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Shri Ramapir Mandir/Temple in Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nauka Yatra ( Boat Festival ) by ISKCON Pakistan Devotees

By Iskcon Pakistan
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%.

(Photo : Inside Sadh Belo temple in Sindh, Pakistan)

Sadh Belo (Sindhi: ساڌ ٻلو), or Sat, is an island downstream of Bukkur island and separated from it by a short stretch of river. On it is a Hindu religious establishment founded in 1823 by Swami Bakhandi Maharaj Udasi; the gaily-painted buildings are, however, more or less modern. The place is held in high esteem by Hindus throughout Sindh and even in India. Occasionally attracting pilgrims from across the border. The island with its two inlets, Sadh Belo and Din Belo, is shown on the official map of 1893-4; in 1912 it was accurately surveyed on the orders of the Collector.  Sadhu Belo is the Temple situated at the centre of the Indus River Near Rohri Bridge.

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