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President offers ziarat at Ajmer Dargah
Observer Online Desk
Published : Sunday, 21 December, 2014,  Time : 9:11 PM,  View Count : 5
Rajasthan: President Abdul Hamid today offered ziarat at the holy Dargah Sharif of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti(R), a symbol of communal harmony, visited by Muslim pilgrims as well as Hindus, Sikhs.

The President flew to this holy city by a helicopter where he was received by Ajmer city mayor Kamal Bakoliya and high government officials. He offered ziarat and munajat seeking peace, progress and prosperity of Bangladesh.

He also handed over a "gilaph" to the Dargah Sharif authority.

Abdul Hamid went round different parts of the Dargah, located 135 kilometres west of Jaipur, the state capital of Rajasthan. The main Dargah is situated at the foot of the Taragarh Hill and it contains the domed tomb of the saint. It has been estimated that around 125,000 pilgrims visit the site every day.

Moinuddin Chishti was born in 1141 and died in 1236 CE. Also known as Gharib Nawaz "Benefactor of the Poor", he is the most famous saint of the Chishti Order of Sufism of the Indian subcontinent.

Later, the Bangladesh President visited Amber Fort in Jaipur which is known for its artistic style of Hindu elements.

The Amber Fort was built by Raja Man Singh I. Man Singh, one of the first war chiefs of Emperor Akbar. Akbar included him among the "Navaratnas" of the royal court. Man Singh began the construction of Amber Fort in 1592.

Earlier in the day, the President arrived in Jaipur from Agra by a special flight of Air India.


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