From ancient times, the history of
can be traced, while Ajmer became a tactically and politically important
state during the Chauhan power in the region. The Taragarh Fort
has played an important role in the biased history of
India. The history and culture of Ajmer reflects a conventionally rich
mixed culture that has absorbed the good things from the Chauhan,
Maratha and Mughal cultures.
The history of Ajmer took an important roll when the great warrior
Prithvi Raj Chauhan sat on the throne of Ajmer. It is believed that
Emperor Akbar frequently traveled to
on pilgrimage to the Dargah of Hazrat Hasan Moinuddin Chisti. In
the later years the Scindhia rulers played a major role in the history
of Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. The history of Ajmer began when Raja Ajai
Pal Chauhan recognized his capital in this part of Rajasthan. Known
as Ajaimeru in the past Raja Ajai Pal's stronghold was
rechristened as Ajmer in the later years. According to the Acheleshwar
stone inscription (1320 A.D.) and the Hansi Inscription (1167 A.D.) the
history of Chauhans can be traced back to the lunar family though
several other records state that the Chauhans are Suryavanshi's.
So it is not really clear whether they belong to the lunar family.
The history of
Ajmer sparkles with well-mannered
exploits of the great Prithvi Raj Chauhan who reign supreme in
this part of
Rajasthan for more than 13 years. He learnt a lot from
his mother Kapuridevi, who was an able stateswoman. The History of Ajmer
is the history of the great and religious messenger of Allah,
Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, who lived and preached goodness and
faith in Ajmer Rajasthan. There are a number of mosques and artistic
monuments that remind you of the glorious Mughal rule in this part of
Rajasthan, India. After the refuse of the Mughals, control of Ajmer
passed into the hands of the new power brokers, the Marathas, mainly the
Scindias of Gwalior. By 1818, Ajmer had come under the power of the
British who left their heritage in the form of some excellent academic
institutions like the King George Military School and the important
Mayo College, a public school for the young Rajput Princes.
Most Popular Places In Ajmer
The Dargah Sharif, located at the foot of a barren hill, is the place where the Khawaja Moin-ud-din Chistis'
mortal remains lie buried.
The Brahma temple is an important pilgrim centre for the Hindus. It is nestled in the Pushkar valley which lies beyond Nagaparvat and the Anasagar
Urs Ajmer Sharif
Held according to the lunar calendar, in memory of the saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, helper of the poor, Urs Ajmer Sharif - celebrated at Ajmer - is one of the biggest
Muslim fairs in India.
The beautiful artificial Anasagar Lake, located to the north of the Ajmer city, was made in 12th century by building a dam across the river Luni, named after the then ruler Anaji Chauhan. This lake was built by Anaji
during 1135-1150 AD.