Ajmer Sharif

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Located around 135 kms away from Jaipur, Rajasthan is the city of Ajmer. Ajmer is well known amongst the people of India as it houses the shrine of Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti . Revered by people of all religions alike, the shrine is a major center of pilgrimage in India especially for the Muslims. People visit the shrine in the hopes of having their wishes fulfilled.

In spite of being a follower of Islam himself, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti never tried to convert his followers who practiced religions.

He said “Let there be no compulsion in religion, Will thou complain men to become believers? No soul can believe but by the persuasion of Allah” He was compassionate towards people of all religions alike & all strata’s of society.

Because of his love for the poor & helpless Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is also popularly called Garib Nawaz ( The one who shows kindness to the poor) Today many years post his death, his shrine is a place of great reverence for believers. Prayers are answered & miracles happen.

I have had the good fortune of visiting the shrine many times. I practice Hinduism, yet believe in the blessings of this great saint. If you are a person of faith, do visit this shrine, whenever you are in Rajasthan, India.

May the light of blessings of Khwaja Garib Nawaz always shine.

For more details, visit http://GaribNawaz.com

9 thoughts on “Ajmer Sharif

  1. Dear Arpita,

    Truly speaking I had no idea that you write so beautifully about spiritual people too. I just had an impression of a travel writer in my mind. One who reports about his surroundings and cuisines he enjoyed over there and feelings raised by the visit. Essentially it’s just that–feelings–visiting Ajmer Sharif inspired you with such feelings of devotion because you are spiritual. You chose to write about Khwaja instead of reporting about the local customs over there.

    I love Rehman’s song devoted to Khwaja. πŸ™‚

    I hope to visit there someday.

    β€˜ Let there be no compulsion in religion, Will thou complain men to become believers? No soul can believe but by the persuasion of Allah’

    I have some constructive feedback. I hope you won’t mind as we are friends now. πŸ™‚

    In the quote above it might look better to use double quotes ” ” instead of single ‘ ‘.

    Also: You might like to highlight some good nouns or emphasize key points by italicizing them. Or use single or double quotes for them. It would look better and attract readers.

    You write very nicely. πŸ™‚

    I like reading your posts. Keep it up. πŸ™‚


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    1. Hi Anand,
      I visit Ajmer every year & the experience is always ethereal every time. I do hope you have a chance to visit soon. And I am so thankful for the feedback, I will be sure to implement it! πŸ™‚

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