The Sacred Shrine
Ajmer-e-sharif - the final resting place for 'Gharib-Nawaz', Moinuddin
Chishti is based in Ajmer, Rajasthan. The sacred shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin
Chishti sis visited by the people of all religions. The Sufi Saint Khwaja
left for heavenly abode in 1256 AD after a six day prayer in isolation.
These six days are celebrated every year as the annual Urs, which is
attended by thousands of pilgrims irrespective of their faith and belief.
The shrine at Ajmer-e-sharif is considered to be a place of wish
fulfillment for the devouts. It is said that Emperor Akbar sought blessings
for his son at the Dargah.
One can enter the Dargah through the Dargah Bazar that leads to the inner
courtyard. The high gateway has delicately carved silver doors. The
courtyard has two huge cauldrons with capacity of 2240 kg and 4480 kg. On
special and auspicious occasions, 'Kheer' cooked in these cauldrons is
distributed between the pilgrims. The grave of the Sufi Saint at is
surrounded by a silver railing and is partially covered with a marble
screen. The daughter of Shah Jahan had built a prayer room in the Dargah for
the women devotees. The premises of the Dargah also has the tomb of Bhishti,
tomb of Saint's daughter-Bibi Hafiz Jama, tomb of Shah Jahan's daughter
: Jaipur 132 km is the nearest airport.
: Regular train services link Ajmer with important
cities.Some important train connections are: Gujrat Mail (Mumbai-Ajmer-Delhi
Sarai Rohilla); Jodhpur Mail (Marwar-Ajmer-Jaipur):
Express(Ahmedabad-Ajmer-Jaipur);Shatabadi Express(New Delhi-Ajmer-New
: A good network of bus services operate from Ajmer to
key destinations around.
The Most Popular Sights Near The Dargah
The Dargah Sharif in Ajmer is the place where the Saint's mortal remains
lie buried and is the site of the largest Muslim fair in India. More than
five lakh devotees belonging to different communities gather from all parts
of the subcontinent to pay homage to the Khwaja on his Urs (death
anniversary) during the first six days of 'Rajab' (seventh month of the
Islamic calendar.) more..
The fort was built in the 7th century by Ajaipal Chauhan. The fort gives a
bird's eye view of the city. Taragarh Fort or the 'Star fort' is situated on
a hill and to reach there, one has to take winding bridle path.