Khwaja Garib Nawaz in Ajmer

Khwaja Garib Nawaz in Ajmer, Rajasthan

Seek blessings at one of the most revered sufi shrines in India

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About Khwaja Garib Nawaz Dargah In Ajmer

Snuggled at the foot of Taragarh Hill, Khwaja Garib Nawaz Dargah is one of the most celebrated tombs in Ajmer, Rajasthan. This tomb dedicated to a Sufi saint- Moinuddin Chisty- is the most revered Sufi shrines not only in the state of Rajasthan but also throughout the country. Also referred to as Dargah Sharif, Ajmer Dargah Sharif, Ajmer Sharif, this shrine is visited by a huge flock of devotees. And, the interesting part is the list of devotees does not only consist of people of Muslim religion but also a horde of Hindus who believe in the teachings of Moinuddin Hasan Chisti, who later became famous with the name of Khwaja Garib Nawaz for being the preacher of humanity.

History of Khwaja Garib Nawaz Dargah

Born in Chisti, Afghanistan, Khwaja Moinuddin holds a prominent place amongst the greatest spiritual leaders of the world. Not influenced by the material things, he came to India and settled in Ajmer to teach why mankind is the best way of high living. The spectacular Ajmer Sharif Dargah is the tomb of a popular Sufi saint, called Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti who dedicated his entire life for the welfare of the oppressed and poor people. And, the dargah is the resting place where he rests after death. Drawing a large number of followers, including kings and people of higher rankings, he practiced his teachings while focusing on the unity of Hindu and Muslim communities.

Meaning of Khwaja Garib Nawaz: Khwaja Garib Nawaz was a Sufi saint who came from Persia to India. The Khwaja Garib Nawaz Dargah belongs to this Sufi saint only and hence it has been named after him. 

Architecture of Khwaja Garib Nawaz ki Dargah:

The architecture of the Khwaja Garib Nawaz ki Dargah has been inspired from the Mughal architecture. The tomb has been entirely constructed in white marble. Some main structures inside the Dargah are Begami Dalaan, Nizam gate, Aulia Masjid, Jama Masjid, Victoria Hauz and many others. Buland Darwaza is the main gate to enter the dargah which is huge. Inside the courtyard, there are massive cauldrons that have been placed which are used for cooking food on various special occasions.   

Significance of Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Ajmer Sharif Dargah is very famous among the devotees for the fulfillment of wishes. It is said that prayers get fulfilled if prayed with a pure heart. People from all over the world come here for the fulfillment of their wishes. 

Why Ajmer Sharif Dargah is Famous? 

Khwaja Garib Nawaz is famous all over the world for the fulfillment of prayers. People from all over the world come here to offer their prayers to the Sufi saint with a pure heart for fulfillment. The 6 days death ceremony of the Sufi saint is also a very famous event that takes place at the Dargah. As it is said the saint locked himself up for 6 days before his death, therefore this death ceremony is celebrated here for 6 days. Kheer is cooked in big cauldrons on this day which is distributed among people. 

Miracles at Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Murderer turning into a Devotee: Yes, it is true, legends have that a murderer turned into a devotee under the influence of Saint. He came to murder the saint on orders of some people who wanted to kill the saint. With intuitive powers, the saint came to know about the evil plans of the murderer. The man prayed to the saint and apologize and saint forgave him. This made him the follower of Islam and also a devotee of the saint.  

Highlights of Khwaja Garib Nawaz

Built with white marbles, the Khwaja Garib Nawaz Dargah consists of two courtyards and a massive gate, which was donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad. 

Famed for being one of the most sought-after places in the town of Ajmer amongst tourists, it is believed that if you pray here with a pure heart, your all wishes are granted, for sure

This sufi shrine is mostly visited by people during the death anniversary of the popular spiritual leader.

Facts About Ajmer Sharif Dargah

In the year 1332, it is said that Muhammad Bin Tughlaq was the first person to visit the dargah.

Mehfil-e-sama is a hall inside the dargah where qawwalis are sung every day after the reading of namaz.

There are two massive cauldrons inside the dargah which are used for cooking of kheer on special occasions.

You will find Quran verses inscribed on the walls of the dargah along with the names of Allah. 

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The famous Khwaja Garib Nawaz Dargah in Ajmer, Rajasthan was constructed by an architect- Sunni-Al-Jammat in the duration of 1236 AD.

Located in Ajmer, Rajasthan, the sufi shrine is the resting place of one of the most revered preachers of mankind- Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti- who dedicated his entire life for the welfare of poor people. This shrine has been established in order to pay tribute to the saint.

It is advised to not carry bags if you are planning a visit to Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Rajasthan. For, the place is often very crowded, and you are not allowed to enter the dargah with your backpack.

Khwaja Garib Nawaz is said to have been killed by Prithviraj Chauhan.

KGN stands for Khwaja Garib Namaz who was a philosopher and a scholar.

Sayyid G?h?iy?t?h? al-D?n is the father of Khwaja Garib Nawaz.

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