Photographer's Note

Dargah Khwaja Sahib, is the final resting place of the great Sufi Saint-Khwaja Moinuddin Chishit, the Bestower of Boons, popularly known as "Garib Newaz" or the "protector of the poor".
Millions of pilgrims from all over the world comes here to seek the blessings and pay homage to the Khwaja, by offering chadars at the grave of the holy soul.
The great gate, Buland Darwaza, leads to the second courtyard. The grave of the saint lies in a magnificent domed chamber in the center of the second courtyard.
Qawwals from all over the world come here to sing qawwalis in the praise of the saint.
The six day celebration of the Urs or death anniversary of Khwaja is the most imortant event of Ajmer. During this time millions of devotees from all sects and regions gather here. It is said that when Khwaja was 114 years old, he locked himself in a room to pray. Six days later, when disciples brock the door, they found his mortal remins.

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