Ajmer Sharif Dargah

23 Apr 2018  Mon

It is believed that a person who prays with a pure heart at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, gets all his or her wishes fulfilled. Ajmer Sharif is a Sufi shrine and one of the most visited places in Ajmer.

The pious Persian Sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti who is well-known for its secular preaching is enshrined here. He reached Ajmer along with the Delhi Sultan Shabuddin Mohammed Ghori in 1192 via Lahore and established the Sulah-e-Kul (Peace to All) and stayed there till his death in 1236 AD.

While visiting the Ajmer Sharif Dargah you will come across various monuments and notable buildings. All these buildings were erected by various rulers ruling India. It had been considered as a sacred since very early age.

The main gate to the shrine is the Nizam Gate, followed by the Shahjahani Gate, erected by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. In turn, it is followed by the Buland Darwaza, built by Sultan Mahmood Khilji, upon which is hoisted the urs flag, marking the beginning of the death anniversary rituals. The urs for Moinuddin Chishti is celebrated every year on the 6th and 7th of Rajab.

During Urs festival is the best time to visit Ajmer Sharif Dargahs holy tomb remains open throughout the day and night. Ajmer becomes a holy place in the Urs festival. During Urs, the Dargah’s main gates called the Jannati Darwaza (Gateway to Heaven), which normally remains closed, are opened for the devotees.

India Post issued a beautiful Miniature sheet and two commemorative postage stamps on 27 May 2012 to commemorate 88th Urs, Dargah Sharif Ajmer.

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