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Ajmer Sarif(Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Dargah) in Ajmer Rajasthan

Here is Some Information about Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Dargah or Ajmer Sarif in Ajmer Rajasthan India.

Location: Ajmer ,Rajasthan India
Built in: Mougal Time
Built By: Akbar
Dedicated to: Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti
Significance: One of the muslim Religion places
Dargah Timing: 5:00 Am to 9:00Pm
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit: Oct to Feb
Phone : 98290-70786
Fax No.: 0091-145-2430415
Nearest Railway Station: Ajmer Central Railway Station   
Nearest Airport: Jaipur Airport

More Information about Ajmer Sarif 

Ajmer is a sacred secular town of Rajasthan. Ajmer located inside Aravali hills was founded by Ajaipal Chauhan in 7th century and became the center of Chauhan Rajputs.The Ajmer Sharif Dargah is considered to be among the holiest Muslim shrines in India and is also a famous landmark in Ajmer. Ajmer Sarif or Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Dargah located in Ajer Rajasthan.This Dargah is dedicated to muslim saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti known as Gharib Nawaz, or 'Benefactor of the Poor'.People from all religions like hindu,muslim,sikh visit this Dargha.Bollywood Stars,Politicians,Pakistan Chif Parveg Musaraf and also Great Person Visit this place.Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is well thought-out to be the vicar of human race in the midst of the mankind. Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti was a famous Sufi saint who was the forerunner of Islam religion in India. He worked for the welfare of the poor people and blessed them. It is assumed that people who visit Ajmer Sharif and pray with pure faith and loyalty at his Dargah or crypt will be free from all desolation. Dargah Shariff of Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti is certainly a treasure to the city of Ajmer. 
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 entry to the Dargah is through the Dargah Bazaar that leads to the inner courtyard. The high gateway has beautifully carved silver doors. In the courtyard are kept two huge cauldrons with capacity of 2240 kg and 4480 kg. On special occasions, 'Kheer' cooked in these cauldrons is distributed among the pilgrims. The grave of the Sufi Saint 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 and the tomb of Shah Jahan's daughter Chimni Begum.

History of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti

Born in Chisti region in Afghanistan, Saint Moinuddin Chisti was above the material and worldly things. In his process to teach mankind the high way of living he came to India and settled in Ajmer. There, he attracted large number of followers which even included kings and other people of high rank. In Ajmer he practiced the Sufi Sulh-e-Kulh which focused on Hindu-Muslim unity.

Architecture of Ajmer Sarif

 The Dargah has several attractive tombs, buildings, Daalaans and courtyards some of which are wonderful examples of the Mughal architecture and were raised during the Mughal ear. The Dargah of Moinuddin Chisti is placed at the northern plinth of the Taragarh mount. Among the other well-known attractions which grabs the attention of the visitors instantly when they enter the Dargah, are the 2 grand Buland Darwaza that were constructed with the monetary contributions of Sultan Ghyasuddin Khilji of Mandoo who was the emperor of Malwa during the period 1469 -1500 A.D. This Ajmer Sharif also has a Dargah which dwells the crypt of Saint Moinuddin Chisti. The Chief (stately) entrance of the Dargah was constructed by “H.E.H. Nisam Usman Ali Khan” from Hyderabad, India. Also, The Ajmer Sharif boasts a “Naqqar Khana (Drum House)” which has 2 naqqars that were gifted by Mughal emperor Akbar during one of his triumph. Akbar was one of the primary Mughal emperors to visit this place in barefoot to seek blessings for his son when Ajmer came under his control. Moreover, the Dargah has several other tombs and gorgeous edifices which are the great instances of first-rate Mughal structural design.
The doorway to the Dargah is basically through the Dargah Bazaar. This leads to the internal patio. The lofty doorway has delightfully engraved silver doors. In the patio, there are 2 gigantic cauldrons with capacity of 2240 kg & 4480 kg. The tombstone of the Sufi Saint is bounded by a silver fence and is partly enclosed with a marble screen.
The daughter of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had established a prayer room in the Dargah especially for the women followers. Also, the building of the Dargah has crypt of Bibi Hafiz Jama, the daughter of Saint, the vault of Chimni Begum, the daughter of Shah Jahan and the crypt of Bhishti. The spectacle at the aesthetic and amazing white dome crowns the major tomb. Besides Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti’s Dargah there are several other monuments of historic interest located within the Dargah Sharief enclosure.

Nearest Tourist attraction of Ajmer Sarif

Pushkar Lake
Brahma Temple Pushkar
Jaipur city 

How To Reach Ajmer Sarif

By Road : There are many public and private vehicles available to reach Ajmer sarif Ajmer.Buses are available to and from Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Mumbai and Delhi. The National Highway 8 connecting Delhi and Mumbai passes through Ajmer thus giving an access to the city of Ajmer from both Delhi and Mumbai. One can also hire private taxis to reach the place.
By Rail : The Nearest Railway station is Ajmer Central Railway station. 

By Air : The Nearest Airport is Jaipur(132 Kms) Airport.The Nearest Internationa Airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi.(300 Kms)

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