Baba Farid Chilla


Baba Farid Chilla

This underground Chilla of Baba Farid is situated on the North side of the Holy Shrine.

Just behing the Sandal Khana Mosque the Chilla (CELL or HUJRA) of Hazrat Baba Farid Ganj-e-Shakar is situated, where Baba Farid R.A. spent some time in contemplation and seclusion. The gate to the Chilla Sharif remains closed through out the year except for three days, 4th Moharram Sharif to 6th Moharram Sharif every year, when it is opened for Ziarat to all in the Chilla Sharif.

Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty and Hazrat Khwaja Kutubuddin Bakhtyar Kaki R.A. were together in the Hujra (Cell or Chilla). Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty said to Hazrat Khwaja Kutubuddin Bakhtyar Kaki �O Bakhtyar how much longer will you burn that young man (Baba Farid) up with Spiritual Exercise? �You must reward him with something.� Hazrat Khwaja Kutubuddin Bakhtyar Kaki answered, �What power do I have in front of you? �Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty announced, �This is your mureed (disciple).�Then he stood up and suggested that they both gave him their blessings. So Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty stood on the right and Hazrat Khwaja Kutubuddin Bakhtyar Kaki on the left with side Baba Farid between them, and whatever blessings they had received they bestowed on him.

The two saints have bestowed the two worlds on you.you have received kingship from these kings of the age. The realms of both this and the other world belong to you. The entire creation in fact has been made over to you.

It is said that Hazrat Shaikh Baba Farid Ganj-e-Shakar is a descendent of Hazrat Umar Farooq-e-Azam R.A.A. the second Calipah of Hazrat Muhammed S.A.W. The father of Hazrat Shaikh Baba Farid Ganj-e-Shakar was Shaikh Jamaluddin Sulaiman who had also migrated from Ghazni. He lived and died at Patan near Gujranwala in Pakistan.

Situated behind Masjid Sandalkhana, on the western side, it is the place where the great Sufi saint Baba Farid Gunjshakar engaged himself in meditations. Its doors are opened on 5th of Moharrarn, only once in a year.

It is situated between Jama Masjid and Sandali Masjid in the premises of Hazrat khwaja Muinuddin’s Dargah at Ajmer. Along the left-hand wall, in the background of the Sandali Masjid there is a small gate which leads down to the under-ground cell in which Hazrat Baba Farid remained in a chilla (secluded prayers) for 40 days in spiritual communion with the Holy Saint of Ajmer. This gate is opened for public Ziarat (visit) on the night of the 5th of Moharram (the date of Baba farid’s death) every year when thousands of pilgrims visit the place from all over India to seek his spiritual benediction.

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