India is a fair and festival country where every day a festival is celebrated somewhere. Fairs and festivals are a great attraction of India.
Fairs can be called the Panorama of India's culture and colourful lifestyle. Every festival is celebrated with full joy and has a silent message itself.
Festivals and fair are the main elements of Indian culture. India is well known as a country of the traditional and cultural festival because it is a country of multi-religious and multiculturalism.
Each festival has its history, myths and celebrations have particular significance. In these fairs, there is a unique and rare community of economic, social and cultural forms that cannot see anywhere else and make your visit India tour unforgettable.
It also shows the vibrant culture of India, and it also has an extraordinary place in the Indian tourism industry.
A large number of fairs held in India from time to time. People from far away come to participate in these shows.
Even the tourists plan their vacations according to the time of these fairs. Pushkar Fair, Urs Ajmer fair and Surajkund Crafts Fair are some of the famous festivals of India.
Brief Introduction Of Ajmer Sharif Dargah
Ajmer Sharif Dargah is Rajasthan's most famous and vital Muslim pilgrimage place. Ajmer Sharif is famous for fulfilling the wishes of the devotees. People from all communities come here and celebrate in the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.
Followers of different religions offer flowers, velvety cloths, perfumes and sandalwood on the dargah.
Khwaja Nawaz Dargah Ajmer is the tomb of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. He was the great preacher of Islam in the world.
He is known as a propagator of his great teachings and peace. This Sufi saint came from Parasia. After winning hearts of all in Ajmer, he died in 1236. This Sufi saint also is known as Khwaja Nawaz.
Later, Mughal emperor Humayun, Akbar, Shahjahan and Jahangir built the mosque. The main tomb is known as Nizam Gate, which was created by Shah Jahan. Hence this gate is also known as Shahjahan Gate.
After this, there is a Buland Darwaza. The Urs festival started on which to hoist the flag of Urs.
When visiting Ajmer Sharif Dargah, you will find various monuments notable buildings. Multiple rulers of India have built all these buildings.
It is considered to be very sacred by the Nizam Gate to enter the Ajmer Dargah.
Ajmer URS Festival
URS is one of the festivals that has a significant place in the list of festivals of India with a message of unity and brotherhood.
'Urs' have a particular significance in Sufism.
Urs means- the celebration of the day of death of a Saint, Pir.
This day is considered very sacred and holy in the Muslim community.
On this day, Dargah of the fakir or pir is cleaned and decorated with beauty.
After reading prayers, people of Muslim community burn lamps and sheets offered on the Dargah.
At that time, many festivals celebrated near the mausoleum of the Saint and the fair seems to be dedicated, Sufi Qawalis, Ghazals, and songs sung.
Jalsa is celebrated only once a year, which celebrated on the day of Saints' death in Dargah.
In India, Urs of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri Ajmer and Hazrat Amir Khusro's Urs of Delhi are very famous where Qawwal and singers come from across the country and entertain the gathering with the music.
Celebrating the birth festival in Sufi ideology is not of much importance, yet every year, the birth anniversary of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and his master Baba Farid celebrated.
Followers of Sufi ideology believe that the birth of Sufis is beneficial and gladness for the world. But the importance of Urs in Sufis is more than this anniversary celebration.
Urs means the wedding of the soul!
URS festival celebrated from the first to the sixth day of the Rajab (Seventh month of the Islamic calendar).
Dates of URS festival 2018 not confirmed yet, but it will organise around mid-March 2018.
In South Asia, generally 'Urs' is said to be held annually on the Dargah on the death anniversary of a Sufi saint.
South Asian Sufi saints are mainly called 'Chistiyaa'. These Sufi saints considered as lovers of God.
The death of the Sufi saint is called 'Visal', which means "the reconciliation of lovers".
'Ajmer Urs' in the Dargah of Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti in Ajmer in Rajasthan, India is world famous.
This Urs is a symbol of Hindu- Muslim unity and world peace. This Urs is the most significant identity of mutual brotherhood.
Flower from Pushkar offered to the Dargah of the great Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti, and the Khalis of worship material provided to Pushkar goes from the market of the Dargah Khwaja Sahib.
There can be no better example of Hindu-Muslim unity and mutual brotherhood than this.
There was no Hindu-Muslim tension ever seen in Ajmer. Many non-Muslims here come to the Dargah in the month of Ramadan and open Rosa.
The Dargah of Khwaja Saheb is on the top of the main places of Ajmer. Because of its popularity, almost all those coming to Ajmer come to the Dargah.
That is why Mirza Waheeduddin Beg, the author of 'Holy Biography', called the Dargah of Khwaja Sahib as the evergreen head-specs of the national unity.
It is like a diamond in Ajmer town.
The golden urn on the round dome of the Dargah invites the Jairins coming from far away.
Then at the door of the railway station, bus stand, city's main places, Dargah Market and Dargah, ready to receive Khadim devotees of the Nawaz Sharif.
Keeping in view the spirit of this service, Rajasthan State Tourism Development Corporation has named its tourist bungalows as Khadim Tourist Relief.
QUL is the last day of Urs festival which is the sixth day of the celebration. This festival is the most important day, and after the morning prayers, the devotees start gathering near the Holy Grave.
After that, a singing of the Quran, Shizra-e-Chishti and other verses sung. Devotees also tie each other with turbans and pray for peace and happiness.
Special Attraction - Jannati Darwaja
Ajmer Urs starts on moon night and at the starting of the month of Rajab (The seventh month of the Islamic calendar).
The most important thing for Khawaja's adherent is that even today, the 'Jannati Darwaza' means gateway of heaven is still open for the Jaireens reaching the Dargah.
To go through this Jannati Darwaja, the unimaginable Sufi reaches from the country and abroad to the Saint's door.
People always get a message of brotherhood from the door of Khwaja Nawaz Sharif.
At this door, every religion, the community's Jaireen, reaches for goodwill.
During Ajmer Urs, lakhs of Jairin reaches to the door of the Khwaja poor Nawaz.
It believed that if anyone asked anything of a sincere heart, then he gets from the Khwaja.
From the days of Urs, passing through the Jannati gate near the 'Shahjani Masjid' of the Dargah Jaireen's also wish for Khwaja's sandalwood, which is only released once a year during the Urs.
In these days of Urs, the number of millions of local-foreigner Jaireen arrives Ajmer. There are special arrangements made for Jaireen, so they don't have any tension or trouble during the festival.
You will rarely see such brotherhood anywhere else. So, how you can miss this opportunity to be a part of it?
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