Heer Ranjha

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Takht Hazara is a pleasant place on the banks of the river Chenab. It is the abode of the Ranjha clan who lives here in contented luxury. Mauju Chaudhri is the chief landowner and he loves Dhido, lovingly called Ranjha, more than his other sons. After Mauju’s death, due to ill treatment of his brothers, Ranjha leaves Takht Hazara. On the riverbank, he accidentally meets Heer, the daughter of Mehar Chuchak Sial of Jhang, who is as lovely as the moon.

Ranjha takes up the job of a herdsman with the Sials, a renowned tribe of the area. He is extremely good at playing the flute and melodious music flows whenever his lips touch the reed. Heer and her friends go to the forest every day to hear the mellifluous music. She becomes mesmerised with the way he plays the flute and soon they are tied in the bond of love. Time passes happily. However, one day the lovers are caught out when Kaido, a crippled uncle of Heer, comes to know of their love after watching them together in the forest. He instigates Heer’s father to find a suitable match for her.

Chuchak is determined to marry off Heer to avert disgrace, but the Sials have never given their daughters to the lowly Ranjha tribe. However, soon a suitable match is found. He is Saida of the Kheras who lives in Rangpur.

The Kheras are overjoyed and ask the Brahmans to consult the stars and to fix the marriage. Virwati (Thursday) in the month of Sawan comes up as the best day for the wedding. Heer opposes the marriage and declares it illegal. Nevertheless, she is married by force. Heer languishes in the house of her father-in-law Ajju Khera. She refuses to put on jewellery or gay clothes, declines food and lies awake all night thinking of Ranjha. Sehti, her sister-in-law, wins her over and makes her tell the secret of her heart. Heer narrates her story and Sehti consoles her saying that she too has a lover, Murad Bakhsh, a camel driver, and that somehow they must contrive to help each other.

After a year, a Jatt girl from Rangpur returns to her home in Jhang Sial. She bears an urgent message for Ranjha: Heer is on the point of death. Ranjha resolves to become a fakir and sets off for Tilla Jogian, the hill where Balnath the Jogi dwells. There he is granted Jog. Once in the village of the Kheras, he takes up a beggar’s bowl and goes from door to door crying for alms. Luck brings him to the house of Ajju Khera. A slanging-match with Sehti brings Heer to the courtyard. She glances at the Jogi and behold! It is her lost lover.

After that Ranjha installs himself on a hillock in the garden of Kalabagh where Heer goes to meet him. Later, Sehti and...

Heer consult how Heer may leave the Kheras and be united with Ranjha. The next day they go to the garden where Sehti bites Heer’s foot and they pretend that a snake has bitten her. The Kheras summon fakirs, hakims and enchanters who give her cunning drugs. But Sehti tells them there is a very ingenious Jogi in the Kalabagh garden in whose flute there are thousands of spells. Ranjha is brought and lodged in the hut belonging to the village minstrel. That night Murad takes Sehti on his camel and Ranjha takes Heer. Thus the bridegrooms set forth with their brides.

The Kheras draw up their armies and succeed in overtaking Murad, but the Baloch drive them back. But destiny overwhelms the other pair of lovers for the Kheras find Ranjha and Heer asleep. They take away Heer and give Ranjha a vicious beating. Ranjha seeks justice from the king whose armies bring the Kheras to the court. After hearing both the sides the king hands over Heer to the Kheras.

On hearing the judgment, the lovers invoke curses on the city owning to which it catches fire. The astrologers tell the king to conciliate the lovers. So the Kheras are brought back and he tells Heer that she may go with her rightful husband.

Heer returns to her parents’ home, as she desires to enter Ranjha’s family with proper marriage rituals. But Kaido makes a resolution to poison her. On the day of Heer’s departure, Chuchak embraces her. Over his shoulder she hears Kaido’s soft voice urging her to eat a sweetmeat before she leaves.

She responds to his poignancy and takes a piece that he offers. Meanwhile, a messenger arrives in Takht Hazara and breaks the news to Ranjha that Heer has been posioned and therefore dead. He quietly slips into a room and kneels down to pray. Hours slip away, darkness gathers. The crowd in their vigil begins to grow restless. One of them gathers courage and goes inside the room. As he touches Ranjha’s shoulder he falls down dead.

Today people come from afar to pay homage to the lovers whose story is a concoction of fact and fiction. They tie strips of cloth to the window of the room chamber hoping that through this act their love will be fulfilled.

Heer and Ranjha lie in eternal sleep in a common grave shaped like a cot and covered with tiles inside a room which, a signboard of the Punjab Auqaf Department says, is the court of Hazrat Izat Bibi alias Mai Heer Sial and Mian Murad //Bakash// alias Mian Ranjha. The dome has an opening in the middle but it is said that rain does not enter into the chamber – a miracle attributed to the lovers – notwithstanding the raindrops found inside after a light shower.

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  2. nupur

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  3. nupur

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  4. nupur

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  5. Humpty

    Sorry Nupur comment submit nhi hoo raha…..

  6. nupur

    Khan gye Humpty

  7. nupur

    nhi mujhe to Hindi English ke alwa koi language nhi aati

  8. nupur

    tumhe kon kon si language aati h

  9. Humpty

    Tumhe bengali aate he kya……

  10. nupur

    abhi nhi kiya mom bnayegi abhi abhi wo fresh ho rhi h

  11. nupur

    ok tum Kolkata se ho na to tumhe bangali bhi aati hogj h na

  12. Humpty

    Nupur tumne kiya breakfast…..

  13. Humpty

    Hmm….ata huu…..

  14. nupur

    kyu garm garm kr lo breakfast

  15. Humpty

    Nupur breakfast to ban gaye hee……Par meine abhi nhi kiya..Thode der baad karunga.

  16. nupur

    hmm kyu nhi aaj tea or breakfast ke liye yhi aa jao

  17. Humpty

    Nhi..Nupur meine tea nhi pe…..
    Kya tum mujhe tea dooge…..

  18. nupur

    abhi nhi bna tumne kiya breakfast

  19. nupur

    hmm .fresh ho gye tum tea pee li

  20. Humpty

    Breakfast ban gaya Nupur..

  21. Humpty

    Ha…..Nupur mein yehi hu…..

  22. nupur

    hmm a gye tum yhi ho na

  23. Humpty

    Ok…

  24. Humpty

    Nhi..Nupur busy nhi hu…..Abhi mein tumse baat kar raha hu…..

  25. nupur

    wait ,5 min me aati hu

  26. nupur

    thik but sardi abhi bhi h thodi thodi

  27. nupur

    busy ho kya kuch or bhi kr rhe ho

  28. Humpty

    Hmm…..Bta dunga……Tumhare tabiyat kaise he……

  29. nupur

    OK aaj dalwa lege or jb tumhara net pack khtm hone wala hoto bta dena

  30. nupur

    ha ha nice joke

  31. Humpty

    Nupur wo promise net pack dalwane ke liye tha…….

  32. Humpty

    Maalik:-are raamu aaj tumne roti main kitna
    saare ghee laga diya..
    Naukar:-are saahab maaf karna shayad galti
    se maine apni roti aapko de di hai,

  33. nupur

    kitna time lgega joke me

  34. nupur

    Kay ke liye promise ok promise Jo bhi ho

  35. Humpty

    Nupur promise…..

  36. nupur

    ok

  37. Humpty

    Hmm….sunata hu……

  38. nupur

    hmm aaj dalwa lege pkka

  39. nupur

    ek joke sunao na yarr

  40. Humpty

    Hmm……Nupur aaj net pack dalwa leena haa plzz……

  41. nupur

    are bhai ka friend aa gya tha or wo dono khi chle gye the or mai bhai ke mob se msg kr rhi thi isliye

  42. Humpty

    Kal tumne mujhe itne jaldi Good night kyun keh diya tha…..

  43. nupur

    chalo Yarr 10 min. hi bat kr pyege. ab uth gye h ab

  44. nupur

    hmm kiya tha

  45. Humpty

    Ha..Nupur thoda late hoo gaya uthne mein…….
    Mein thik hu Nupur…..
    Kal raat tumne dinner kiya tha na……

  46. nupur

    aaj late sokr uthe kya ?
    ..

  47. nupur

    mai thik hu tum kese ho

  48. Humpty

    Nupur kaha hoo…….

  49. Humpty

    Nupur kaise hoo tum……..

  50. Humpty

    Hii.Nupur good Morning…

  51. nupur

    khan ho Humpty so rhe ho kya abhi bhi

  52. nupur

    hi Humpty good morning……

  53. Humpty

    I miss u Nupur…….

  54. Humpty

    Good Night sweet dream Nupur..Dinner time se kar leena..Apna khayal rakhna…..bye…..

  55. Humpty

    Nupur plz kal pack dalwa leena plz…..
    I Miss u Nupur…..

  56. Humpty

    Nupur itne jaldi tumne Good night keh diyaa…..

  57. nupur

    Ok humpty kal subh 6 Bje bat krte h bye good night dinner kr lena good night sweet dreams

  58. Humpty

    Nupur kahaa hoo……

  59. Humpty

    Nupur tumne kuch khaya……

  60. Humpty

    Nupur plz kal pack dalwa leena plz…..

  61. nupur

    Hmm or tum sunao

  62. Humpty

    Hmm….Evening breakfast kiya tumne……

  63. nupur

    Mai thik hu abhi bhai dinner kr rhe h to socha tbtk tumse bat kr lu

  64. Humpty

    Nupur mein yehi hu…..

  65. nupur

    Khan ho humpty

  66. Humpty

    Hmm……Nupur kaise hoo tum…..

  67. nupur

    Hi humpty good evening srry yaarr aaj bhi net nhi dalwa pye aaj couching thodi late chuti thi didi ke exam h to sir ne extra padha diya aaj

  68. Humpty

    Nupur kaha hoo tum..

  69. Humpty

    Hi….Nupur…..Good evening..kaha ho tum..

  70. Humpty

    It’s okay Nupur..Couching thik se jaana..Apna khayal rakhna bye……

  71. nupur

    Srry humpty mob bhai ke pas chala gya tha and mujhe love story and comedy wali movies bhut pasand h and ab couching chale bye take care

  72. Humpty

    Nupur couching chale gaye kya..

  73. Humpty

    Nupur kaha hooo…..

  74. Humpty

    Nupur tumhari fav movie kaun se he……

  75. nupur

    Hmm achhi movie h

  76. Humpty

    Aache movie he na….

  77. nupur

    Hmm dekhi h

  78. Humpty

    Hmm…..Nupur tumne Holiday movie deekhe he.

  79. nupur

    Song bhi sun rhe life is beatiful.movie ka man vavra bhut achha lgta h ye song

  80. Humpty

    Hmm..Sahi kaha tumne……

  81. nupur

    Are ready hokr beth ja rye fir jaldi jldi kon ready ho or kuch kam hi nhi h

  82. Humpty

    Hmm….Wese Nupur 3baje se couching he na to itne jaldi ready kyun hoo rahe hoo…..

  83. nupur

    Jab apne mob me net pack na ho to bat krne ki or.ichha hoti h

  84. nupur

    Hmm kr liya couching ke liye ready ho rhe h

  85. Humpty

    Hi….Nupur….Nhi abhi lunch nhi kiya.. Aur tumne lunch kiya..

  86. nupur

    Hi humpty lunch ho gya or kya kr rhe ho

  87. Humpty

    Ok Nupur…..Tum bhi Apna khayal rakhna..Khana time se khana……bye.

  88. nupur

    humpty bhai mob mag rhe h bye sham ko bat krte h take care

  89. Humpty

    Hmm…Abhi kya kar rahe hoo tum.

  90. nupur

    Nhi yarr couching ka homework krna tha to nhi gye.

  91. Humpty

    Hmm….Nupur aaj walk pe gaye the tum……

  92. nupur

    5:30 Or 5:45 Tk

  93. Humpty

    Hmm…..Kitne baje aaoge tum..

  94. nupur

    3bje se h

  95. Humpty

    Hmm…..Wese Nupur aaj couching kitne baje se hai…..

  96. nupur

    Hmm birthdayto ane wala h

  97. Humpty

    Wow..Nupur tumhari birthday to aagae……

  98. nupur

    aaj to bhai ke mob me net achhac chal rha h

  99. nupur

    22 Dec

  100. Humpty

    Wese Nupur Tumhari birthday kab he..

  101. nupur

    Ok or sunao kuch

  102. Humpty

    Ache chal rahe he……6April ko he…..
    Happy birthday Nupur…..

  103. nupur

    Ha maine bhi kr liya or study kesi chal rhi h and tumhara birthday kb h

  104. Humpty

    Hi..Nupur..Meine breakfast kar liya..Tumne kiya…..

  105. nupur

    Ha ha nice joke humpty अभी yha ka market नही khula nhi tha to net pack nhi dalwa pye ok or breakfast kr liya

  106. Humpty

    Ek aadmi apne aap me kehta hue ja raha tha ki
    aisi zindagi se toh maut aachi.
    Achanak Yamraj aa gaya aur bola “Tumhari
    jaan lene ka hukm hai”
    Aadmi : Lo batao, aab insaan jokes bhi nahi kar
    sakta hai kya?

  107. Humpty

    Sorry Nupur mein late ho gaya…..Nupur coughing thik se jaana..Apna khayal rakhna……Bye..

  108. Humpty

    Hi..Nupur..Good Morning..Kaise hoo tum..

  109. nupur

    OK bye Humpty bhai chale ab bye take care

  110. nupur

    hi Humpty kha ho kbse wait kr rhe h

  111. nupur

    Sucessful Life:-
    “DOSTI wo nahi Ki Hum Ek Saal Me kitne Naye Dost Banate Hai…!

    “DOSTI To wo hai Ki Hum Ek DOST Se Kitne Saalo Tak Dosti Nibhate Hai…good morning

  112. nupur

    hu Humpty good morning sorry but bataya to tha kal yha ka market band tha to net pack nhi dalwa paye aaj dalwa lege ok and tabiyat ab thik h ok take care have a nice day………..

  113. Humpty

    Good Night sweet dream Nupur……Apna khayal rakhna…….
    I Miss u so Much…..Bye…..

  114. Humpty

    Nupur tum mujhe bina Good night kahe soo gaye naa…..

  115. Humpty

    Nupur tumne dinner kiya……

  116. Humpty

    Nupur dinner ban gaya kya…..

  117. Humpty

    Nupur tabiyat kaise he tumhari……

  118. Humpty

    Hi..Nupur..Good evening..Kaise ho tum..Evening breakfast kiya tumne..

  119. Humpty

    Hi..Nupur..Good afternoon..Lunch kiya tumne…..

  120. Humpty

    Ha..meine breakfast kar liya….Nupur tumne breakfast kiya..

  121. nupur

    OK bye Humpty take care time mila to fir msg krungi

  122. nupur

    hmm Yarr bhai ke mob se net chala rhe h or abto sb uth gye h meri bhi aaj late neend khuli….or breakfast nhi bna abhi tumne kr liya breakfast

  123. Humpty

    Nupur breakfast ban gaya kya……

  124. Humpty

    Nupur bhai ke phon se msg kar rahe hoo…..

  125. nupur

    hmm aaj couching off h or tabiyt bhi thik h

  126. Humpty

    Mein thik hu Nupur..TumharI tabiyat kaise hee…..
    Aaj couching off hai kya…..

  127. nupur

    hi Humpty good morning mai thik hu tum kese ho
    ….

  128. Humpty

    Good Morning Nupur….
    Kaise ho tum…..

  129. Humpty

    Good Night sweet dream Nupur..Apna khayal rakhna..bye.

  130. Humpty

    Hi..Nupur..Ha meine dinner kar liya..Aur tumne dinner kiya……

  131. nupur

    Ok humpty good night sweet dreams take care bye mob mila to fir msg krungi

  132. nupur

    Hi humpty khana kha liya tumne

  133. Humpty

    It’s okay Nupur…..Good evening…..Mein wait karunga…..plz tum khana time se khana..Apna khayal rakhna….

  134. nupur

    hi humpty i miss u to but srry tumhe monday tk wait krna pdega kal yha ka market band rhta h to monday me hi net pack dalwa pyege plz monday tk wait krna plz good evening take care bye

  135. nupur

    hi humpty i miss u to but srry tumhe monday tk wait krna pdega kal yha ka market band rhta h to monday me hi net pack dalwa pyege abhi bhai ke mob se msg kr rhe h plz monday tk wait krna plz good evening take care bye bhai ka mob fir se mila to msg krungi..,

  136. Humpty

    Nupur couching thik se jaana..Apna khayal rakhna..

  137. Humpty

    Nupur kaha hoo……

  138. Humpty

    Nupur..I miss u so much……

  139. Humpty

    Nupur kya aj bhi couching 12 baje se he…..

  140. Humpty

    Hii…..Nupur….

  141. Humpty

    Okay Nupur….Mein Apka wait karunga..Couching thik se jaana..
    Apna khayal rakhna…..Mein 11:30 baje aata huu……Nupur breakfast kar leena……Bye……

  142. nupur

    really really sorry Humpty but kal net pack khtm ho gya or mujhe pta bhi nhi chala mujhe lga sayd net problem h abhi tum worried hoge ye sochkr main balance se msg kr rhi hu net pack dalwakr bat krti hu ok good morning and take care

  143. Humpty

    Nupur apne mujhe Kal Good night bhi nhi kaha aur nahee aaj Good morning kaha…..Nupur… I miss you….Plz ajao…..

  144. Humpty

    Nupur net problem..Ya net pack khtm ho gaya he..

  145. Humpty

    Nupur kaha hoo…..plz come na……

  146. Humpty

    Nupur jogging pe gaye hoo kya…..

  147. Humpty

    Nupur kaha ho tum…..

  148. Humpty

    Hi…Nupur..Good Morning…..

  149. Humpty

    Nupur net problem he na…ok toh hum kal subah 6:15 baje baat karte he…… Good Night sweet dream nupur..
    Take care and Bye….

  150. Humpty

    Nupur dinner ho gaya apka…..

  151. Humpty

    Nupur tumne dinner kiya..Tumhare tabiyat kaise he…..

  152. Humpty

    Nupur kaha hoo tum……

  153. Humpty

    Hi….nupur….

  154. Humpty

    Nupur net problem he na…..ok mein thode der baad aata huu…..

  155. Humpty

    Nupur net problem he kya…..

  156. Humpty

    Nupur kaha hoo…..

  157. Humpty

    Hi….Nupur…..

  158. vfdbgfnf

    nice

  159. santosh jadhav

    hum b inmese koi ek farishta hai jo humari dil ki baat kisi se na keh pa rahe hai.

  160. Y R KHANNA

    can some body tell, in which year ranjha was born or died. ??????

    plz plz plz

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