The Ajmer Dargah Sharif is located at the bottom of a barren hill. It is the place where the Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti’s mortal life is buried.
The Dargah (tomb) constructed with a marble dome exists in the center of a courtyard which is surrounded all around by a silver platform. It is thought that the shrine is the place of wish fulfillment for all those who pray with a devout and pure dedicated heart. People of all religious backgrounds coming from different walks of life visit the Dargah and make special offerings of rose and jasmine flowers in order to seek the blessings of Khawaja Chisti.
Millions of dedicated worshipers from all over the world come to the Dargah in order to pay homage to Khawaja on Urs Ajmer Shareef, in the solemn memory of Chisti sahab. The pious saint left for his heavenly abode after doing a six-day prayer in seclusion. His devotees celebrate his ‘Urs Ajmer Shariff’ every year only during the first six days of Rajjab, the 7th month of the Islamic calendar.
The Chadar that is the Ghilaph and Neema which are the essential offerings for the tomb are offered by nearly hundred and thousand of devotees. A very interesting ritual is the eating of Kheer (Milk Pudding) that is cooked in two very large cauldrons called Degs and is distributed to the devotees as tabarruk (blessed food).
One of the major attractions at the Dargah is the qawwali programs that are organized during the annual famous ‘Urs Ajmer Shareif‘ festival. Many mehfils and Qawwalis are also held and mass prayer calls conducted for the eternal solidarity of the mankind. Professional singers who are called ‘qawwals’ sing songs that are written in the praise of the saint in a very characteristic high-pitched tone. This ‘Sufiana Kalam‘ sung by the artists have a spellbound effect on the listeners that prompts them to clap to the rhythmic musical sound and instruments.