In Murao marriage ceremonies, worship is performed by the priest at the gate of the house. This is followed by circling of the sacred fire seven times by the bride and the bridegroom. In their funeral ceremonies, before cremation, the head of the corpse is pierced with a bamboo. The Murao are mainly agriculturists. Some are employed in government and private jobs while others work as unskilled laborers.
Workers are needed to carry the good news of Jesus to the Murao community.
Christian workers can use Gospel films and recordings, and they also need to care for the physical and material needs of the Murao community. Friendships need to be developed.
There may be no followers of Jesus among this large community. However, please pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith.
Pray the Murao community will have messengers of the good news of Christ sent to them. Pray for the Lord to open hearts to see and receive the living Christ.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Murao (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Murao (Hindu traditions)|
|Population in Nepal||1,700|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Alternate Names||Bandot, Haro, Karkata, Luidu, Murai, Murari, Muro, Muruva, Shitheo, Tigga, Tirki, Urao, मुराव (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Total States on file:||6|
|Primary Language:||Awadhi (700 speakers) (People group listing)|
|Language Code:||awa Ethnologue Listing|
|Written:||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1820-1911)|
|New Testament||Yes (1996)|
|Complete Bible||Yes (2000-2005)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Awadhi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||New Life (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|