Compiled By: Rtn. Gangaram Shamdas Purswani (P.H.F.)
Rohri is a city of Skkur District, Sindh province, Pakistan. It is located on the east bank of the Indus River, located directly across from Sukkur, the third largest city in Sindh. Rohri town is the administrative headquarters of Rohri Taluka, a tehsil of Sukkur District[ with which it forms a metropolitan area.
Rohri is 10 kilometres west of the ancient city of Aror. Roruka, as capital of the Sauvira Kingdom, is mentioned as an important trading center in early Buddhist literature. Little is known about the city’s history prior to the Arab invasion in the 8th century, but Aror was the capital of the Ror Dynasty, which was followed by Rai Dynasty and then the Brahman Dynasty that once ruled northern Sindh.
In 711 CE, Aror was captured by the army of Muslim general Muhammad Bin Qasim. In 962 CE, a massive earthquake struck the region, causing the course of the Indus River to shift. Aror was re-founded as Rohri afterwards.
Rohri served as a busy port along the Indus by the 1200s, and was a major trading centre for agricultural produce.
“Members of Khudabadi Sonara Community living in Rohri belong to Rohri Bradri/Wara”
Rohri has a hot desert climate with extremely hot summers and mild winters. Rohri is very dry, with the little rain it receives mostly falling in the monsoon season from July to September.