Ajmer, also spelled Ajmere or Ajmir, city, central Rajasthan state, northwestern India.. Ajmer was founded by Ajayadeva, an 11th-century Rajput ruler. It was annexed to the Delhi sultanate’s Slave dynasty in 1193. In 1878 the region of Ajmer was constituted as a chief commissioner’s province known as Ajmer-Merwara and was divided into two separate tracts and became a part of the state of Rajasthan in 1956.
Khwaja Garib Nawaz (R.A.)
Khwaja Muinuddin was born (536AH) at chisht in sistan, The Khwaja came from Persia and established the Chishtia order of fakirs in India. He was a 13th century sufi mystic saint and philosopher. Khwaja Garib Nawaz travelled across South Asia and afterwards he settled in Ajmer where he died in 1236. In 1332 Mohammad Bin Tughlaq constructed the Dargah, Now It is popularly known as Gharib Nawaz (protector of the poor) because he dedicated his entire life to the service of mankind.
The Urs festival is an annual festival held at Ajmer, a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, which commemorates the anniversary of the death of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, (founder of the Chishtiya Sufi order in India). The anniversary is celebrated in the seventh month of the Islamic lunar calendar
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.
His Spartan life spanned almost a hundred years and he embraced death in solitude while he had withdrawn to his cell for six days, asking not to be disturbed. The Dargah Sharif in Ajmer is the place where the Saint's mortal remains lie buried and is the site of the largest Muslim fair in India. More than five lakh devotees belonging to different communities gather from all parts of the subcontinent to pay homage to the Khwaja on his Urs (death anniversary) during the first six days of Rajab (seventh month of the Islamic calendar.) The next Urs Fair will held on from 14th April to 24th April 2020