Khwaja Garib Nawaz
Ajmer Sharif Darbar Khwaja
Baba Mazar, Ajmer Dargah Jannati Darwaza open
Ajmer Jannati Darwaza
to open Ajmer Sharif Dargah
On the west of the tomb and marble screened enclosure, the Jannati Darwaza is situated,
which has silver coated shutters. It is said that whosoever performs the act of
crossing the gate towards the holy tomb and then walking along the said of the marble
wall emerges into the open courtyard through the exit door on the south and then
continuously the walk keep to the right reaches the Jannati Darwaza and repeat the
performance six times (this gate should be crossed seven times only) is sure to
secure a place for himself in heaven. These seven rounds should be at one stretch.
The story goes that the great devotee the Principle Khalifa and Successor, Hazrat
Shaik Qutubuddin Baktiyar Kaki R.A. who had always held the feet of his peer-0-murshid
as paradise itself in an ecstatic mood granted his boon to the gate. Any one irrespective
of clan, creed and faith may perform the act of crossing the Darwaza seven times
in succession and reap the benefit of the efficacy of the boon.
Jannati Darwaza is opened four times a year. The details of opening are as under
1. From the 1st Rajjab to 6th Rajjab every year, while the
Urs celebrations last.
2. On the Idul Fitar (Eid Day) from early morning
to 2:30 P.M. of the day.
On the 6th day of Idul Fitar when the Urs Sharif of Hazrat Khwaja
Usman-e-Harooni, Peer-0-Murshid of Huzoor Gharib Nawaz. The gate is open part of
the day only from early morning to 2:30 P.M.
4. On the 10th of Zilhijja the Jannati
Darwaza is opened from early morning to 2:30 P.M. after Zohar Prayer.