(Last Updated on : 09/12/2014)
The Idgah of Ajmer
located in Rajasthan
was built during the Muslim period. The huge Idgah was built in honour of the saint Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti
. It was constructed by Nawab Mirza Chaman Beg, the governor of Malwa. He was aided in his work by Shamsuddin, under the Sindhia Rajas.
Architecture of Idgah of Ajmer
The Idgah of Ajmer built in the outskirts of the city has an inscription inscribed on the qibla wall. The upper part of the vast wall of the upper central bay of the mosque is topped by a roof. A pavilion under the curved form has been illustrated in stucco relief that resembles the Shah Jahan's balcony from where he addressed himself to the general public. There are five gates in the Idgah. It is one hundred thirty yards in length and forty yards in width. The enclosure is almost seventeen yards deep. The pavilion of the Idgah has a royal or religious implication. It refers to the Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti who according to the inscription has been called as 'King of the Dominion.'
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