CLASSICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
 

     

Photograph of the Tomb of Khwaja Muin-ud-Din Chishti, Ajmer,
taken by O.S.Baudesson in the 1880s,
from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections.

   

Photograph of Ajmer in Rajasthan,
taken by Lala Deen Dayal in the 1880s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of places proposed to be visited by Their Excellencies Lord & Lady Curzon during Autumn Tour 1902'.
Lord Curzon served as Viceroy of India between 1899 and 1905.

   

Photograph of the tomb of Khwaja Muin-ud-Din Chishti
at Ajmer in Rajasthan, taken by Lala Deen Dayal in the 1880s,
from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of places proposed to be visited by Their Excellencies Lord & Lady Curzon during Autumn Tour 1902'.

   

Photograph of the Tomb of Khwaja Muin-ud-Din Chishti, Ajmer,
taken by O.S.Baudesson in the 1880s,
from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections.

 

   

Photograph of Shah Jahani's Mosque,
taken by O.S.Baudesson in the 1880s,
from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections.

   

A view of Dargah Bazar in 1899 A.D. Hyderabad Nizam Gate is not persent yet.
The present main gate of the dargah was built by the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1915.
 

   

The Buland Darwaza is sometimes attributed to
Sultan Alauddin Khilji, some refer today to it as the 'Ala I Darwaza ' but this is unlikely, and is no doubt the result of a confusion between the Khiljis of Malwa and Mandu, and Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi (1298-1316).
This picture is near about 100 years old.

   

The chronogram yields the date AH 1047/1637-8.

Shah Jahan is also belived to have constructed a ghat
to give access to the 
Jhalra tank which is adjacent
to the south side of the dargah.

   

The Emperor Jahangir lived at Ajmer
 'for five days less than three years'.
The prospect of going there pleased him.

   

A year after his first visit to Ajmer as Emperor,
Jahangir decided outwardly to symbolize
his devotion and gratitude to the saint.

   

The Emperor Shah Jahan visited Ajmer
five times during his reign (1627-58).
The Shah Jahani mosque at the shrine is the chief monument
of his devotion to Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty.

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