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 Ajmer Sharif is the mausoleum at Ajmer that is throng by people from all spiritual background. The mausoleum holds the remnants of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the respected Sufi saint. The Khwaja  supposed to make wishes come true for the devotee who visit the shrine. On a visit to Ajmer Sharif, you will see crowd of devotees who come here seeking the blessings of the saint. And the Khwaja’s blessing are for every person, for the Gharib Nawaz, or rescuer of the poor, does not confine his kindness to the wealthy and mighty.
 
It is said even the great Mughal emperor Akbar had to individually travel to Ajmer to seek the saint’s blessings; the result of which was a son that was born to the childless king. People write down their requests and tie the paper by string to the grave of the saint, in hopes that their wishes will be granted.
 
The shrine entrance gives to a large courtyard. The entrance is protected by doors of silver. In the courtyard, you will see two massive pots, which are used for cooking traditional kheer, or rice and milk pudding, for devotees.
The cauldron can bake around 6,000 kilograms of pudding at a time! During the Urs, this kheer is distributed amongst the pilgrims after a ritual known as the prowling. The grave proper of the saint lies in the heart of the shrine. It is shielded from prying eyes by a screen carved from marble. A silvery railing about it keeps the crowd from pressing in too close. The shrine, defying ritual, also has a prayer hall for women. This hall was built byChimni Begum, daughter of Shahjehan and a devotee of the saint. Her tomb lies in the same complex.
 
Come May, and the city of Ajmer is decorated up to rejoice Urs in reminiscence of the saint. The festival, though meant to stain the death anniversary of the saint, does not have the solemnity associated with such events. There are prayers and ceremonies, but they are follow by events such as poetry recitation.
The whole six-day event see not just pilgrims, but also poets and traditional qawals, come to pay homage to the saint through poems and qawalis.