In this era of communalism and religious intolerance, Ajmer comes across as an extremely secular town and a unifying shrine in Rajasthan . Founded in the 7th century by Raja Ajpal Chauhan, Ajmer served as the Bastion of he Chauhan kings. The city passed on to the Mewar kings and was at last annexed by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Ajmer is renowned for the Shrine dedicated to the Muslim saint lovingly known as Khwaja who longed to unite the people of the land in a common bond or brotherhood.
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The Urs Ajmer Sharif is the city's major festival and eulogizes the Sufi seer Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti. Qawwalis and festive songs are sung at the famed durgah or shrine in the city. Millions of devotees visit the city during the Urs and offer prayers and supplications.
The major attractions of the city of Ajmer are
- Dargah Khwaja Sharif - One of the most famous mosques in India. Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Christians visit this 13th century shrine and pay obeisance to the Divine. All prayers are believed to be granted here and the heart of the visitor is filled with a hitherto unknown calm and peace.
- Tara Garh or the Star Fort
- Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda
- Akbar Palace
- Rajputana Museum
- Abdulla Khan's Tomb
- Ana Sagar Lake
- Khobra Bheroon Temple
- Visal Sar
- Foy Sagar
- Man Mahal
- Pushkar Lake
- Nasiyan (Red) Temple
- Mayo College
- Shah Jahan's Mosque
- Circuit House
To accommodate the throng of tourists during the Urs and even at other times, Ajmer has well provided accommodation facilities including Luxury Hotels (e.g. Man Singh Palace), Budget Hotels (e.g. RTDC Khadim, Hotel Ambassador, Hotel Chitvan etc.) and other arrangements such as guest houses.
Blogs about Ajmer
Prithviraj Smarak, Ajmer: An Icon of Royal Valour : The Prithviraj Smarak is a memorial to Prithviraj Chauhan, the great hero of the Rajput Chauhan dynasty. Located on the Taragarh Road in Ajmer, the memorial has a statue of the king in black stone, mounted on a horse. Prithviraj Chauhan has been shown with a bow and arrow in his hand. Prithvi Raj Chauhan (originally Prithvi Raj III) was the last ruler in the lineage of Chauhans. He was enthroned to rule the twin…
The Scenic Ana Sagar Lake of Ajmer : Location: Ajmer, Rajasthan Surrounded by the magnificent Aravalli Hills, the city of Ajmer is one of the oldest and the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan. Thousands of tourists from all over the country visit the city for one of the most revered shrines of India: Dargah of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti or “Ajmer Sharif”. But there is one more place that proves to be a feather in the cap for Ajmer. It is…
A Spiritual Abode – Ajmer Sharif : Location: Ajmer, Rajasthan A shrine of Sufi saint, Moinuddin Chishti, Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan is popular as Dargah Sharif. It is among the most popular places to see in the country and a preferred pilgrimage destination. The Buland Darwaza, the Shahjahani Gate and the Nizam Gate, which is the main gate, speak of the associations of the Dargah with the era of royals. The Dargah compound is captivating. Once you enter, you feel and sense…
Last Updated on : 7/8/2011
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