• Dargah Sharif, Ajmer

    The Dargah Sharif or the place of Where the Muslim saint Khajwa Moinudin Chishti lie sburied, draws piligrams and devotees from all parts of the Islamic world. But his admirers today come from all religions as the Dargah Sharif is considered a shrine where wishes are fulfiled.

    The flow of piligrams is quite steady throught the year but at the time of the annual urs (death anniversary ceremonies of the saint ) which lasts for six days, lakhs of pilgrims from all parts of India as well as from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Eastern Asia converge upon the shrine.The simple tomb in which in the saint was buried has now grown in to a large complex with several mosques, pavillions and gateways.

    With in the complex Qawwals sing songs in praise of the saint. Their musical instruments provide the Rhythm while the khadims ( servants of the saint ) look after the tourists. When devotees prayers are answered, they offer chadar (cover) on the grave of the saint.