Khwaja Sharif Dargah

 Dargah Sharif

Dargah Sharif

At the foot of a barren hill, is situated India’s most important pilgrimage centre where people come from all faith. It is the splendid tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The shrine is next only to Mecca or Medina for the Muslims of South Asia. Great Mughal Samrat Akbar used to make a pilgrimage to the Dargah from Agra once a year. The mausoleum has a gigantic gate, which was built by the Nizam of Hyderabad. The two massive cauldrons in the courtyard are of particular interest and on the right side of the courtyard is the Akbari Masjid built in white marble. There is another mosque in the courtyard built by Shahjahan, another Mughal Samrat. The saint’s tomb with a splendid marble dome is in the centre of the second courtyard, which is surrounded by a silver platform. A colourful fair is held on his death anniversary during 1th to 6th day of the Islamic calender in every year. It is located in Ajmer.

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