Dargah or Ajmer
Construction of the shrine was
completed by Humayun and the gate was added by the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Situated at the foot of a hill and in the old part of town, this is one of
the most important places in india for muslim pilgrims. The dargah is the
tomb of a Suffi saint, Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti, who came to Ajmer from
Persia in 1192 and died here in 1236. Construction of this shrine was
completed by Humayun and the gate was added by the Nijam of Hydrabad.
Akhbar used to make the pilgrimage to the Dargah from Agra once a year.
As you enter the courtyard, the mosque,
constructed by Akhbar, is on the right. The enormous cauldrons are for
offerings that are customarily shared by families involved in the shrine's
upkeep. In the inner court there is another mosque built by Shah Jahan.
Constructed of white marble, it has 11 arches and a Persian inscription
running the full length of the building.
The saint's tomb is in the center of the
second court. It has a marble dome and actual tomb inside is surrounded by
a silver platform. The horse shoes nail to the shrine doors are offerings
from successful horse dealers. This shrine is a hive of activity and you
can really get a sense of how deeply significant it is to the Muslim
History of this Shrine
The final resting place for 'Gharib-Nawaz', Moinuddin Chishti is located
in Ajmer. People of all religions visit the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin
Chishti. The Khwaja left for heavenly abode in 1256 AD after a six day
prayer in seclusion. These six days are celebrated every year as the
annual Urs, which is attended by innumerable pilgrims irrespective of
their faith. The shrine is considered to be a place of wish fulfillment
for those who pray with devout and pure hearts. It is said that Emperor
Akbar sought blessings for his son at the Dargah.
The holy town of Ajmer in honor of the Sufi saint,
Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, special prayers are offered at the mosque, and
huge amounts of consecrated food offered from the large, steaming
cauldrons that were a gift from Akbar. While quwwallis are sung at night,
the celebrations unite people of all faiths, and the complete town is
decorated with buntings, and wears the spirit of festivity. It is
an occasion for thousands of believers to congregate at the shrine and
offer their prayers. All of Ajmer seems to take on a festive air and
several programmers are organized to mark the festivals.
Ajmer Tourist Places
or Ajmer Sharif
Nasiyan [Red] Temple
Hotels in Ajmer