Dargah Shariff of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is a major attraction of Ajmer. Not just Ajmer, it is one of the major
highlights in India as a whole. It houses the tomb of the legendary figure, Moinuddin Chishti. Every day, millions and millions of people visit the Dargah irrespective of their cast, creed,
color, nationality and social status.
Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti was a Sufi saint who hailed during the Mughal period. The tomb erected in his honor attracts people from all over the country. Stating from rich to poor all kind of people come here with ailments, stress, and various other problem to pray in the Dargah. It is said that no one leaves empty handed from the Dargah. People find peace of mind when they visit this shrine.
The city of Ajmer is encapsulated by the Aravalli’s from all sides. The Dargah is at the base of Taragarh Hill overlooking a lake. Reaching the
Dargah is very easy. Anybody will show you the road to Garib Nawaz; you will have to walk past a huge gate made of red sandstone. The Nizam of Hyderabad donated this gate to the Dargah. The
Dargah also features a mosque donated by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan which is known as the Akbari Mosque.
The entrance of the Dargah is extremely crowded but the security is tight. No camera is allowed. The sea of people entering the shrine is a sight to behold. You are supposed to cover your head while entering the Dargah. There were khadims attending the devotees.
Qawals reciting holy praises of the Saint trying to reinforce the greatness of the holy shrine through each verse they sing. The voice echoed all over the places. The only message that got conveyed to me is that now that you have reached the Dargah Shariff, you can leave behind all your worries and pains. This is an abode of peace. All you have to do is talk to the saint and he will grant your wish.
With the hustle bustle all around, people ritualistically performing prayers, my mind got stuck to the qawallis. I sat there to listen to the songs.