Murao (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Murao is a Hindu people group that lives mainly in Uttar Pradesh. Smaller numbers are in other states of northern India and further north in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Murao are mainly agriculturists. Some are employed in government and private jobs while others work as unskilled laborers.
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 bamboo.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Murao people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

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.


Prayer Points

There may be no followers of Jesus among this large community. However, pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself.
Pray that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith.
Pray the Lord will start a movement of Murao families experiencing God's blessings.
Pray they 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.


Scripture Prayers for the Murao (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Murao (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Murao (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation MOHR-ow
Alternate Names Bandot; Haro; Karkata; Luidu; Murai; Murari; Muro; Muruva; Shitheo; Tigga; Tirki; Urao; मुराव (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 2,100
Population all Countries 2,872,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17708
ROP3 Code 113157
ROP25 Code 305718
ROP25 Name Murao
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Lumbini
600
Bheri
400
Bagmati
400
Mahakali
300
Rapti
300
Seti
90
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 6
  Lumbini 600
  Bheri 400
  Bagmati 400
  Mahakali 300
  Rapti 300
  Seti 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Awadhi (700 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Maithili
600
Bhojpuri
200
Hindi
100
Nepali
50
Primary Language Awadhi (700 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 600
  Bhojpuri 200
  Hindi 100
  Nepali 50
People Groups Speaking Awadhi

Primary Language:  Awadhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1820-1911)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1996)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2000-2005)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Awadhi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Awadhi YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Awadhi YouVersion Bibles
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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