29 May 2012

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800th Urs Dargah Sharif, Ajmer


Date of Issue : 27 May 2012

India Post issued a beautiful Miniature sheet and two commemorative postage stamps on 27 May 2012 to commemorate  88th Urs, Dargah Sharif Ajmer. Ajmer Sharif is a great pilgrim centre of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs and a symbol of inter communal harmony.

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Dargah Sharif or Ajmer Sharif is a sufi shrine of sufi saint, Moinuddin Chishti located at Ajmer, Rajasthan. The shrine has the grave (Maqbara) of the revered saint, Moinuddin Chisti.  It is said that the brass candlesticks taken from the Kalika temple after its destruction were given to the Dargah Sharif shrine of Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, a shrine that Akbar vowed to rebuild after his victory.



A postage stamp on Dargah Sharif Ajmer was also  issued by India Post in 1989 .

: Ashwani Dubey - Gorakhpur

Urs festival

The annual Urs festival commemorates the death anniversary during the first six days of the Rajab (falls between March and July). During Urs, the Dargah's main gates called the Jannati Darwaza (Gateway to Heaven), which normally remains closed, are opened for the devotees. In honour of the saint during the Urs, Qawwali concerts are held reciting Chishti's own works and others. It attracts a large number of devotees to the shrine. The dargah, which is visited by Muslim pilgrims as well as Hindus and Sikhs as a symbol of inter communal harmony.

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