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Sateen Jo Aastan

  • Description:

    Sateen Jo Aastan (Sindhi: ستين جوآستان) is located on the left bank of the Indus River near Rohri, Sindh, Pakistan.[1][2] The place was named as “safae-e-safa” built by Mir Abu al Qasim Namkeen when he was the governor of the Bakhar. He used this great scenic place as cultural gathering place, particularly in full moon nights. Abu al Qasim died in 1018AH and his body was brought for burial from Kabul at this place. His son Mir Abu al Baqa Amir Khan died in 1057AH in Thatta and his body too was brought to bury here along with his father Abu al Qasim Namkeen. 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 themselves from all males, a practice called purdah (the practice of preventing men from seeing women). 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 sati, a ritual where widows burnt themselves or were burnt on their dead husband’s pyre.

  • Type: Heritage site
  • License# Public Domain
  • Source of Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cultural_heritage_sites_in_Sindh
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  • Rohri, Sukkur