Photo Essay – Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty, Ajmer Sharif
The holy land of sufis.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
The final days of 2011 have ended on a happy note. The Delhi Walla was in the sufi pilgrim town of Ajmer. 400km west of Delhi, it is home to the shrine of Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty, a 13th century saint.
Popularly called Gharib Nawaz, the benefactor of the poor, Khawaja-ji established the Chishti order of Sufism in the Indian subcontinent.
The next successor of the spiritual order was Khawaja-ji’s disciple Hazrat Bakhtiyar Kaki, whose shrine is in Mehrauli, south Delhi.
Hazrat Kaki was succeeded by his pupil Baba Farid. His shrine is in Pakpattan, Pakistan.
Baba Farid gave way to his follower Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. His shrine is in Delhi.
Wishing you a good 2012, I leave you with images taken in the land of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty.
Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty