This is the tomb of Khwaja Muinudding Chishti who was born in Persia and came to Ajmer after he was instructed in a vision by Prophet to live in Ajmer. He shifted to Ajmer in 1193 and devoted his life to the service and upliftment of the poor and downtrodden.
Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti was 52 when he arrived at Ajmer. People were inspired by his teachings and simplicity and started coming in large numbers. Everyone who came to him was received warmly and blessed. He was popularly known as Gharib Nawaz (Protector of the poor).
Khwaja ji passed away at the age of 97 and was buried in the cell which is now popularly called Dargah Sharif. The tomb is located in the center of the Dargah Complex which is now a small township in itself and includes one bazaar and two marble mosques built by Akbar and Shah Jahan in the 16th and 17th centuries.
The entry to the Dargah is from the Bazaar that leads to the inner courtyard. There is a huge gateway with beautifully carved silver doors that was built by the Nizam of Hyderabad. Inside the courtyard are two huge cauldrons which are used to cook kheer on special occasions.
Millions of people come to Ajmer for Khwajaji's death anniversary (called Urs) in October. There are performances by Sufi musicians and pilgrims are offered kheer.