Dargah Sharif is located at Ajmer in the state of Rajasthan. It is the holy abode of Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti, which also includes his maqbara (grave). Moinuddin Chishti, who was also known as Khawaja Ghareeb Nawaz, was born in Sanjar, Iran in 114 AD. His parent’s ancestry were related with Hazrat Imam Hussain, thus he was the direct offspring of Prophet Muhammad, the founder of the religion of Islam and considered as the last Prophet sent by God to mankind as per the Muslims all over the world. During the time of Hijra, Islam played a major role in the Indian Subcontinent but the task of inspiring and motivating the people about its mission and vision was executed by Hazrat Moinuddin Chisti. He was known by numerous names which also included Khawaja Saheb and Sultan-ul-Hind. He worked with a magnificent and pure character with a great noble power adorned with dedication and love for the mankind.
For the past centuries, the exquisite monument of Dargah Sharif has been visited by numerous tourists for the religious purposes. The maqbara is situated at the foothills of northern terminus. “Garib Nawaz Chatty” festival is celebrated every month based on the viewing of the moon. The altar of Khawaja Garib Nawaz is visited by the tourists and the khuddams of Khawaja Garib Nawaz. While visiting the maqbara, they also bring flowers and Gilaf Shariff (42 metres of cloth) which is fabricated and embroidered. It is used for covering the holy altar or the other offerings as per their capability to be offered at the altar.
Its major attraction is the mausoleum which beholds the coffin of the saint which is the most holy place of the shrine. The beautiful shrine includes numerous tombs, courtyards, daalans and buildings which signify the picturesque exhibit of the Mughal archaeology built during the Mughal period. It is said that the special prayers at the altar of Khawaja Gharib Nawaz at Ajmer Shariff, protects the one who comes here to seek blessings and the Taweez from Ajmer shariff saves one from the black magic spells and other bad happenings.
Gaddi Nashin Aastana-e-Aliya Khawaja Ghareeb Nawaz
111, Faiz Manzil, Nathwan Shah,
Khadim Mohalla, Dargah Sharif,
Area: Ajmer Phone: +91-982070786
Timings: 4 AM- 10 PM (Summer) & 5 AM- 9 PM (Winter), Open on All Days
State: Rajasthan District: Ajmer
Languages: Hindi, Urdu, English Weather: 20°C to 45°C (Max.)
Best Time to Visit: October-March
STD Code: 0145 Pin Code: 305001
The nearest airport is at Jaipur, 136 km away and is well connected to major cities of India and abroad.
Ajmer has its own railway station. It lies on the Jaipur-Ahmedabad rail route and is well connected to all the major cities of India.
RSRTC and various private travels operate regular buses that ply to Ajmer from the major cities of state. The best way to reach dargah in less time is by your own means of transportation like car or private taxis.
Jaipur – 130 km
Jodhpur – 199 km
Udaipur – 270 km
Agra – 368 km
New Delhi – 390 km