Khwaja Moinuddin Dargah
ajmer sharif history goes a long way. Ajmer dargah is the
final resting place for 'Gharib-Nawaz', Moinuddin Chishti. People of all religions visit the Khwaja Chisti mosque.
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.
Ajmer Sharif Dargah India - Architecture
The entry to the Dargah is through the Dargah Bazar 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 Ajmer shareef 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 Chimni Begum.