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The festival of Urs Ajmer Shariff is an annual event that that celebrates and honors the memory of one of the greatest Sufi saints of all time Moin-ud-din Chisthi. Travel to Ajmer and experience this soulful festival that brings together people of all faiths.
The dargah where Saint Moin-ud-din Chisti's mortal remains lie buried is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in India. During the Urs festival devotees who come from far and wide make rich offerings at the dargah and invoke the saint's blessings.
The largest Muslim Fair in India, Urs is held in the holy town of Ajmer. It is held in the memory of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti (Rh.), a respected Sufi saint popularly known as Gareeb Nawaz because he devoted his entire life for the services of mankind. More than five lakes devotees gather from all parts of the subcontinent to pay homage to the Khwaja Sahib on his Urs (death anniversary) during the first six days of Rajab (seventh month of the Islamic calendar).
As the strains of Qawwali pervade the air, the whole of Ajmer dons a festive look with people of all faiths coming together to preach the message of love and humanity to everyone around. This colorful festival is one of the most important events in Rajasthan and if you want to be a part of this grand tribute to humanity, don't forget to visit Ajmer during the next edition.