Thursday, 26 July 2012

Ajmer - Rajasthan

Ajmer - Rajasthan
Ajmer, the city wrapped in Green Hills in Rajasthan was founded in the 7th Century AD by Maharaja Ajay Pal Chauhan. The city remained under the Sisodia Rajput Dynasty till 1193 AD when Prithviraj Chauhan lost the city to Muhammad Ghauri. The presence of both Hindu and Muslim Dynasties saw the development of large number of pilgrim centre for both Hindus and Muslims. The city is famous for the tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti which is known as Dargah Sharif-Tomb. The city is accessible by roads, air and railways. Jaipur Airport is the nearest Airport which is connected by rail and bus service to Ajmer. We at Touristplacesinindia.com provide you with complete information on all that you want to known about Ajmer. 

Some of the most wonderful monuments of Ajmer which attract tourists from all over the world include: Pushkar: It is a sacred town for the Hindus and is situated 11 km from Ajmer. Pushkar takes pride in the Brahma temple which is one of its kinds in the world. It is believed that a dip in the waters of Pushkar and then performing worship at its temples ensures salvation. 

Salemabad or the Nimbark Peeth: It is a religious place or the “Peeth” founded in 1463 AD by Khejarli Shri Sheoji and Gopal Singh Ji Bhati under the instructions of his holiness Shri Nimbarkacharya Peethadhishwara Shri Parashu Ram-Devacharya Ji. The most interesting feature of the temple is that the Sanctum Sanctorum has been built is such a way that the moonlight of the moon of the Sharad Poornima touches the feet of the idol at 12 PM. 

Adhai Din ka Jhopra: This masterpiece Indian architecture is said to be constructed in two and a half days by Qutbuddin Aibek, the founder of the Slave Dynasty in India. The monument which is now in its ruins has seven arched walls with Islamic calligraphy which represents the beauty of Muslim art. 

The Nasiyan Temple: The temple also known the “Red Temple” is a Digambar Jain temple which has a double storey hall adjacent to the main temple. A series of gold plated wooden figures depicting legends from Jain Mythology adds additional charm to the temple. 

Other important monuments in Ajmer include the Museum Anna Sagar, Taragarh Fort, Kishangarh Fort and the Edward Memorial Hall. 

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