Holy city of Ajmer
Ajmer was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in 7th Century. The main attraction of Ajmer is Muin-ud-Din Chisti's Dargah that is uniformly reversed by both Hindus&Muslims. The Ajmer lives up with the traditions of religions and cultures. The mughal era architectures have added the spice in to this place.The city has been sparkling with its many old monuments like Taragarh Fort, Ahai - Din Ka- Jhonpra, and Nasiyan Jain Temple. Ajmer is also known for its tourist sites like Ana Sagar and daulat Bagh.
Dargah Shariff of Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti.
Dargah Shariff of Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti is the most famous place in the city of Ajmer. It is one of the holiest places of worship in India not only for the Muslims but also for the people of other religions.
The Dargah is situiated at the foot of the northern vicinity of Taragarh hill. Its main attraction is the crypt containing the tomb of the saint which is the sanctum of the Dargah. The other well-known attractions are the two mighty Buland Darwaza, which were built with the donations of Sultan Ghyasuddin Khilji of Mandoo. The other Buland Darwaza in the north, (which is now the main entrance of the Dargah), was built by H.E.H. Nisam Usman Ali Khan of Hyderabad Deccan in 1915 A.D. On the top of this Buland Darwaza, there is the main Naqqar Khana (drum house) containing two pairs of huge naqqars (beating drums) which were presented by Emperor Akbar after his successful victory in a campaign of Bengal. They are sounded to the accompaniment of music played on Nafeeries and Shahnias at certain fixed hours of every day and night of the year by musicians permanently employed on the staff of the Dargah.
The Dargah includes many other attractive buildings, tombs, courtyards and Daalaans. Akbar was the first Moghul Emperor to visit the Dargah on foot when Ajmer came under his possession. He built the Akbari Masjid in the Dargah in 1571 A.d. which is a spacious mosque (140x140) feet. It was repaired by Nawab Ghafoor Ali of Danapur in 1901 A.D. One of its wings now accommodates the Moiniua Usmania Darul-Uloom, an Arabic and Persain School, for religious education which is run by the management of the Dargah.
Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti (r.a.)
Birth: Early life and Education
Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti, r.a. was born in Seistan (East Persia) also known as Sajistan, around 533 Hijri (1138-39 A.D.) in a well respected family. His father, Khwaja Ghayasuddin, r.a. and mother, Syeda Bibi Ummalwara (alias Bibi Mahe-Noor), were the descendants of Hazrat Ali, r.a. Khwaja Sahib lost both his father and mother at an early age of sixteen years. He inherited an orchard and millstone which were his means of livelihood. One day when Khwaja Sahib was working in his orchard, A religious man named Ebrahim Qandoozi, came and took his seat under the shade of a tree. When Khwaja Sahib saw him, he brought a bunch of grapes and presented it to his guest. The visitor ate the grapes and was delighted. He then took something out of his bag, chewed it, then offered it to his young host. Khwaja Sahib ate it without any hesitation, and at once the light of wisdom and knowledge dawned upon the young Khwaja. Immediately he disposed of all of his worldly belongings and distributed the money amongst the poor, and he set off for Samarkand and Bokhara then the great centers of learning for religious education and knowledge.
Gharibnawaz(R.A) :- His Ethical Sayings Gems of Wisdom.
The heart of a lover (the true devote of God) constantly burns with the fire of Love so much so that whatever passion intrudes upon its sanctity is burnt to ashes.
He indeed is a true devotee blessed with the love of God, who is gifted with the following three attributes: river-like charity, i.e his sense of charity has no limits and is equally beneficial to all the creatures of God who approach him, Sun-like affection, i.e. his affection may be extended indiscriminately to all like sunlight and Earth-like hospitality, i.e. His loving embrace may be open to all like that of the earth.
A sin committed does not harm an individual so much as the looking down with contempt upon one’s own fellow beings.
The test of a true devotee’s mind is that it is always, and to all intents, strictly obedient to the will of God and is constantly afraid of behaving in a manner which is apt to displease Him resulting in the withdrawal of His grace.
A seer of the ‘essence of things’ is characteristically mute and meditative.
He is a hardened sinner who commits sin and yet simultaneously entertains the belief that he is one the God’s ‘chosen few’.
A Dervish or hermit is one who would never disappoint a needy.
Patience is tested through resignation to sorrow, sufferings and disaster without a murmur disclosing one’s pains to others.
The more one learns about the ‘essence of things’ the more he wonders.
The seer regards Death as a friend, luxury as a enemy and the constant narration or remembrance of God as a glory.
The best time for the seer of dervish is indicated by the absence of all cares from his mind.
Knowledge is comprised upto an unfathomable ocean and enlightenment is like a wave in it, then what is the relation of God and man ? While the ocean of knowledge is sustained by God alone, the enlightenment pertains to man.
‘Namaaz’ (Islamic prayer) is the ladder leading to the proximity of God Almighty.
Prosperity departs from the home of one who tells a lie on oath and he is soon ruined.
The graveyard is the place for picking up a lesson. In such a solemn surrounding, one should not indulge in laughing or burst into laughter or eat or drink or do any other worldly thing.
Keep handy your equipment for the last journey and think of death as hovering over your head at all times.
God rains misfortune and misery upon the heads of those whom He loves.
The best way of evading the fire of hell lies in feeding the hungry, providing water to the thirsty, removing the wants of the needy and befriending the miserable.
Just as the sunshine increases gradually in the morning so does the Divine Light expands in one who says Ishraaq prayers.
When the Aarif meditates over a thing, he attains a state of absorption in which even if thousands of angels assuming wonderful forms try to attract him, he would remain entirely undisturbed for the time being.
There is impurity below every human hair, hence water must touch and reach the root of every hair. If a single hair shall remain dirty, purification is not complete and is impaired.
Human Perspiration is not impure (Hadith).
Offer your repentance quickly before death arrives and hurry up to perform the Namaaz before its final hour passes.
It is incumbent on the followers of the path of ‘Tariqat’ (the path leading to Divinity) that he must first divorce or renounce the physical world, and then the second world thereafter and ultimately his own ‘self’ (Nafs) when alone he can pursue his right path, failing which he should abandon the enterprise of Sufism.
For a follower of the path of Truth, it is worse than a sin to disdain or look down upon any one.
When the Aarif becomes silent it means that he is talking to God, and when he closes his eyes it means that he his knocking at God’s door.
The path of Love (of God) is such a path that whoever stepped into it, he lost himself.
Those devoted to the path of the ‘knowledge of God’s realization’ (Irfaan ) have nothing to speak of except God.
Severance of connection with wealth and property is one of the inferior achievements of an Aarif.
Those who are true lovers of God, give away both of the worlds for the sake of their ‘beloved’ and even then they feel that they have done nothing whatever.
Verily he is an Aarif who is clothed with three qualities-firstly, piety; secondly, conduct eliciting respect, and thirdly, modesty.
Love of God transcends and is above all passion for others.
Perfection of Faith is evidenced by three things - Fear, Hope and Love.
Death is a bridge which expands the passage for a lover to reach his beloved (God).
True Friendship or love (of God) lies in maintaining His constant recollection in heart and not in expression by speech.
The heart was essentially created for making rounds of the love of God.
Ajmer is rich in culture and religious belief. If you want something badly then vist the Khwaja Sahib dargah and bow your head and make a wish, Khwaja Sahib will make that wish come true.
Ajmer and Khwaja Sahib dargah Pics.
Khawaja Sahib Dargah Buland Darwaja Main Entrance.
Khawaja Sahib Dargah Buland Darwaja one.
Khawaja Sahib Dargah Buland Darwaja Two.
Khawaja Sahib Dargah vinicity.
Khawaja Sahib Dargah Wajoo banane ki jagah.
Khawaja Sahib Dargah shrine one.
Khawaja Sahib Dargah shrine two.
Khawaja Sahib Mazaar entrance one.
Khawaja Sahib Mazaar entrance two.
Khawaja Sahib mazaar entrance three.
Khawaja Sahib mazaar second entrance.
Khawaja Sahib Dargah Devotee.
Khawaja Sahib Dargah Manate Aam.
Khawaja Sahib Dargah Phoolo ka chadar.
Ajmer ki Gali.
Ajmer ki gali ki ek Dukan.
Ajmer ki Topi.
Ajmer ki candle.
Ana Sagar Entrance.
Ana sagar Toy train one.
Ana Sagar toy Train two.
Ana Sagar Boats.
Ana sagar Boating.
Ana sagar Boating.
Ducks in Ana sagar.
Ana sagar Lake one.
Ana sagar lake two.
Ajmeri Tonga one.
Ajmeri Tonga two.
Outer Ajmer one.
Outer Ajmer two.
A temple near Ajmer.
Rajasthani Railway station one.
Rajasthani Railway Station two.