Saturday 17 May 2014

Tomb Of Heer Ranjha In Jhang & Takht Hazara

The love story of Murad Baksh a Jat of Ranjha clan and Ezzat Bibi (Heer) also a Jat of Sial clan is definitely the most popular love story of the South Asia. They probably lived during the reign of Lodhi Dynasty (1451 - 1526 AD). Exact dates are unknown. Though a plaque at their tomb gives the year of their death as 876 AH, which corresponds to 1471 AD. 

Their tomb is located in Jhang City at 31° 16' 31" N, 72° 20' 13" E,  off the Faisalabad Road. It is a very old graveyard and there are many graves around the tomb. 

A view of the tomb. (25.03.2009.)

Another view of the tomb. (25.03.2009.)

The plaque reads: Court (tomb/mausoleum) of the true lovers Mai Heer and Mian Ranjha. Death: 876 AH. (1471 AD)

A closer view of the tomb. (25.03.2009.)

Tomb Stone: "Famous true lover Mian Murad Baksh aka Mian Ranjha, age ..... years and Mai Ezzat Bibi known as Mai Heer Sial, are both buried at this place. Who (female pronoun suggests it means Heer) was a true saint and was a  Khalifa (successor, lieutenant) of Hazrat Sheikh Ahmad Kabir son of Syed Jalal Bukhari Uchi. The city of Jhang was founded by Syed Jalal. Bahlul Lodhi the king was his disciple. Spent his whole life in spiritual quest. Mian Fazal Elahi Ranjha caretaker/successor of the mausoleum Mohammadiah Naqshbandi Suharwardi Qadri Chishti (names of different sufi orders), resident of Waan Mian, district Shahpur (Sargodha) had it constructed in the year .....

 Grave of Heer and Ranjha. They are indeed buried in one grave. (25.03.2009.)

According to the tradition ladies who died virgins, had open domes above their graves. (25.03.2009.)

A few days after visiting Jhang, I went to Takht Hazara, a small village in district Sargodha. It is the birthplace of Ranjha. It is an agricultural area with lush green fields all around. River Chenab is just two kilometers away in the east. The fame of this village lies in the fact that Ranjha was born here in mid 15th century AD. Here he first time heard about the legendary beauty of Heer and decided to go to marry her. 

Takht Hazara is just 25 kilometers away from the Makhdoom Interchange of M2. After exit travel north east towards Halapur, which is the main town of this area.  From this town take a turn towards south east, Takht Hazara is just 4.5 kms away, which is located at 32° 06' 32" N, 73° 14' 40" E. For more guidance check the map given at the end.

 This mosque was constructed on the ruins of an old mosque, and is known as the mosque of Ranjha. (31.03.2009.)

River Chenab. (31.03.2009.)

A boat in the river Chenab. Ranjha went to Jhang by a boat. Perhaps a similar one. (31.03.2009.)

Fields of Takht Hazara. (31.03.2009.)

  Another view of the mosque of Ranjha. (31.03.2009.)

The story of their love, which is definitely the most famous love story of the subcontinent, was first written by Damodar Das Arora, who was their contemporary. Then more than two centuries later, sufi poet Waris Shah made them subject of his epic love poem Heer Waris Shah and immortalized them and their love. He wrote this masterpiece of Punjabi literature at Malka Hans, in 1762. 

Tariq Amir

May 17, 2014.
Doha - Qatar 
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  1. Heer Ranjha

    Legendary love story, people pay homage to Heer Ranjha love story. Mr. Tariq I read your blogs you complained that authorities are not taking care of these great assets of history ; I am also Pakistani believe me I even don’t know about these locations, by the way great effort and very informative blog.

  2. nice job thnks for infomation . god bless u

    1. Sir, use uppercase G when writing the word God, but it is preferable to use the name of Allah when making such statements.

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  7. Hum ranjha k wanshjh hai ranjha k bhai india m rahte jhan pr ranjaha been bajaya karta tha or apni heer se milne jaya karta tha..janwaro ko chugata hua yamuna nagar haryana m hai ab unki yaad aj bi hai mandebri m unki zameen bhi thi jaha vrikh or drami wala kua de bell dawar pani khicha jata tha pariyo wala kua...jispe aaj dusro ka kabja hai ..preevar k logo se zameen cheen li gyi...goragh nath kr chele ranjha k preevar se 1945-50ke dooran chamcho ne dokhe se ..preevar aaj kai log green or kai nokar hai...ranjhe ke bhaiyo ke...jai baba ranjha ki jai dadhi heer (serial )ki....

  8. I recently visit this tomb, almost 4 days ago. I m feeling very lucky to have visited this tomb for two times ❤️

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  10. Things like these make me laugh and worried about our Akraat
    there are people who are suffering from hunger and here we are wasting time effort and resources on some worthless stuff like these all over the world

    i don`t believe this is our Islam

    1. I think you do not appreciate the importance of culture, literature and history in the development of human society.