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Ajmer-e-Sharief Dargah

Tomb of Muin-ud-Din Chishti

Ajmer-e-Sharief Dargah, also known as Tomb of Muin-ud-Din Chishti, is a famous mausoleum located at the foot of a barren hill in Ajmer. This splendid tomb is dedicated to Sufi Saint Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chisthi, founder of the Chishtiya order.

According to the legend, the saint left for heavenly abode in 1256 AD after a six day prayer in seclusion. To memorialize this incident, an Urs festival is celebrated every year during the first six days of Rajab (7th month of the Islamic calendar). People of all religions throng this tomb to worship Saint during the Urs Mubarak.

The gateway of the tomb has beautifully carved silver doors. Surrounded by a silver railing, the grave of the saint is partially covered with a marble screen. Two huge cauldrons can be seen in the courtyard. Kheer, one of the favorite desserts in India, cooked in these pots is served among the pilgrims on special occasions.

There is a separate prayer room in the dargah for the women, which was built by Chimni Begum (the daughter of Shah Jahan). The tomb of Bhishti, tomb of Bibi Hafiz Jama (Saint's daughter) and tomb of Chimni Begum are situated in the premises of the Dargah.

Ajmer is a great Muslim pilgrim center located 130 km west of Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Ajmer Junction Railway Station, the nearest railhead, is on the Rewari-Bhilwara line.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Ajmer
Location: Ajmer    


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