URS AJMER SHARIF
FAIRS OF INDIA – URS AJMER SHARIF
The Urs Ajmer Sharif festival is an annual festival at Ajmer, Rajasthan. This festival is commemorates the death anniversary of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti (founder of the Chishtiya Sufi). It is held over six days, and features night-long qawwali singing.This Urs is celebrated as an anniversary in the seventh month of the Islamic lunar calendar.
The Six day of the Urs is regarded as very special and auspicious. It is called “Chhati Sharif”. It is celebrated on the six Rajab between morning 10:00 A.M. to 1:30 p.m. evening inside the Mazaar Sharif. Shijra is read by duty bound Khadims of Moinuddin Chishti, and there are prayers (Fariyad).
Drums are beaten to herald the commencement of the annual ceremony. The word Urs is derived from uroos, which means that the “ultimate meeting of an individual with God”. It is also said that Moinuddin Chishti spent the last six days of his life in a Huzra (room where do the prayer ) and on the sixth day of Rajab, he died.