Arora (Sikh traditions) in India

The Arora (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 6

Subgroup Name Population
Dahre 60,000
Dakhanadhi 59,000
Uthradhi 59,000
Dakhana Unknown
Dhara Unknown
Uttardhi Unknown

Introduction / History

The crowning glory of the Aroras was the elevation of Dr. Manmohan Singh as a former Prime Minister of India, who is 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

* Scripture Prayers for the Arora (Sikh traditions) in India.

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 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-24
People Name General Arora (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Arora (Sikh traditions)
Pronunciation uh-ROHR-ah
Population this Country 543,000
Population all Countries 543,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
Alternate Names Rod; Ror; Rora; Vaishya; अरोरा (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16241
ROP3 Code 111362
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 32
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
416,000
Haryana
28,000
Uttar Pradesh
18,000
Rajasthan
16,000
Delhi
15,000
Uttarakhand
7,600
Chandigarh
7,100
Maharashtra
6,300
Madhya Pradesh
4,300
Jammu and Kashmir
3,500
Himachal Pradesh
2,500
West Bengal
2,400
Jharkhand
1,900
Chhattisgarh
1,500
Gujarat
1,300
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 32  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 416,000
  Haryana 28,000
  Uttar Pradesh 18,000
  Rajasthan 16,000
  Delhi 15,000
  Uttarakhand 7,600
  Chandigarh 7,100
  Maharashtra 6,300
  Madhya Pradesh 4,300
  Jammu and Kashmir 3,500
  Himachal Pradesh 2,500
  West Bengal 2,400
  Jharkhand 1,900
  Chhattisgarh 1,500
  Gujarat 1,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (392,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
56,000
Bagri
6,700
Saraiki
4,300
Haryanvi
2,100
Marwari
1,000
Punjabi, Western
600
Kumaoni
600
Garhwali
400
Kangri
300
Mandeali
100
Awadhi
100
Shekhawati
80
Dogri
60
Kashmiri
60
Bilaspuri
40
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (392,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 56,000
  Bagri 6,700
  Saraiki 4,300
  Haryanvi 2,100
  Marwari 1,000
  Punjabi, Western 600
  Kumaoni 600
  Garhwali 400
  Kangri 300
  Mandeali 100
  Awadhi 100
  Shekhawati 80
  Dogri 60
  Kashmiri 60
  Bilaspuri 40
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  (1818-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.12 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
99.88 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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