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  • Feeding migratory birds at Ana sagar lake
    Feeding migratory birds at Ana sagar...
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  • Feeding migratory birds at Ana sagar lake
    Feeding migratory birds at Ana sagar...
    by vinod-bhojak
  • Feeding migratory birds at Ana sagar lake
    Feeding migratory birds at Ana sagar...
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    Giant cauldrons in Moinuddin Chisti Dargah

    by vinod-bhojak Written Mar 19, 2014

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    When you entered through the main gate called Nizam Gate, after approaching the outer courtyard you'll see two huge Degs (cauldrons for cooking food) fixed into solid masonry in which a palatable mixture of rice sugar, ghee (butter) and dried fruits is cooked and distributed among the pilgrims and the needy, They have a number of roles: sometimes (for example during the Ramadan) cooked food but at other times you can throw a donation inside (usually food and money). Pilgrim throwing money as an offering inside a giant cauldron. Usually small notes are offered - 10 or 20 and 50 rupees.
    The circumference at the edge of the larger cauldron is 10-1/4 feet. It cooks 70 mounds of rice, while the smaller Deg takes 28 mounds. One of them was presented by Akbar in 1567 A.D. The princes or the well-to-do pilgrims order these Degs to be cooked generally during the Urs period

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    Beautiful Ana Sagar Lake

    by vinod-bhojak Written Mar 17, 2014

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    The Ana Sagar lake is spread over 13 Kilometers and it was constructed in 1135-1150 AD. The grandfather of Prithviraj Chauhan, King Anaji Chauhan built the lake for the welfare of the city and it is, thus, named after him. The lake was created by raising a dam across the Lavanavri River and the catchments were built with the help of the local population. To add to the beauty of the lake, further constructions were done around the lake by the Mughal emperors. The pavilions near the lake were built by Shahjahan while the famous Daulat Bagh Gardens surrounding the lake were brought up by Jehangir. In the vicinity of the lake,

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    Feeding migratory birds at Ana sagar lake

    by vinod-bhojak Written Mar 17, 2014
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    Every year large number of migratory birds arrive at the Anasagar Lake in winter.What I really loved about Ana Sagar Lake were many were migratory birds flying the lake shores as the locals and tourists fed them bread for good luck. I did this a couple times as well and enjoy it.You could buy the bread and feed them.

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    Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Dargah(Shrine)

    by vinod-bhojak Written Mar 16, 2014

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    The Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is one of the most honored Darghas not only in the state of Rajasthan but also throughout the nation. Traditionally referred as Ajmer Sharif (Holy Ajmer), the Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti’s Dargah is visited by copious devotees annually.He was born in Chisiti region of East Persia around 1142 A.D. While he was in an attempt of preaching the superior way of existence to the community, he visited India and settled back in Ajmer It is here where the mortal remnants of the esteemed Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti is buried. Both Muslims and surprisingly masses of Hindus visit this place, worship and follow the preachings of “Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti” who is also called as Khwaja Gharib Nawaz. He is well thought-out to be the vicar of human race in the midst of the mankind. Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti was a famous Sufi saint who was the forerunner of Islam religion in India. He worked for the welfare of the poor people and blessed them. It is assumed that people who visit Ajmer Sharif and pray with pure faith and loyalty at his Dargah or crypt will be free from all desolation.
    The Dargah has several attractive tombs, buildings, Daalaans and courtyards some of which are wonderful examples of the Mughal architecture and were raised during the Mughal era.

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    the dargah

    by mantru Written Dec 8, 2007
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    Ajmer the city where the Dargah of the Great Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti stands, is a sacred centre of pilgrimage. Hallowed by the memories of the great seer, Ajmer has earned the epithet of “ Madinatul Hind or the Madina of India”. Devotees of all sects and faiths come here as the saint’s blessings are infallible for all.Each year, the followers of the master congregate here from all parts of the world on the occasion of the annual festival of Urs to pay their obeisance to seek the Saint’s blessings for fulfillment of wishes.

    most people believe that your wishes will be granted if you tie a thread in the dargah and if the wish is fulfilled you need to go back and untie the thread and donate according to your wishes.

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    taragarh fort

    by mantru Written Dec 8, 2007

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    Taragarh fort was built in 1354 and is great palace to ramble around at leisure. Set within the horse-shoe shaped fold of the hills, and with the lakes and water reservoirs below, the fort straddles the crest and offers invincible battlements that must have proved difficult to scale.

    Taragarh is reached by a steep road leading up the hillside to its enormous gateway. The views over the town and surrounding countryside from the top are magical, especially at sunset. The huge reservoirs within the fort were carved out of solid rock and the Bhim Burj, the largest of the battlements, on which there is mounted a famous cannon.

    You can also try skirting the fort we enjoyed the walk and the view is awesome.

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    Dargah

    by 6aruna Updated Nov 27, 2007

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    Ajmer is famous for the dargah of sufi saint Kwaja moinuddin chisty. people from all faiths come here. Due to the recent blasts securty has been tightened and photography prohibited. But no unnecessary frisking.

    Khwaja moinuddin came to Ajmer at around 1191 AD and he was responsible for the spread of Islam in India by his tolerance. His words 'let there be no compulsion in religion" says it all

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    Rajputana Museum

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 24, 2007

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    The Rajputana Museum is housed in the former palace and fort of Emperor Akbar that was built in 1570. This impressive building was converted into a museum in 1908 and exhibits several inscriptions, ancient coins, sculptures, copper plates, miniature paintings, ceramic and marble plates, pottery and arms and armoury.

    Open: 10am-4.30pm Sat-Thur. Closed Fridays. Admission: Rs3 and Rs10 for camera.

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    Akbar's Fort

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 24, 2007
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    This imposing fort and palace was built by Emperor Akbar in 1570 as a temporary residence for himself and his entourage while he was in Ajmer. The fort is small compared to the other Forts in Rajasthan but it is the strongest fort in the southeastern region of the state. In the middle is the audience chamber where Sir Thomas Roe (a British ambassador) was given the first official audience with Emperor Jahangir on January 10th 1616. Today, the fort is home to the Rajputana Museum which was opened in 1908.

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    Nasiyan (red) Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 24, 2007
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    Nasiyan Jain Temple, also known as Soniji ki Nasiyan, is a beautiful red coloured Jain shrine located on Prithvi Raj Road. It was built by Seth Shri Mulchand Soni in the 19th century and is devoted to Rishabhdeoji, the first Jain Tirthankar and is highly revered by the Digambar sect of Jains. The real surprise comes in its double storeyed hall where there are splendid and unusual wooden gilt models depicting scenes from the Jain mythology with 13 continents and oceans, the golden city of Ajodhya and flying-swan and flying elephant gondolas. It's just like it's straight out of a Walt Disney wonderland and has to be seen to be believed.

    Open: 8.30am-5.30pm. Admission: Rs5 plus Rs20 camera.

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    Dault Bagh & Subash Bagh

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 24, 2007
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    Emperor Jehangir laid the beautiful Daulat Bagh Gardens that are located on the banks of the Ana Sagar (large lake that lies to the north-west of the city). As everywhere in India, where there's a nice bit of grass, you'll find many people taking advantage of it by kicking back and relaxing on it.

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    Ana Sagar

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 24, 2007
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    The grandfather of Prithvi Raj Chauhan, King Anaji built this picturesque lake. to the north-west of the city. between 1135 and 1159. It was created by building a dam across the river Luni. There are some bathing ghats located here as well as some marble pavillions that were built by Shah Jahan in 1637. The lake is a wonderful spot to relax and have a bit of fun on as there are pedaloes and motorboats to hire.

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    Dargah - Shah Jahani Masjid

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 24, 2007

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    On the south wing of the Mahfil khana stands the Jama Masjid or Shah Jahani Masjid which is a fine piece of Moghul architecture. All the 99 sacred names of Allah with 33 Quranic verses are beautifully inscribed in the mosque.

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    Dargah - Gumbad Mubarak

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 24, 2007

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    Inside the Gumbad Mubarak, (or dome), there is a silver 'Chaparkhat' (canopy) inlaid with pieces of mother-of-pearl presented by Emperor Jahangir. Between the four poles supporting this `chaparkhat’ there is a silver 'katehra' (railing) with an arch towards the south. There is another outer silver katehra running around the tomb at a distance of about 2 feet. The devotees are led into this space to offer flowers and prayers over the tomb. The ceiling of the dome is covered by a costly velvet chatgiri.

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    Dargah - Saints tomb

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 24, 2007
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    The tomb is of white marble inlaid with pieces of precious stones and is daily bestrewed with sandal-paste and Itars (perfumes). It is always covered with very costly ‘Ghilaafs’ (coverings made of velvet and silk) embroidered with pleasing gold and silver tracings.

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