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About Dargah Sharif

Dargah Sharif is a Sufi shrine dedicated to Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, who was the founder of the Chishtiya Sufi order in India. Located in Ajmer, it contains the maqbara or tomb of the saint and is visited by millions of pilgrims every year, especially during the annual Urs Festival, which commemorates the death anniversary of Moinuddin Chisti. A fitting example of Mughal architecture, this place has several beautiful tombs, buildings, and courtyards. The main entrance is known as the Buland Darwaza and has two cauldrons on either side fixed into the earth with solid masonry. A delectable mixture of rice sugar, ghee, and dried fruits is cooked in the bigger of the two to distribute as tabarruk. The Begami Dalaan is another fascinating structure embellished in gold, which was used by the women visiting the Dargah. There are two entrance doors to the shrine, and they are both carved with silver detailing. The tomb itself is made of white marble inlaid with pieces of precious stones. It is said that those who visit this dargah and pray with utmost faith, will be able to free their souls.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Lockers, Food Stalls
  • Recommended Hours Min. 4 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear, Camera

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