kashmir
(3,100)
West Bengal
(2,800)
Jharkhand
(2,300)
Himachal Pradesh
(1,900)
Chhattisgarh
(1,300)
Gujarat
(1,100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 31  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab (369,000)
  Haryana (25,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (18,000)
  Rajasthan (17,000)
  Delhi (17,000)
  Uttarakhand (6,800)
  Chandigarh (6,000)
  Maharashtra (5,800)
  Madhya Pradesh (4,000)
  Jammu and Kashmir (3,100)
  West Bengal (2,800)
  Jharkhand (2,300)
  Himachal Pradesh (1,900)
  Chhattisgarh (1,300)
  Gujarat (1,100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (397,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
(53,000)
Bagri
(6,700)
Saraiki
(4,300)
Haryanvi
(2,100)
Marwari
(800)
Kumaoni
(700)
Garhwali
(400)
Kangri
(300)
Awadhi
(200)
Mandeali
(100)
Shekhawati
(80)
Dogri
(70)
Kashmiri
(60)
Bilaspuri
(40)
Chhattisgarhi
(20)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (397,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi (53,000)
  Bagri (6,700)
  Saraiki (4,300)
  Haryanvi (2,100)
  Marwari (800)
  Kumaoni (700)
  Garhwali (400)
  Kangri (300)
  Awadhi (200)
  Mandeali (100)
  Shekhawati (80)
  Dogri (70)
  Kashmiri (60)
  Bilaspuri (40)
  Chhattisgarhi (20)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1959-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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 Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Jasmeet Kharbanda  
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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