Rohini is a village and a gram panchayat in the Sankrail CD block in the Jhargram subdivision of the Jhargram district, in the state of West Bengal, India.
== Mythology ==
The local persons believe that Lord Rama king of Ayodhya once came here and established a Shiv linga to worship in Rameshwar. A herbal plant Ramdatun spread from Rameshwar.
== Geography ==
=== Location ===
Rohini is located at 22°10′10.6″N 87°05′58.8″E.
Rohini is situated on the banks of the Dulung River which is connected to the Subarnarekha River.
The Rohini gram panchayat contains the following villages:
TentuliIt has been awarded the Rashtrapati Purashkar (presidential award) for developing a rural drainage system.
=== Area overview ===
Jhargram subdivision, the only one in Jhargram district, shown in the map alongside, is composed of hills, mounds and rolling lands. It is rather succinctly described in the District Human Development Report, 2011 (at that time it was part of Paschim Medinipur district), “The western boundary is more broken and picturesque, for the lower ranges of the Chhotanagpur Hills line the horizon, the jungle assumes the character of forest, and large trees begin to predominate. The soil, however, is lateritic, a considerable area is unproductive, almost uninhabited, especially in the extreme north-west where there are several hills over 1000 feet in height. The remainder of the country is an almost level plain broken only by the sand hills.”3.48% of the population lives in urban areas and 96.52% lives in the rural areas. 20.11% of the total population belonged to scheduled castes and 29.37% belonged to scheduled tribes.Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.
== Demographics ==
According to the 2011 Census of India, Rohini had a total population of 1,691 of which 876 (52%) were males and 815 (48%) were females. Population in the age range 0-6 years was 174. The total number of literate persons in Rohini was 1,273 (75.28% of the population over 6 years).
== Civic administration ==
=== CD block HQ ===
The headquarters of Sankrail CD block are located at Rohini.
== Education ==
Rohini has the following Educational Institutions and alike :
Rohini Junior Basic School
Rohini C.R.D. High School(HS)
Rohini Valika Vidyalaya(HS)
Rohini Morning Star School
== Culture ==
Rohini is the birthplace of Rasikananda Mahaprabhu of Vaishnabh religion.
Rohini is known for its cultural heritage and became a center of education after independence. The library, Ramnarayan Pathagar has helped many researchers with its rich collection of rare books. Ranjitpur is the birthplace of famous contemporary Bengali poet Late Amar Sarangi.
== Places to Visit ==
The following are places of interest in Rohini:
Rameshwar Temple on the bank of Subarnarekha River
Rasikananda Mahaprabhu's birthplace & Temple
Raj Bari (also called GARH)
Picnic Spot on the Subarnarekha river bed developed by Sankrail block
Bhramargarh - connected to an ancient love story
Neel Kuthi- although in ruins
== References ==
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