Ajmer Sharif Dargah

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  • January 25, 2023
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In News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has handed over Chadar which would be offered on the Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah.

Ajmer sharif dargah

  • It is a Sufi tomb (dargah) of the revered Sufi saint, Moinuddin Chishti, located at Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.
  • The shrine has Chishti’s grave (Maqbara).
  • All the member of committee of Dargah alknown as “Khadims”
  • Moinuddin Chishti was a 13th-century Sufi saint and philosopher.
  • during the reign of the Sultan Iltutmish
  • The white marble dome of Chishti’s shrine, as seen today, was built in 1532.
  • It is an example of Indo-Islamic architecture and the dome features a lotus and a crown of gold, donated by Rampur’s Nawab Haider Ali Khan.
  • The dargah has a royal darbar, Mehfil Khana, that was constructed in 1888.
  • The complex also has a Langar Khana and a Mahfil Khana
  • The Jhalara is a natural tank of water that is used by pilgrims
  • The Jannati Darwaza is a door made of silver that is used only on rare occasions. It is also referred to as the Bihisti Darwaza.
  • The death anniversary of Moinuddin Chishti is called the Urs Sharif festival

Sources: Newsonair


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