Thursday, April 14, 2011
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From: Sandeep Kumar Maheshwary
Date: Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 11:26 PM
Subject: Nauka Yatra ( Boat Festival ) by ISKCON Pakistan Devotees
To:Pakistan Hindu Post (PHP)
Note : Sukkur, or Sakharu (Urdu: سکھر , Sindhi: سکر), formerly Aror (Urdu: اروڑ , is the third largest city of Sindh province, situated on the west bank of Indus River in Pakistan in Sukkur District. One conjecture is that when Arabs invaded Sukkur (Sindh) in the 8th century, they found an extreme climate (hot and cold), and called it Saqar, which means intense.However, the word Sakharu in Sindhi means "superior", which the spelling of the city's name in Sindhi suggests is the origin of the name. Sukkur is nicknamed Darya Dino (درياءَ ڏنو, meaning the gift of river), as without the Indus the city would be a desert. People of Sukkur speak Sindhi (70%), Urdu (17.5%), Punjabi (8%), Pashto (1.5%), Balochi (1%), and others 2%.