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Eid, Dargah Sharif and Ajmer.
An experience to remember.
In Ajmer my first stop is Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti’s Dargah, popularly known as Dargah Sharif and is one of the places to visit in Ajmer. I have read all along right through school to now that the people of all religions hold the Sufi saint in high esteem. Being a day dreamer, I actually look forward to the place with a Sufi song “Khwaja mere Khwaja, dil mein sama ja” playing in the back of my mind ! 🙂
Qawwali, the famous Sufi singing, is a common sight here.
It being at a walking distance from the station, I walk through small lanes full of shops and reach a place where it joins a larger road and on one end is the huge gate of Dargah.
Main gate of Dargah Sharif.
The life is fast.
In this mechanical era, no one has time to sit and breathe. At the same time one also likes to continue with age old customs and rituals. But who has time to do things in traditional way ?
Look at the picture below. Though I was apprehensive of clicking this photo, I also wanted to show it to my people back home.
Electronic worshipping in progress…. in Tiger Cave temple