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Dargah Sharif - Ajmer


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Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Dargah Sharif in Ajmer

Ajmer was an important hub for Muslim pilgrims during the fast of Ramzaan and has some magnificent Muslim architecture. Ajmer has the Dargah or tomb of famous Thirteenth century Sufi saint, Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti. Dargah Sharif of Ajmer is the place where Muslim fair is celebrated. Mortal of well-known Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti is burried at this place. Dargah Sharif attracts a large number of pilgrims and devotees from all over the world not only from Islamic but and of all religions as the Dargah Sharif is believed to be a shrine where all the wishes of devotees are fulfilled.

Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti lived in Ajmer for about 42 years. He was the supporter of the poor and was also known as Gareeb Nawaz. Inside the tomb of the Dargah various offerings are made by the devotees such as people offer Neema, Chaddar, Ghilaph etc. Qawwalis and Mehfils also takes place inside the Dargah and mass prayer calls for the everlasting peace of the mankind. Devotees from different parts assemble here in a very large number to pay pay worship to the Khwaja on his Urs i.e. his death anniversary during the first six days of Rajab, Rajab is the 7th month as per Islamic calendar. Devotees and pilgrims who come at the Dargah to fulfill their wishes and to seek the blessings of Hazrat Khwaja offers nazrana at the sacred spot where the saint has been entombed. Nazrana is a very rich offering.     

Devotees also offer flowers like rose, perfumes, paste of sandalwood and also jasmine flower, due to all these offerings a very a perfume like smell floats in the air inside the Dargah. There is an open space in the foreground which is a mosque, founded by the Shah Jahan who was a Mughal emperor.  The main summit of the tomb is made of solid gold. The entrance is ornamented very lavishly with enamel and gold work as well as with Belgian crystal chandeliers (lights and lamps). The shrine has enjoyed very much support from different Muslim rulers during its history. One of the most attractive gate of the Dargah was gifted to Alauddin Khilji, who was the ruler of Delhi Sultanate from 1296 to 1315. It was gifted by some local source. The main attractive gate was gifted by a local source to Alauddin Khilji who ruled the Delhi Sultanate between 1296-1315. Gateways are also built by some other rulers, one of the gateways is constructed about 100 years ago by the Nizam of Hyderabad. This gateway forms forms the present boundary between the shrine and the street grounds.


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