Akbari Masjid

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  • Address: Dargah Sharif | Between Shahjahani Gate and Buland Darwaza, Ajmer, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Akbari Masjid - Review

This Masjid was constructed by Emperor Akbar in 1455 A.D. It was made as a token of gratitude when his son, Prince Salim or Jahangir was born. Green and white marble adorn the entire Masjid, which is quite beautiful to look at. As it a very calm and serene place to be in, devotees from all over India come here to sit and pray in peace all day long.

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  • Akbari Masjid Address: Dargah Sharif | Between Shahjahani Gate and Buland Darwaza, Ajmer, India
  • Akbari Masjid Timing: 24-hrs
  • Akbari Masjid Price: Free
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  • 12.86% of people who visit Ajmer include Akbari Masjid in their plan

  • 45.11% of people start their Akbari Masjid visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Akbari Masjid

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

83.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Akbari Masjid

People normally club together Ana Sagar Lake and Dargah Shariff while planning their visit to Akbari Masjid.

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  • Very beautiful place for peace and workship excellent view it's an historical place but advice for new visiters the when visit here don't carry much money

  • Very Peace Full Place inside of Dargah sarif.. If you fail to get place in jummah or Chatti sharif please come here.

  • Best and hugh space masjid in ajmer shareef

  • This grand Akbari Masjid was built by Mugal Emperor Akbar. Also there is a religious institution (Madarsa) called Darul-Uloom, within this masjid. According to the Ain-e-Akbari, emperor Akbar had to visit Ajmer for military purposes during 1561 to 1568 A.D. but in the year 1570, Akbar knowing the spiritual powers of Khwaja saheb, came to the Dargah and requested Khwaja saheb to fulfil his desire for a son. And as his desire was fulfilled, he got a son named Salim. Akbar came to Ajmer Dargah on foot from Agra to pay homage and to thank Khwaja saheb. The trek from Agra to Ajmer took him 15 days. Akbar had a beautiful mosque constructed in the same year. This mosque is today known as Akbari Mosque. Akbar built this mosque of red stones in 1570 A. D. Its central arch is 56 ft. high. Akbari Masjid This Mosque was constructed by Emperor Akbar as a token of his Devotion and Gratitude on the occasion of the birth of prince Salim (Jahangir) in the year 1455 A.D. It is a Square of 140x140x2 feet and its central area is 56 (feets) high. In the centre, there had been a hauz (tank) for wazoo (ablution).Owing to certain resons, the hauz was closed and covered. Now the Mosque is known as Akbari Mosque. At present this place also houses a Quranic Educational Institution to provide religious education to the children. This Mosque was build by Mughal Emoeror Akbar the great. Who came to Ajmer from Agra to ask for a son to Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty R.A. When he got son he build this Mosque. Akhbari Masjid: It is a monument of the Akbar’s period. After six months of the birth of Prince Salim (Jahangir), Emperor Akbar visited the Astana-e-Alia in Ajmer and ordered the construction of the mosque.It is made of red stones.The mosque including other adjacent buildings is 140 ft.long and 140 ft. wide The height of its arch is 56 ft. In 1571 Akbar initiated the building of the mosque AKBARI MASJID which is named after him at the shrine, and in 1579 he had the mausoleum of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishtyfurther embellished. This is mentioned in an inscription painted in golden nastaliq lettering inside the dome of the mausoleum. For early topographical descriptions of Ajmer and its shrine, reliance must be placed on the foreign travelers who went there. Contemporary local authors give no such descriptions. W. Finch, who was in India between 1608 and 1611, left the following account of the shrine: Ajmer is only famous for the sepulcher of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty, a saint much respected by the Mughals. This Mosque was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar the great. Who came to Ajmer from Agra to ask for a son to Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty R.A. When he got son he build this Mosque. It is a monument of the Akbar’s period. After six months of the birth of Prince Salim (Jahangir), Emperor Akbar visited the Astana-e-Alia in Ajmer and ordered the construction of the mosque. It is made of red stones. The mosque including other adjacent buildings is 140ft.long and 140 ft. wide the height of its arch is 56 ft. In the centre, there had been a hauz(tank) forwazoo(ablution). Owing to certain reasons, thehauz was closed and covered. Now the Mosque is known as Akbari Mosque. At present this place also houses a Quranic Educational Institution to provide religious education to the children.

  • According to the Ain-e-Akbari, emperor Akbar had to visit Ajmer for military purposes during 1561 to 1568 A.D. but in the year 1570, Akbar knowing the spiritual powers of Khwaja saheb, came to the Dargah and requested Khwaja saheb to fulfil his desire for a son. And as his desire was fulfilled, he got a son named Salim. Akbar came to Ajmer Dargah on foot from Agra to pay homage and to thank Khwaja saheb. The trek from Agra to Ajmer took him 15 days. Akbar had a beautiful mosque constructed in the same year. This mosque is today known as Akbari Mosque. Akbar built this mosque of red stones in 1570 A. D. Its central arch is 56 ft. high.

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