Ajmer Sharif Dargah
Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Ajmer Sharif Dargah is a unique example of universal religion (Sarvadharma) in the world.

People of all religions and communities live in India. Here people perform Namaz in the mosque and worship in the temple. There are many such religious places from where the message of mutual love is received. An example of this is the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the great saint Sufi Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. An example of this is the Kathara installed by King Mansingh in the holy abode of Khwaja, the Hauj of Waju, built as Akaidat of the British Queen Mary Queen. This was the reason that the famous English writer Colonel Tad wrote in his book that

‘I have seen a tomb ruling India’.

It is said that according to estimates every day, 25-30 thousand Jayarin come to Ajmer. It is said that they have the highest number of non-Muslims. According to estimates, the number of non-Muslims here is more than 60 percent. From this we can say that the great saint Safi Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti has the highest number of Hindus at the Dargah of Ajmer. It is said that behind this is the worship, hard work and deeds of Khwaja Garib Nawaz, which people of all religions and communities believe.

From this, it can be guessed that in spite of the struggle in the name of religion in the present world, a large number of followers of religion who come from all over the world, at the rate of Khwaja, present the view of Aqidat. In fact, Sufism is believed to be worshiped by a god. Sufi is not associated with any one religion. This is the reason that for almost 800 years at the rate of Khwaja, the leg of all religions have been keeping their faith equal. Perhaps this is the reason that Khwaja saheb is such an example in the world of Sarvadharma harmony, which has no harm.

Some 800 years ago, when a dervish traveled hundreds of miles, taking the promise of Allah, when he reached Ajmer in Iran from Hindustan, whoever came to him was left with him. At his rate, there was no discrimination of the poor-religion, rich-poor, big and small. His mercy rained on everyone equally. From then till today more than 8 century has passed, but be it Raja, Ranka, Hindu or Muslim, whoever kissed her frame did not leave empty.

The elevated door of the dargah of the great Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, who has settled in the hearts of the people in the name of Khwaja Saheb or Garib Nawaz, is a witness to the greatest ruling from Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq, Allauddin Khilji and Mughal Akbar. He came in bow with full respect. This door is also a witness to the fact that Khwaja saheb is one such example in the world of all-religion harmony.

The dargah at Ajmer of the great Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti became not only the center of Islamic propaganda, but from here people of every religion have received the message of mutual love.

After the independence of the country, the first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru has also prayed in the court of Khwaja. Pt. Nehru addressed the zerines present in the dargah by climbing the stairs of the Mahfilkhana in the Dargah complex of Khwaja, which was historic. Famous personalities from the great poets Rabindranath Tagore, Sarojini Naidu, Pandit Madanmohan Malaviya to Jayaprakash Narayan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Indira Gandhi understood and understood the message of Khwaja and presented their flowers of akidat to Ajmer.

Ajmer Sharif, where Akbar wishes his son

Mughal Emperor Akbar came to Ajmer, the Dargah of Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti, on foot 437 km from Agra, and asked for the birth of a son here. This dargah remained his favorite place for Mughal emperor Akbar for many years. Today, at this rate, the faces of every class, irrespective of religion. Bollywood stars have often prayed for the success of their films.

About Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Ajmer is a beautiful place surrounded by the Aravalli hills

Ajmer Sharif Dargah Dargah is known by names like Sharif, Khwaja Garib Nawaz Dargah Ajmer, Ajmer Dargah. It is the most popular and important Muslim pilgrimage place in Rajasthan. Like Mecca Medina, it is also God’s door to Muslim religion.

It is famous for fulfilling the wishes of devotees. People from all communities come here and prostrate at the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Different followers of different religions reach from far away to offer flowers, velvet cloth, perfume and sandalwood to the dargah.

When did Khwaja Garib Nawaz come to India?

1192, It was during the reign of emperor Prithvi Raj that Hazrat Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti arrived in Ajmer.

Ajmer Sharif Dargah History

Khwaja Garib Nawaz Dargah Ajmer is the tomb of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Who was the founder of Islam in India. He was the greatest preacher of Islam in the world. He is known as a preacher of his great teachings and peace. These Sufi saints came from Persia. He died in 1236, after winning the hearts of all in Ajmer. This Sufi saint was also known as Khwaja Garib.

Later the Mughal emperors Humayun, Akbar, Shah Jahan and Jahangir built the mosque here. The main mausoleum is known as Nizam Gate, which was built by Shah Jahan. Hence this gate is also known as Shah Jahan Gate. After this is the Buland Darwaza. On which the Urs festival is started, by hoisting the Urs flag.

Memorial of Ajmer Sharif Dargah

While visiting Ajmer Sharif Dargah you will find various monuments notable buildings. All these buildings have been constructed by various rulers of India. It is considered very holy and enters the Ajmer Dargah through the Nizam Gate.

Nizam Gate

It was built in 1911 by Mir Osman Ali Khan of Hyderabad Deccan.

Shahjahani Gate

It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

Buland Darwaja

It is a huge gate built by Mahmud Khilji and his successors. The flag is hoisted above this gate before the start of the Urs festival.


There is a huge pot used for cooking in historical times. Which is located on the side of the second elevated door located opposite Saham.


The lamp is a large pan. Whose side circumference is 10-1 / 4 feet. 70 pounds of rice can be cooked in it. While the smaller deag takes 28 pounds. One of them was 1567 A.D. It was built by Akbar.

Mahfilkhana or Shamakhana

It is a place where you can enjoy the heart touching Qawwali, it is located on the western side of Saham Chirag. The place where Qawwali is held was built by Nawab Bashir-ud-Dava Asman Jahan.

Ajmer Sharif Daily Functions


This is a ritual in which the cleaning of the tomb is performed twice a day. One at 4 o’clock in the morning and at 3 o’clock in the evening. The morning Khidmat is half an hour before the Fajr prayer. Khidmat is performed by men only. Ladies are not allowed to Khidmat. Fatah is read by Khadim with flowers and sandalwood.


Candles are lit inside the Khadim Tomb. They play drums, light the lamps in all the four corners and chant the sacred words.

Qawwali (Shama)

It is a song in praise of Allah which is sung in front of the tomb by Qawwal who is a devotional singer in the Mahfil-e-Sama after which the Nawaz ends, besides the Quran is organized every day.

Urs Celebration in Ajmer Sharif

The annual festival of Urs begins by hoisting the flag at the Buland Darwaza. The festival of Urs begins after the moon is seen in the month of Rajab, with which there is a change in the daily schedule of the Dargah, the beginning of the Urs festival.

The main entrance to the holy tomb, which used to be closed at night, is now open to all, except 2 or 3 hours at night, day and night. The daily schedule of the Dargah changes as soon as the Urs festival begins. The main gate which was closed at night is opened day and night.

It is the last day of the Urs festival which is the sixth day of the festival. This is the most important day of this festival and after the morning prayer, the devotees start gathering near the holy tomb.

Then a recitation of the Quran, Shijra-e-Chishti and other verses are sung. Devotees also tie short turbans to each other and pray for peace, happiness and prosperity.

Contribution to Dargah  Ajmer Sharif

Devotees can offer chadar flower perfume in the Dargah Sharif. The Trust can also donate money for the maintenance of the Dargah and food.

People offer sheets in the dargah. Most people offer a velvet sheet. You can also donate money and food items for the food that is made for the devotees in the Dargah.

Best Time to Visit Ajmer Sharif Dargah

The Urs festival is the best time to visit Ajmer Sharif Dargah. This sacred place is open day and night during Urs. During Urs, Ajmer itself and itself becomes a holy place. The main gate of the Dargah during Urs is called Jannati Darwaza. The one who is usually closed during the Urs is all called the Jannati Darwaza.

How to reach Ajmer Sharif

Ajmer is surprisingly accessible from nearly every part of the country.

How to reach Ajmer by Road?

Ajmer is nearly 132 km away from Jaipur and about 388 km from Delhi. There are plenty of buses available from Ajmer to Delhi and Jaipur. There are both AC and Volvo buses running. State transport buses are connected to many critical destinations comprising of Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bundi, Bharatpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer.

Jaipur to Ajmer – 132 Km (Approx. 2h via NH8)Delhi to Ajmer – 388 Km (Approx. 5h 39 min via NH8)
Jodhpur to Ajmer – 209 Km (Approx. 3h 24 min via NH112 and NH116A / NH8)
Udaipur to Ajmer – 271 Km (Approx. 3h 20 min via NH8)
Bikaner to Ajmer – 266 Km (Approx. 4h 43 min via NH89)
Jaisalmer to Ajmer – 461 KM (Approx. 7h 12 min via NH15)
Ahmedabad to Ajmer – 531 Km (Approx. 8h via NH8)

How can I go to Ajmer by train?

The Ajmer Junction railway station comes on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Jaipur-Delhi line. It connects Ajmer to all major Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Allahabad, Kolkata and Lucknow. You can hire either a Cab or an auto-rickshaw from the railway station to reach your hotel or any place in the city.

How to reach Ajmer By Air?

There is no international airport in Ajmer, Approximately 135 kilometers from Ajmer city, the Sanganer Airport located in Jaipur is the nearest airport from Ajmer. The airport is well-connected to major metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai. Once you reach at the airport, you can hire a cab to reach Ajmer

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