Weekly photo Challenge: Culture ~ Ajmer Sharif

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Ajmer Sharif Deg

Ajmer Sharif is a sufi shrine of sufi saint, Moinuddin Chisti located at Ajmer , Rajasthan , India . The shrine has the grave (Maqbara) of the revered saint, Moinuddin Chisti. The Deg as shown in the picture has a religious importance , & its said that the food cooked in it during the special days is delicious . People can donate whatever they want in this deg.

 

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Urs festive

This pic is one of the pics during the Urs Festive , its  an annual festival held at Ajmer, a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, which commemorates the death anniversary of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, (founder of the Chishtiya Sufi order in India). It is held over six days and features night-long dhikr/zikr qawwali singing. The anniversary is celebrated in the seventh month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Thousands of pilgrims visit the shrine from all over India and abroad.

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