Urs Festival of Ajmer
Sharif is held in the holy town of Ajmer
in Rajasthan , India . The Urs Festival
in Ajmer , Rajasthan is marked with quwwallis
- sung at night. The celebrations the unite
people of all faiths, and the complete town
is decorated with buntings and wears the
spirit of festivity.
Urs Festival is an occasion for thousands
of devout to congregate at the shrine and
offer their prayers. All of Ajmer seems
to be in a festive mood and several programmes
are organised to mark the festivals.
The pilgrims who come to seek the blessings
of the Khwaja make rich offerings called
nazrana at the holy spot where the saint
has been entombed. The offerings of rose
and jasmine flowers, sandalwood paste, perfumes
and incense contribute to the fragrance
that floats in the air inside the shrine.
Also offered by devotees are the chadar,
ghilaph and neema, which are votive offerings
for the tomb.