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Sateen Jo Aastan translated Sindhi ستين جوآستان is located on the left bank of the mighty Indus. Sindhi refers to an ethnic group of people originating in Sindh which is part of present day Pakistan. ... The Indus is a river; the Indus River. ...


Rohri, also known as Sateen Jo Aastan is the resting place for the Seven Female-friends. According to folklore these female friends resided here. These unmarried female-friends veiled them-selves from all males, a practice called purdah (the practice of preventing men from seeing women), which is also refered to as sattei. But for the fear of a tyrannical raja resulted in their disappearance, possibly in a cave in the side of a hill. Thus they became satti. It is probable that this folklore has its origins in the Hindu ritual of satti, an inhumane ritual where widows burnt themselves or were burnt on their dead husband's pyre. Rohri (Urdu: روہڑی) is town located in Sindh, Pakistan. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Ladies of Caubul (1848 lithograph, by James Rattray) showing the lifting of purdah in zenana areas. ... A Raja (Sanskrit ) is a king, or princely ruler from the Kshatriya / Rajput lineages. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... A ritual is a set of actions, performed mainly for their symbolic value, which is prescribed by a religion or by the traditions of a community. ... A pyre is a structure, such as a mound of wood, for burning a body as part of a funeral rite. ...


In reality however, this is the burial place of a ruler from Sukkur , Mir Abu Al-Qasim Namkeen (961 A.H , 993 A.H). The tomb complex was ordered to be built by him. It was constructed in the ochre stone similar to that used in the necroplis of Makli. Inscriptions and Quranic verses in the finest nakh scripts adorn the walls and interior of these structures. Rows of hujras (rooms on the ground floor) were constructed for travellers and students. The famous blue tiles of Sindh were used to enhance the aesthetic impact. Sukkur (Urdu: سکھر, Sindhi:سکر) is the third largest city of Sindh province, situated on the west bank of Indus River (Pakistan) in Sukkur District. ...


A small mosque on the upper level and the western section is profusely embellished with blue, turquoise and white tile-work. Tradition states that when the Mir completed this fine complex, he would retire to it on full moon nights with friends and courtiers and entertain them to music, mangoes, sweets, honey and watermelons. The grand remnant of a bygone era is, unfortunately, in a state of ruin though it is a popular resort for picnickers and tourists.


On one of the smaller hills that arises out of the river bank on the south has a leveled platform on which there are many carved gravestones like those on the Makli Hills at Thatta with chain ornament and panels of Arabic quotations from the Holy Quran. The entire space between the graves is paved and a flight of stairs leads up to the platform from the southside. Enameled tiled work is freely used on these tombs, most of which are dated 1018 to 1301 AH., that is between 1609 and 1883 AD. The principal grave is that of Mir Kasim one of the Sabzwari Shahids dated 1018 AD. This was probably the grave that sanctified the place, and the lamp post and lamp that where placed in front of it are still there, and it gives the name of Than Kasim Shah to the hill. But the name of which it is more generally known is the hill of the seven virgins.
Thatta, or Tatta, is a historic town of 22,000 inhabitants in the Sindh province of Pakistan. ... The Quran (Arabic al-qurʾān أَلْقُرآن; also transliterated as Quran, Koran, and less commonly Alcoran) is the holy book of Islam. ... Mir Qasim (also spelt Mir Kasim (d. ...


The building on the southern side of the hill is called Satbhain, which consists of a row of shallow rooms connected externally with coloured tiles. These cells are said to have been occupied by the seven female-friends. The seven Female-Friends had taken a vow of celebacy and to never look upon the face of a man. Richard Francis Burton, however, maintains that this derivation is wrong, claiming that the correct interpritation for Sati-na-jo-Than or seat of the Satis (i.e. celibate women) is seven. Richard Burton, portrait by Frederic Leighton, National Portrait Gallery, London. ...


See also

Political divisions of Pakistan
Provinces Balochistan | North-West Frontier Province | Punjab | Sindh
Territories Islamabad Capital Territory | Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Pakistan-administered Kashmir Azad Kashmir | Northern Areas
Administrative Divisions of Sindh
Capital Karachi
Districts Badin | Dadu | Ghutki | Jacobabad | Jamshoro | Hyderabad | Karachi | Kashmor | Khairpur | Larkano | Matyari | Mirpurkhas | Nawabshah | Noushehro Feroz | Qamber Shahdakot | Sanghar | Shikarpur |

Sukkur | Tando Allah Yaar | Tando Muhammad Khan | Tharparker | Thatto | Umerkot  Currently, Pakistan is subdivided into four provinces, two territories, and also portions of Kashmir that are administered by the Pakistani government. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... The province of Balochistan (or Baluchistan) (Urdu: بلوچستان) in Pakistan is the largest in the country by geographical area. ... The North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) (Urdu: شمال مغربی سرحدی صوبہ) is the smallest in size of the four provinces of Pakistan and is home to the Pashtuns (Pakhtoons). ... This article is about the Pakistani province of Punjab. ... Sindh (SindhÄ«: سنڌ, UrdÅ«: سندھ) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and is home to the Sindhis, and Muhajirs and various other groups. ... Types of administrative and/or political territories include: A legally administered territory, which is a non-sovereign geographic area that has come under the authority of another government. ... For main article on the capital of Pakistan go to Islamabad. ... The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are areas of Pakistan outside the four provinces, comprising a region of some 27,220 km² (10,507 mi²). // The FATA are bordered by: Afghanistan to the west with the border marked by the Durand Line, the North-West Frontier Province and the Punjab... Shown in green is the Kashmiri region under Pakistani control. ... The Islamic Republic of Azad Kashmir (Urdu: , English: ) is part of the Pakistani-administered section of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, along with the Northern Areas; its official name is Azad Jammu and Kashmir. ... The Northern Areas (Urdu: شمالی علاقے ) or Gilgit-Baltistan is the northernmost region of Pakistani-administered Kashmir. ... Sindh (SindhÄ«: سنڌ, UrdÅ«: سندھ) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and is home to the Sindhis, and Muhajirs and various other groups. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... Karachi (Urdu: كراچى, Sindhi: ڪراچي) is the capital of the province of Sindh, and the most populated city in Pakistan. ... The Districts of Pakistan form the third tier of government in Pakistan, ranking as subdivisions of the provinces of Pakistan. ... Badin District is one of the districts in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. ... Dadu District (Urdu: دادو ) is located in Sindh, Pakistan. ... Ghotki District (Urdu: گھوٹکی ) is one of the districts in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. ... Jacobabad District is one of the districts in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. ... Jamshoro District (Sindhi: ڄام شورو )(Urdu: جامشورو ) is one of the districts in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. ... Hyderabad (حیدر آباد), sometimes called the city of breezes is the 4th largest city in the country of Pakistan. ... Karachi district is the most populous of the Districts of Pakistan. ... Kashmore District (Urdu: کشمور ) is a located in the Sindh province of Pakistan. ... The Khairpur district (Urdu: خیر پور ) is a district in the Sindh province of Pakistan. ... Larkana or Larkano (Urdu: لاڑکانہ ) is a district of Sindh province of Pakistan. ... Matiari District (Urdu: مٹیاری ) is located in Sindh, Pakistan. ... Mirpurkhas District is one of the districts in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. ... Nawabshah District is one of the districts in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. ... Naushahro Feroze District is one of the districts in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. ... Qambar District or Kamber District is one of the districts in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Shikarpur district (Urdu: شڪارپور ) is a district in Sindh province in Pakistan with capital Shikarpur. ... Sukkur district (talqa) in Sindh Province in Pakistan is divided into 4 administrative strata (tehsils), namely; Sukkur City, Rohri, Saleh Pat and Pano Akil. ... Tando Allah Yar (Urdu: ٹنڈو اللہ یار ) is located in Sindh, Pakistan. ... Tando Muhammad Khan is one of the districts in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. ... Tharparkar (Urdu: تھرپارکر) district is located in Sindh, Pakistan. ... Thatta district (Urdu: ضلع ٹھٹہ ) is located in Sindh, Pakistan Categories: | ... Umerkot District or Umarkot District is one of the districts in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. ...


 
 

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