The Great Mughal Emperor, Akbar
was a great devotee of Khwaja Sahib and was the most blessed ruler
of India. He visited the shrine several times, and many of his visits
are of historical importance. From Agra, he travelled on foot to
Ajmer when he was blessed with a son, Prince Salim. Akbar erected
several buildings at Ajmer which include Akbari Mosque of the Shrine.
He also presented to the Shrine a big cauldron (Deg) sufficient
to cook food for 5000 people and two large beating drums, besides
offering huge cash and land grants for the maintenance of Dargah,
and for the upkeep of the Khuddam families.
His son Jahangir also visited the Holy Shrine several times.
The first time was in 1022 A.H./1613. Again in 1024 A.H./1615, he
visited the Shrine and took part in the annual Urs Sharif of Khwaja
During one of his stays at Ajmer, Jahangir fell seriously ill and
he prayed for his own health at the shrine. He recovered very soon
after that and to show his gratitude to Khwaja Sahib he started
wearing golden earrings.
Shahjahan too followed his ancestors and visited the Shrine many
times and spent a good-deal of his time at Ajmer. His daughter,
Princess Jahan Ara was also a great devotee of Khwaja Sahib and
wrote a book on the great saint known as Munis-ul-arwah.
The Buildings of Shahjahan remain unrivalled to this day. In the
compound of the Shrine, he constructed a big matchless mosque of
pure white marble. Near the Ana Sagar lake, Shahjahan constructed
buildings of white marble and lovely garden which is still called
Daulat Bagh. These buildings are an eloquent proof of the magnanimity
of this Great Mughal ruler and a token of his devotion of Khwaja
Gareeb Nawaz is called King of Kings becoz he is King of Kings ...Many
Kings of the Past have visited the Mazaar Shariff of Khwaja Gareeb
nawaz and got their wills fullfilled. Even Today many known personalities
are coming to Ajmer to get their wills fullfilled...
Almost all Mughal
Kings have paid their visit in Ajmer.. to name a few..
1. Sultan Muhammad
2. Ahmed Shah Abdali,
3. Shahbuddin Mohammed Gauri,
4. Sher Shah Suri,
6. Qutubuddin Aibak,
7. Alauddin Khilji,
9. Amir Temur,
10. Sultan Mahmud Khilji
11. Gyasuddin Tuglak
12. Great King AKBAR (also built a Masjid in Dargah compund and
donated a Deg)
15. Bahadur Shah Zafar,
Queens who visited
2. Mumtaz Mahal
Khawaja ke dar per badshahon ne bhi jholi failaye . Sultan Mohammad
bin tuglaq , Ahmed sha abdali, Shahabuddin mohammed gauri, Shershah
Suri, Aurangjeb, Kutubuddin Aibak, Alauddin Khilji, Babar, Ameer
temur, Sultan mahmood khilji, Gyasuddin tuglak, Badshah Akbar, Jahangir,
Shahjahan, Bahadur Shah jafa, Humauoon, Noorjahan, Nadir Shah, Mumtaz
mahal jaise kai naam aise hain jinhone yahan aaker sar jhukaya.
Unhone dargah me kai imarton ka nirman bhi karvaya.
1562 esvi me
mughal samrat Akbar me khwaja sahib ke dar per aaye.1568 esvi me
Akbar ne chittod se paidal Ajmer tak yatra ki aur buland darvaje
ke pass deg ka nirman karvaya.1570 me Akbar ne putra Saleem ki paidaish
ke bad Agra se paidal chalkar Garib Nawaj ka dar chooma.
ke putra Jahangeer ne 1613 esvi me Ajmer sharif ki jiyarat ki. 1615
se 1616 ke beech bhi ve Ajmer me rahe.
putra shahjahan khurram ne 1628 esvi me hajiri di. Unhone Mewad
vijay ki khushi me shahajahani masjid banvai. Unki putrid jahanaarane
begmi dalan banvaya.
Aurangjeb ne apne bhai Darashikoh ko 1659 esvi me parast karne ke
bad dargah me hajiri di. Dargah ke sewakon me rashi bhi taqseem
Badshah Bahadurshah Jafar 1708 esvi me khwaja sahib ki dargah aaye.
Yahan unhone fatiha padhi aur jarooratmand ko sikke vitrit kiye
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Rajas and Nawabs
Almost all the Maharajas,
Rajas (Rajputs, Marathas etc.) and Nawabs of princely states of
India before independence often visited the Holy Shrine and paid
their homage to the divine soul. Several of them presented gifts,
Jagris and got buildings constructed as a token of their devotion
to Khwaja Sahib and fixed yearly amount as Nazar for Dargah and
for Khuddam from their respective states.
Queen Mary, Empress
of England, at the time of her coronation in India in 1911 AD paid
a visit to Ajmer to express her feelings of reverence towards Khwaja
Sahib. In memory of her visit she constructed a roof over a tank
(Hauz) near Mehfil Khana for ablution.
Lord Curzon, viceroy
and Governor General of India paid a visit to the shrine and expressed
his feelings in these words:
"The personality of the Great Khwaja was a standard of greatness
and excellence, to-day his shrine caries the same standard. It is
an undeniable fact that in India his Shrine virtually rules."