One interesting thing about we humans is “Belief“. Everybody knows that there is only one God who is the creator of this whole Universe. However, everyone has a different perspective of believing in him. Muslims see God as “ALLAH“, Hindus see God as “BHAGWAN“, Christians see God as “JESUS” and so on. We usually go to different Holy places like Mandir, Masjid to find him which is our belief and no one can abstain us from doing that. However, we should always remember one thing “Different Face’s and Different Faiths But He is Everywhere The Same”. So in this context let’s talk about The Significance of Ajmer Dargah Sharif.
One of the most famous places of Ajmer, the Ajmer Dargah is a Sufi shrine that people consider as one of the holiest places in Rajasthan. Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, a Persian Sufi saint has blessed this place with his Sufi and spiritual teachings.
He traveled across South Asia, eventually settling in Ajmer. By the grace of God, his teachings attracted people towards him from all over the world. People believe that if prays with a pure heart at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, gets all his or her wishes fulfilled.
This esteemed shrine built by the Mughal Emperor Humayun features a series of massive doors with beautiful carvings while to enter the dargah. All the doors are made of pure silver which looks very attractive.
However, when you reach the courtyard you will see the tomb of Moinuddin Chishti craved out of marble which adds more to the beauty of the shrine. There is a sense of peace inside the premises of dargah that you may not find anywhere else.
People from all over the world come to Ajmer mainly to visit this place. No doubt it is a holy place of Muslims. However, people of all religions visit this place and pray for their well being. Muhammad Bin Tughluq was the first to visit the Dargah Sharif of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty Ajmeri in 1332. Till date, around 150,000 pilgrims visit the dargah every single day as a mark of their gratitude towards the holy shrine.
Apart from the main shrine, there are several mosques inside the dargah complex which modify the beauty of this place. These mosques were built by Akbar and Shah Jahan, who made it a point to visit Ajmer at least once a year.
However, people also believe that this place has some powers which attract people towards it. The place is an architectural sensation and perfect for those who want to connect with their spiritual souls.
One of the monuments inside Dargah knew as Jahrla was the main source of water during the time of Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti. Even today, people use it for all the rituals that take place within the premises of the dargah.
Every day, after offering Namaaz, “qawwalis” praising Allah are sung by devotional singers inside Ajmer Sharif’s hall. This practice is called as mehfil-e-sama
Long ago, a water carrier namely Nizam Sikka saved the life of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. As a reward, he was given authority to rule the Mughal Empire for an entire day. However, to date, the tomb of Nizam Sikka exists within the Dargah Sharif.
15 minutes before the evening prayers every day, the workers of Dargah light some candles and recite Persian verses. This is for the goodwill of Shrine and its premises
Over 33 Quranic verses along with 99 holy names of Allah are beautifully written inside the Jama Masjid which adds even more grace to its beauty
Dargah Ajmer Sharif is the main attraction why most of the people visit Ajmer. However, there are more beautiful places which you can keep in mind while visiting Ajmer. Some of them are- Ana Sagar Lake, Adhai Din ka Jhopr, Akbar’s Palace and Museum, Nareli Jain Temple, Clock Tower, Ajmer and many other places which can keep you entertaining throughout your journey. There are many nearby hotels to Dargah Sharif where you can have a calm stay and enjoy to the fullest. The prices of these hotels are pretty affordable and can easily come under your budget.