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Buland Darwaza Ajmer Sharif


Buland Darwaza Ajmer Sharif

Sultan Ghiyasuddin Khilji (1469-1500) himself was a devotee of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin and it was almost certainly he who funded the construction of the Buland Darwaza, one of the ceremonial gates of the dargah, and so-called because of its great height. The Buland Darwaza is sometimes attributed to Sultan Alauddin Khilji, some refer today to it as the ‘Ala I Darwaza ‘ but this is unlikely, and is no doubt the result of a confusion between the Khiljis of Malwa and Mandu, and Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi (1298-1316). Before the commencement of Urs Sharif a flag is hoisted on top of this gate with grand ceremony on the 25th Jamadiulsaani for ushering the ‘Urs’ of Khwaja Saheb, which starts from 1st of Rajab(The 7th month of lunar Calendar).

The Buland Darwaza, can, therefore, more acceptably be attributed to Ghiyas al-din Khilji. It was not only Akbar and the Khilji Sultans who adorned Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty ‘s tomb. By the early seventeenth century the dargah was clearly an impressive establishment with a considerable staff financed by the endowments and offerings of devotees. There was already accommodation for the staff, facilities for the pilgrims’ ritual ablutions, a monumental gateway (the Buland Darwaza), at the entrance of the shrine, and a lavishly decorated mausoleum for the saint.


बुलन्द दरवाजा

यह दरवाजा सुल्तान महमूद खिलजी की यादगार है। इसकी बुलन्दी 85 फुट है अन्दर फर्श संगमरमर का है चूंकि दरगाह शरीफ की कुल इमारतों से यह दरवाजा ऊंचा है इसलिए इसको बुलन्द दरवाजा कहते हैं। 25 जुमादल आखिरी को इसी दरवाजे के ऊपर उर्स शरीफ का झन्डा लगाया जाता है।

 

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Victoria Tank

Victoria Tank

This tank (Hauz) was constructed by British Government, in memory of Queen Mary’s visit to Dargah Sharif.

Built in 1911 when Queen Victoria visited the Dargah.

Victoria tank
In memory of Queen Mary’s visit to the Shrine, the roof of the tank was constructed by the British Government for the convenience of the people to perform ablution.

In memory of Queen Mary’s visit to the Shrine, the roof of the tank was constructed by the British Government for the convenience of the worshipers.

 

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Shahjahan Masjid Ajmer


Shahjahan Masjid Ajmer

This Masjid is situated near the Aastana Sharif of Khawaja Garib Nawaz (RA).

On the western side of the Holy Shrine, stands this great and beautiful mosque, this Masjid is a fine piece of Mugal architecture, consist of complete white marble. All the 99 names of Allah and Quranic verses are beautifully inscribed on the Mosque’s walls. This Mosque was built by Mugal emperor Shahjahan.

The Emperor Shah Jahan visited Ajmer five times during his reign (1627-58). The Shah Jahani mosque at the shrine is the chief monument of his devotion to Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty. He ordered the mosque to be constructed in fulfillment of a vow made during his Mewar campaign. The result is a building of striking quality, its beauty enhanced by the enclosure, which stretched before the mosque itself. According to the Siyar al-Aqtab, Shah Jahan built “such a splendid mosque that no former ruler has ever built a mosque to rival it anywhere on the face of the earth.”It measures 148 feet in length and 25 feet in width, having in front an enclosure measuring 150 feet by 53 feet. This enclosure, paved with polished marble, is surrounded on the south, north and east of an elegant balustrade having five entrances, one in the south, and one in the north and the remaining three in the east, each reached by a flight of stairs.

The mosque proper is on a plinth, which is again reached by a flight of stairs. Under the roof of the mosque there is an exterior row of eleven arched entrances running parallel to an interior row of the same number, all the twenty-two being identical to one another. The back-wall has five niches in which the fundamental creeds of Islam are inscribed in letters of gold. Over the frieze of the facade there is an inscription in Persian verse.
There is a text of the inscription over the frieze of the facade of Shahjahan’s mosque in the Ajmer Dargah Sharif. The inscription is inlaid with blasé marble occupying 66 horizontal panels; each panel contains a hemistich flanked by various attributes of Allah. The whole runs into 33 verses of high quality. The inscription is in masnawi from and the meter employed is a variation of the mutaqarib. The style of writing is Naksh of a very high order.

On the south wing of the Mahfil khana stands the Jama Masjid or Shah Jahani Mosque, which is a fine piece of Moghul architecture. All the 99 sacred names of Allah with 33 Quranic verses are beautifully inscribed in the mosque. The Jannati Darwaza of the holy Mazar is just opposite of the arch of the Masjid. Juma prayers are offered with great religious fervour.It has been a routine since the royal periods that guns are fired four times to announce Juma congregations. First, five minutes before Khutba, second at the time of Khutba, third at the time of prayers and last at the end of Juma Namaz.


शाहजहानी मस्जिद

यह मस्जिद मजारे अक्दम से पश्चिम की तरफ बनी हुई है। बहुत उम्दा सफेद संगमरमर से बनाई गई है। यह आलीशान मस्जिद शाहजहां बादशाह के हुक्म से बनवाई गयी थी। जुमे की नमाज इस मस्जिद मे बड़ी शान से होती है। इसको जामा शाहजहानी भी कहते हैं। इसकी लम्बाई 97 गज और चैड़ाई 27 गज है। मस्जिद का सेहन बहुत बड़ा है। मजारे अक्दम का जन्नती दरवाजा मस्जिद के मेहराब से बिल्कुल सामने नजर आता है। जुमा की नमाज इस मस्जिद में बड़ी शान से होती है। शाही जमाने से ही यह कायदा है कि जुमे की नमाज के लिए चार बार तोपें चलाई जाती है। पहली खुत्बा होने से पांच मिनट पहले, दूसरी खुत्बे के वक्त, तीसरी इकामत के वक्त और चैथी सलाम के वक्त।

 

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Shahjahani Darwazah

Shahjahani Darwazah

Built by Emperor Shahjahan in 1638 A. D. It also has a Naqqarkhana on it.

At a little distance from Usmani Darwaz,there is an old door, on top of which is built a Naqqar Knana of royal period .As it was built by Shahjahani in 1047 Hijra, it is known as Darwaza Naqqar Khana-e-Shahjahan Kalima-e-Tayyaba is engraved in bold letters on its arch, so it is also called as Kalimah Darwaza. Inside and outside, the floor is of white marbles. Kalimah Darwaza is the entrance to a courtyard which ends at buland Darwaza .On right side of the yard is Shifakhana and stairs of Akbari Masjid.

 

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Sandali Masjid

Sandali Masjid

This Mosque was built by the Empror Aurenzeb the elder son of Shah Jahan who build the Taj Mahal.

Just right side of the Holy Mazar sandal Masjid is located. It was built by Sultan Mohammad Khilji.

Beside offering prayers, sandal for spreading over Mazar during annual urs is prepared in it (for this practice). So it is called as Sandali Masjid.

 

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Nizam King Of One Day

Nizam King Of One Day

 

Nizam the water-carriers Grave (A king of the day)

This man used to supply water, once he was filling water in his water bags suddenly he saw a man is drowning in River Jamuna. He just threw himself and saved that man. That man was Mughal emperor Humayun, the father of Akbar. He was drowning during his war with Sher Shah Suri. After winning the battle he called the water man (Nizam Sikka) and asked what reward he wants for saving a life of king. The Water man asked that he wants the throne of India for one day. He wants to rule India for One day and therefore King allowed him the throne for one day. He ruled on India for One day, his name was Nizam Sikka.

This man was a water man who use to supply water in the Goat skin. He was filling water in his water bags suddenly he saw a man is drowning in River Jamuna. He just throw him self and saved that man. That man was Mughal Empror Humayun Father of Akbar the great. He was drowning during his war with Sher shah Suri. After winning the battle he called that water man (Nizam Sikka) and asked what reward he wants for saving a life of king. The Water man asked that he wants the throne of india for one day, He wants to rule India for One day. King allowed to give him a throne for one day. He ruled on India for One day, His name was Nizam Sikka. This is the tomb of Nizam Sikka.

 

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Masjid Sandalkhana

Masjid Sandalkhana

Built by Sultan Mahmud Khilji in 1452 A. D. and later renovated by Emperors Jahangir and Aurangzeb. It has marble tiling on the floor.


मस्जिद सन्दल खाना

इस मस्जिद का बयान अहाता-ए-चमेली के साथ हो चुका है। यह मस्जिद सुल्तान महमूद खिलजी की बनवाई हुई है। जहांगीर के जमाने में मस्जिद खस्ता व शिकस्ता (टूटी-फूटी) हो चुकी थी। जहांगीर बादशाह ने चार दर बढ़ा कर नयी बनवाई। शहनशाह औरंगजेब ने इसकी मरम्मत कराई, इस वजह से यह मस्जिद तीनों बादशाहों के नामों से मशहूर है।

उर्स शरीफ के दिनों में एक रजब से नौ रजब तक मजार अक्दस पर पेश करने के लिए सन्दल की घिसाई इसी मस्जिद में होती है जिसकी वहज से यह सन्दली मस्जिद के नाम से मशहूर हो गयी है।

हुजूर ख्वाजा गरीब नवाज र0अ0 के मजारे अक्दस से सुबह व शाम जो फूल उतरते हैं वह इसी मस्जिद के एक गहरे ताक में कुछ देर के लिए रखे जाते हैं इस वजह से इस मस्जिद को मस्जिद फूल खाना भी कहते हैं।

 

 

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Gumbad Mubarik

Gumbad Mubarak (Dome)

Inside the gumbad mubarak, there is a silver ‘Chaparkhat’ (canopy) inlaid with pieces of mother-of-pearl presented by Emperor Jahangir. Between the four poles supporting this `chaparkhat’, there is silver `katehra’ (railing) with an arch towards the south. There is another outer silver katehra running around the tomb at a distance of about 2 feet. The devotees are led into this space to offer flowers and prayers over the tomb. The ceiling of the dome is covered by a costly velvet chatgiri. A peculiar kind of fascinating aroma prevails in the shrine which inspires the visitors with a spontaneous and irresistible urge for devotion and homage towards the asleep saint. As soon as one enters the interior of the shrine, he feels as if he is in the presence of some exalted soul or mighty spiritual king.

Darbar Sharif

Over the Darbar, there is a silver ‘chaparkhat’ (canopy) inlaid with pieces of mother-of-pearl presented by Emperor Jahangir. Between the four poles supporting this `chaparkhat’, there is silver `katehra’ (railing) with an arch towards the south. There is another outer silver katehra running around the Darbar at a distance of about 2 feet. The devotees are led into this space to offer flowers and prayers over the Darbar. The ceiling of the dome is covered by a costly velvet chatgiri. A peculiar kind of fascinating aroma prevails in the shrine which inspires the visitors with a spontaneous and irresistible urge for devotion and homage towards the asleep saint. As soon as one enters the interior of the shrine, he feels as if he is in the presence of some exalted soul or mighty spiritual king


गुम्मद शरीफ के अन्दर रोशनी

मग्रिब की नमाज से करीब बीस मिनट पहले पुराने रिवाज के अनुसार रौजा-ए-मुनव्वरा में बिजली की सभी रोशनी बन्द कर दी जाती है और खालिस मोम की बनी हुई मोमबत्तियां रोशन की जाती हैं, उन बत्तियों को रोशन करते वक्त नीचे लिखे शेर पढ़े जाते हैं। अन्दरूने गुम्बद के चारों तरफ चैखटों पर आईनें लगे हैं और यह शेर उनपर सुनहरी शब्दों में लिखे हुए हैं।

ख्वाज-ए-ख्वाजगा मुईनुद्दीन (ख्वाजाओं के ख्वाजा मुईनुद्दीन है) अशरफे औलिया-ए-रूए जमीं (जमीन के बड़े औलियाओं में सब से बड़े हैं)

आफ्ताबे सपहरे कौनों मकां (आप कौन व मकां के सूरज हैं) बादशाहे शरीरे मुल्के यकीं (आप अकीदत के देश की राजगद्दी के बादशाह हैं।)

दर जमाल व ऊ चे सुखन (आपके जमाल और कमाल का मुकाबला काई नहीं कर सकता) ईं मुबैय्यन बुवद बहिस्ने हसीं (यह रोशन दलील मजबूत किले के समान है)

मतलऐ दर सिफाते ऊ गुफतम आपकी तारीफ में एक मतला पेश कर रहा हूं दर दबारत बुवद चू दुर्रे समीं (जिसकी इबारत अनमोल मोती है)

ऐ दरत किब्ला गाहे अहले यकीं (अकीदत मन्दो के लिए आपका दर किब्ला है) बर दरत मेहरो माह सुदा जबीं आपके दर पर चांद और सूरज परेशानी रगड़ते हैं)

रूबे बर दरगहत हमीं सायन्द (आपकी चैखट पर परेशानी रगड़ते हैं) सद हजारां मलिक चू खुसरूए चीं चीन के राजा जैसे सैकड़ों बादशाह)

खादिमाने दरत हमा रिजवा (आपके दरबार में खादिम गोया जन्नत के पहरेदार हैं।) दर सफा रोजाअत चूं खुल्दे बरीं (आपकी मजार मुबारक खुल्दे बरीं की तरह है)

जर्रा-ए-खाके ऊ अबीर सरिश्त (आपके मजार मुबारक की खाक का हर जर्रा अबीर की तरह है) कतरा-ए-आबे ऊ चू माए मोई (आपके दर के पानी की एक-एक बूंद जगमगाते मोती की तरह है)

इलाही ता बुवद खुर्शीद व माही (या इलाही जब तक चांद सूरज कामय है) चिरागे चिश्तियां रा रोशनाई चिश्तियों के चिराग को रोशन रख)

 

 

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Hazrat Bibi Hafiza Jamal

Hazrat Bibi Hafiza Jamal

The Mazar of Bibi Hafiz Jamal, daughter of Khwaja Sahib, is situated to the south of the Shrine.  There is a small dome with a kalas on top of it. The doors of this tomb are plated with silver. The two enclosures situated just outside the southern gate of the Shrine adjacent to the tomb of Bibi-Hafiz Jamal bear the graves of some of the early descendants.

The Holy Quran is recited by the devotees especially by ladies in these enclosures and the reward of this virtuous action is offered to the noble soul of Hazrat Khwaja Saheb. She was a very pious lady and had leaned Quran by heart at the age of 7.

She was married to Sheikh Raziuddin son of Sultan-ul-Tarikin Hazrat Khawaja Hameed-ud-din Nagauri; a saintly dervish who lies buried at Nagaur in Jodhpur district.

She was the only princess of Huzoor Garib Nawaz (R.A) she was of great religious identity. She advised thousands of women to the righteous way. Her mazar-e-mubarak is situated just around the mazar of Huzoor Garib Nawaz.

Mazar Sharif of Bibi Hafiza Jamal, the daughter of Khawaja Baba, is situated at south side of Khawaja Baba’s Holy Tomb.

The holy tomb of Bibi Hafiz Jamal, the daughter of Khwaja Saheb, was built by emperor Jahangir.

Hazrat Bibi Hafiza Jamal was the only daughter of Huzoor Gharib Nawaz (R.A) she was of great religious personality. she guided thousand of women to the righteous path her mazar-e-mubarak(holy shrine) is located just near the mazar of Huzoor Gharib Nawaz (R.A.).

The Mazar of Bibi Hafiz Jamal, daughter of Khawaja Sahib, is situated to the south of the Shrine. There is a small dome with a kalas on top of it. The doors of this tomb are plated with silver.

 

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Dhai Din Ka Jhopra

Dhai Din Ka Jhopra

 

 

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