This article has been extracted from
THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA , 1908.
OXFORD, AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.
Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units, units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts.Many units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.
Ruined town in the Rohri taluka of Sukkur District, Sind, Bombay, situated in 27 39' N. and 68° 59' E., 5 miles to the east of Rohri town. Population (1901), 939. It was formerly the capital of the Hindu Rajas of Sind, and is said by native historians to have been taken from them by the Muhammadans about a.d. 712. It was built on the bank of the old course of the Indus — then known as the Mihran — and was destroyed by the earthquake which, about 962, diverted the river into its present channel. Among the ruins is a mosque built by Alamgir. There is also a cave, considered by Hindus to be sacred to the goddess Kalika Devi, where an annual fair is held.