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Home>>History Of Ajmer

 History Of Ajmer

From ancient times, the history of Ajmer 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 Ajmer, Rajasthan, 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 Ajmer 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.

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Brahma Temple, Visit Brahma Temple of Rajasthan, Temple tour of Brahma Temple, Religious place of Rajasthan Brahma Temple

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 lake.

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.

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Ana Sagar Lake, Ana Sagar Lake tours, Visit Ana Sagar Lake of Rajasthan, Travel to Ana Sagar Lake, Beaches and Lakes Ana Sagar Lake

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.


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