Heer Ranjha

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For 1970 Hindi movie of same name and characters, see Heer Raanjha.

Heer Ranjha (, ) is one of the four popular tragic romances of the Punjab. The other three are Mirza Sahiba, Sassi Punnun and Sohni Mahiwal<!-- could we get a source for this? -Omirocksthisworld -->. There are several poetic narrations of the story, the most famous being 'Heer' by Waris Shah written in 1766. It tells the story of the love of Heer and her lover Ranjha. Well-known poetic narrations have also been written by Damodar Das Arora, Mukbaz and Ahmed Gujjar, among others.


The invocation at the beginning <br>(The Legends of the Panjab by RC Temple, Rupa and Company, Volume two, page 606)Rag Hir Ranjha <br>

<br>Translation<br>First and last, take the name of God; second, of the Great Muhammad, the prophet (of God)<br>Third, take the name of father and mother, on whose milk my body thrived<br>Fourth, take the name of bread and water, by eating which my heart is gladdened<br>Fifth, take the name of Mother Earth, on whom I place my feet.<br>Sixth, take the name of Khwaja (Khazir, the Saint), who gives me cold water to drink<br>Seventh, take the name of Guru Gorakh Nath who is worshiped with a platter of milk and rice <br>Eighth, take the name of Lalanwala who breaks the bonds and the chains of captives

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Heer is an extremely beautiful woman, born into a wealthy Jat family of the Sayyal clan in Jhang, Punjab. Ranjha...
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