Urs Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer

Festivals in Ajmer are an expression of the joyful spirit in this rustic land that was once a strategically important political bastion. Enjoy the bright festivities of the holy Urs that infuse fresh life into the town for six days, once every year. The festival is celebrated to commemorate the memory of the great Sufi Saint Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti.
Urs Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer  
The festival exhibits a wonderful amalgamation of culture that trace their roots to the Rathores of Jodhpur, Mughals and the rulers of the Delhi Sultanate. Ajmer is Primarily a pilgrimage destination for the Hindus and Muslims alike. Hence the festivals of Ajmer will give you an opportunity to discover the brilliant traditional fabrics of both the cultures.
The urs, acommomerative celebration is held in the solemn memory of Khwaja Muin-nddin Chisti, a prighly respected sufi saint fondly revered as the benefactor of the poor, popularly known as Gareeb Nawaz.
The Dargah Sharif in Ajmer, is the place where the Saints mortal remains lie buried and is the site of the largest Muslim Fair in India. All of Ajmer seems to take on a festive air and several programmes are organized to mark the occasion.
Chadar; Ghilaph & Neema which are votive offerings for the tomb are offered by several hundred thousand devotees. Mehfils & Qawwalis are held and mass prayer calls for the eternal peace of the mankind.
The lakeside city of Ajmer is located in central Rajasthan, and is held in great reverence by devotees of all communities who call it 'Ajmer Sharif' (Holy Ajmer). It is here that the mortal remains of the highly respected Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti lie buried.
Urs Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer  
The Khwaja came from Persia and established the Chishtia order of fakirs in India. He is popularly known as Gharib Nawaz (protector of the poor) because he dedicated his entire life to the service of mankind. His spartan life spanned almost a hundred years and he embraced death in solitude while he had withdrawn to his cell for six days, asking not to be disturbed.