ADHAI - DIN KA- JHONPRA
‘Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra’ is a work of outstanding artistry of Indo-Islamic architecture and is located near the Dargah Sharif. It consists of a courtyard protected from all four sides and has a front screen wall of seven sharp arches inside the place. It originally was a Sanskrit College within a temple enclosure which was destroyed by Mohammad Ghori and was converted into a mosque. The name, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra was given to the place in the latter half of the 18th century when fakirs began to assemble here in the times of the Marathas to celebrate the Urs anniversary of the death of the Pir Panjaba Shah, which lasted for two-and-a-half days (Adhai Din). The fakirs used to live in Jhonpras (huts), and hence, the name – Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra
This beautiful artificial lake was built in the 12th century and named after Anaji Chauhan. The 'Baradari' (or Pavillion) was built by Mughal Emperor, Shahjehan. The huge embankment is a fine example of the corporate life in Ajme at that time.
DARGAH KHWAJA SAHEB
Dargah Khwaja Saheb was the final resting place of the Saint, Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti. It was built in the 13th Century and is popularly known as ‘Gareeb Nawaaz’. The Dargah is located in Ajmer city and has the grave of the famous saint. The entrance gate of the Dargah is called Nizaam Gate followed by Shahjahani Gate, which was built by Shah Jahan. Shahjahani Gate is followed by Buland Darwaaza. The Urs flag is hoisted every year on the Buland Darwaaza to mark the beginning of Urs.
The Dargah presently is under the ownership of an international trust. The government has appointed a Dargah committee which takes care of the Dargah and also finances a lot of charitable institutes like guest houses, dispensaries etc. The rituals of the Dargah are taken care by the inherited priests known as Khadims.