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Sunday, July 22, 2007

last year, by now i was in the city of ajmer... my wish was to visit the shrine even this year but unfortunately we couldn't make it for certain reasons.i was expecting on my seventh month and was advised by three to four doctors not to risk by travelling but i did make it to ajmer... in a few posts in the beginning of my blog, i had mentioned about my trips to Jaipur and Agra after visiting ajmer.

while in ajmer,i was as usual too exhausted the whole time but yet i tried my best to keep up pace with the other faith in the saint was and is strong as ever and it was unbelievable that even after being in such a crowded atmosphere i was always safe.the lighted up dargah, the reciting of the poems, singing of qawwalis and crowds of deep faith everywhere.. all gave immense peace and if given a chance,will visit every year.

its not only the muslims that visit this holy place this time of the year but people from all over the globe, whatever the religion go there to pay homage to the saint.

Sonia Gandhi's chadar was offered just yesterday, she has been blessed and will remain in safety always.three months after returning my wish got granted and i know it was only faith...

below are some of the facts of the great sufi saint:

It is the 795th Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti and the faith and belief that people have in him has only grown with time.

Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti came to India from Persia in the 13th century to spread Islam.

The saint, who came to be known as the Gareeb Nawaz, died in 1236. And since then, a six-day Urs has been celebrated annually to mark his death anniversary.

''Urs means milan and when a saint or prophet dies he goes and meets Allah which is why we celebrate their death,'' said a believer.

Legend has it that the saint requests Allah to grant the wish of everyone who comes to the dargah and makes a wish. This is one reason why people from India and abroad flock to the site.

The two degahf or cauldrons are gifts from Emperor Akbar who had immense faith in the saint. During the Urs sweet food is cooked in the smaller degahf. Visitors can bear the cost of the food prepared.

''I had booked 10 yrs back. And I will have my chance in 2010,'' said a visitor.

1 Comment:

  1. Anonymous said...
    ajmer is beautiful city
    i born there

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