Monday, 10 December 2012

Ajmer-e-sharif Dargah, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India | Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti

Ajmer-e-sharif Dargah

Ajmer-e-sharif Dargah

Founded in the seventh century by Ajaipal Chauhan, Ajmer derives its name from Ajaymeru, the invincible hill, at the foot of which the city stands today. Surrounded by the Aravalli mountain range, Ajmer is an oasis located between green hills.
Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage; the Dargah Sharif – the tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is revered by the Muslims. Ajmer is also the base for visiting Pushkar, the abode of Lord Brahma; Pushkar Lake is a sacred spot for the Hindus. During the month of Kartik (October/November) devotes
throng in large numbers here to bathe in the sacred lake.
Ajmer-e-sharif - the final resting place for 'Gharib-Nawaz', Moinuddin Chishti is based in Ajmer, Rajasthan. The sacred shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti sis visited by the people of all religions. The Sufi Saint Khwaja left for heavenly abode in 1256 AD after a six day prayer in isolation. These six days are celebrated every year as the annual Urs, which is attended by thousands of pilgrims irrespective of their faith and belief.

Ajmer-e-sharif is considered to be a place of wish fulfillment for the devouts. It is said that Emperor Akbar sought blessings for his son at the Dargah.

One can enter the Dargah through the Dargah Bazar that leads to the inner courtyard. The high gateway has delicately carved silver doors. The courtyard has two huge cauldrons with capacity of 2240 kg and 4480 kg. On special and auspicious occasions, 'Kheer' cooked in these cauldrons is distributed between the pilgrims. The grave of the Sufi Saint at 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, tomb of Shah Jahan's daughter Chimni Begum.

Best Time to Visit Shrine in Ajmer Sharif Dargah Darbar.

Ajmer-e-sharif Dargah Entrance

In the early morning at 4.30 A.M. i.e. before Namaz-e-Fajar the gate of holy Astana is gets opened Ajmer Sharif Dargah live Darshan timings Ziyarat Ajmer Sharif Darbar OPENING TIME 4:30 A.M, gets opened.

 Function of doing Ziarat, offering flowers and chadar by Devotees and Zaireens on Mazar Sharif of Khwaza Gharib Nawaz continue through out the day.

Function of removing & cleaning of flowers offered during the day is called Khidmat (Service) of Ajmer Sharif Mazar this is done during daytime between 3 to 4 o’clock.

Mamool (closing of gate of Mazar) in the night at 9 P.M. the gate of Holy Mazar-e-Akdas is gets closed Ajmer Sharif Dargah live Darshan timings Ziarat Ajmer Sharif DARBAR CLOSING TIME 9 P.M. gets closed. 

Getting There :

The nearest airport is at Jaipur (138 km), connected with important cities and towns in India

Ajmer is well connected by rail with important cities and towns

ROAD :  
A good network of bus services operate from Ajmer to key destinations around.
Ajmer is well connected by motorable roads with:
  •     Ahmedabad 570 km
  •     Agra 363 km
  •     Delhi 395 km
  •     Jaipur 132 km
  •     Jaisalmer 490 km
  •     Jodhpur 208 km

Where to Stay :

Hotel Mansingh Palace***
Vaishali Nagar,
Tel: 0145 2425855,2425702
Fax: 2425858.
E-mail: sales

Hotel Merwara Estate (Tikam Niwas)
Daulat Bagh
Tel: 0145 2420691, 2631471,

Hotel Regency,
Delhi Gate, Tel: 0145 2620296, 2622439
Fax: 2621750,

Hotel Ajmer Sharif,
Dargah Bazar,
Tel: 0145 2628678

Other places worth visiting in Ajmer are:

Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra, Circuit House, Government Museum (Timings 10 am to 4.30 pm – closed on Mondays and gazetted holidays), Mayo College , Soniji Ki Nasiyan, Swami Dayanand Saraswati Smarak (Rishi Udhyan), Taragarh Fort, Sai Baba Ka Mandir, Chasma a Noor (Happy Valley), Sai Baba Temple and Prithvi Raj Chouhan Smarak


Address: Dargah Sharif of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishti, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305001
Phone: 09772110786

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