Ajmer Sharif, Rajasthan
Located in the princely state of Rajasthan, Ajmer Sharif Dargah, is the resting place of Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, who was a great Sufi Saint who dedicated his entire life for the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden. The shrine is visited by millions of people every year from all religions.
Being the final resting place of the Gharib Nawaz Moin-ud-din Chishti, it has an enormous contribution in spreading ethical and spiritual values amongst the masses..
Ajmer Sharif was built by the Mughals, hence justifying the rich Mughal Architecture. The Dargah has various constituents like tombs, courtyards and Daalaans. The major among these structures are- Nizam Gate, Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Aulia Masjid, Dargah Shrine, Mehfilkhana and about a dozen of other prominent establishments. One can spot two huge cauldrons in the inner courtyard of the shrine. These containers have a capacity of 2240 kg and 4480 kg and are used during special occasions to cook sweet delicacies like Kheer.
The material used in building the main tomb of Ajmer Sharif Dargah is mostly marble and gold plating, which is guarded by silver railings and a marble screen. Visitors are welcomed by a relaxing aura at the Dargah, which is brought in by the combined effect of flowers, incense sticks and the spiritual vibes.
History of AJMER SHARIF
Being the final resting place of the Gharib Nawaz Moin-ud-din Chisti, Dargah Ajmer Sharif is the perfect emblem of harmony and spirituality, and a must visit for all seeking to answer their MANNATS to fulfill their wishes.
It is believed that when the Sufi saint turned 114, he locked himself up for six days to pray and left his mortal body behind, which eventually led to this exquisite shrine being erected in his memory.
Hazrat Khwaja Moin-Ud-Din Chisti died in 1236, and since then his resting place is known to have immense spiritual powers. It is believed that every wish made from a pure heart at Dargah Sharif gets fulfilled both for Hindus and Muslims.
Haji Suroor Chisty - MMP's Guide and Friend at Ajmer Sharif
Maulana Haji Suroor Chisty is a very senior MMP certified priest at the much revered Ajmer Sharif, the Dargah of Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chisti also known as Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz.
Haji Saab's ancestors were also priests at the Maqbara (grave) of Baba Gareeb Nawaz at Ajmer Sharif.
Highly rated and a friendly elderly Haji Saab arranges for flowers and chaddar for devotees based on prices paid in advance. The basket or Daala is then taken to the Maqbara. Though crowded, Haji Saab ensures every devotee gets to adorn Baba with the chaddar inside the tomb and shower rose petals on the grave.
A tour is also taken inside the ornamented white marble buildings inside the two courtyards where Haji Saab explains the historical and spiritual significance of each.
Kitchen decks where food gets cooked all by itself without a fire (chula) is also a marvel to wonder. Rice and Dal get mixed to a khichdi all by itself, later served as Prasad. Decks can also be sponsored through My Tirth India by liaising with the Dargah Committee office with receipts from the office of Ajmer Sharif on advance payment basis.
The URS for Moinuddin Chishti is celebrated every year on the 6th and 7th of Rajab, My Tirth India arranges this trip too.
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