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Urs at Ajmer

Urs festival, celebrated at Ajmer in Rajasthan, is the largest Muslim Fair in India. It is observed every year during the first six days of Rajab, the seventh month of the Islamic calendar. The fair is celebrated at Ajmer-e-Sharief Dargah, the tomb of Sufi saint Khawaja Moin-ud-din Chishti.

Pilgrims from all parts gathered to pay homage to Moin-ud-din Chishti. They make rich offerings such as rose, jasmine, sandalwood paste, perfumes, incense, chadar, ghilaph and neema. Qawwalis are sung and religious assemblies called mehfils are held in the mehfil-khana.

The nearest airport is Sanganer Airport and railway station is Ajmer Junction Railway Station.

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


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