Saturday, 28 December 2013

Dargah Ajmer India

DARGAH AJMER INDIA : 

Drgah, located on the foot of the Taragarh Hill, the Dargah is surrounded by well-maintained gardens and gateways. The main entrance to the tomb is the Buland Darwaza, which is also the site of the hoisting of a white flag to mark the beginning of Urs Festival. On either side of the Buland Darwaza are two huge degs or cauldrons, in which the tabarruk or holy food is cooked and distributed among the devotees or Urs. The Mahfilkhana is a hall, which is only used for 6 days to host qawaalis during the Urs festival. A particularly interesting piece of architecture is the silver Begami Dalaan, which is an ornately done portico over the main shrine. As you enter the shrine through this, a typical fragrance of sandal paste and attar, with which the tomb is anointed everyday, engulfs you. The main tomb is covered with a canopy fitted with real pearls and embroidered in gold and silver. A silver railing surrounds the tomb and devotees throng this place to offer flowers, sandalwood paste and incense sticks. Other interesting structures within the dargah complex include the Mazhar of Bibi Hafiz Jamal and Aulia Masjid, both used to recite the holy Koran. An interesting Mughal construction is the Jama Masjid, which has all 99 names of Allah and the 33 Koranic verses carved on the walls. Similarly, the Shah Jahan Mosque is made of white marble and covered in delicate carvings. The Jannati Darwaza, created in silver is opened during Id and Urs and it is believed that walking through the gate 7 times grants you a place in heaven! 

Dargah Ajmer India

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