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Monday, December 5, 2011

AJMER- A land of diverse culture.

Ajmer is 135 KM south west of Jaipur, the capital of Rajastan.  A two and a half hour drive from Jaipur through NH 8 can take you to Ajmer which is a common pilgrim centre for both Muslims and Hindus. The Muslim Pilgrim city, shrine or Dargah of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Christi and Pushkar, which is a Hindu pilgrim town for the temple of Brahma are the main attractions in Ajmer. It is believed that the temple in Pushkar is the only temple in the world where lord “Brahma”- the creator of the universe– may be worshipped.   Surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains, Pushkar, is also known for the holy Pushkar Lake and the annual Pushkar fair.

Myself along with my sister and family reached Ajmer by 12 noon and for convenience our first visit was to the Pushkar temple which was crowded like anything. It took almost one hour to have darshan. After having a short visit to the Pushkar Lake and having our lunch we went to Ajmeri Dargah. Somehow managed to visit the Dargah after two hours of push and pull inside. One thing I could learn is that the whether it’s a Dargah or a temple, the preference for rich to poor is the same.

As the traffic became heavy in NH 8 during evening time, the drive back to Jaipur was hectic and we reached Jaipur off late.


  1. Was it during your recent Delhi visit?

  2. Thank u Venkat sir. @shinu, it was during August.

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