Enjoy the colour and drama of India’s festive pageantry
Urs, Ajmer, Rajasthan
The Urs are held at Ajmer every year at the tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, commemorating his symbolic union with God. Pilgrims from all over the world gather to pay homage. Qawalis (poems) are presented in the saint's honour and religious assemblies (mehfils) and 'fatihas' (mass prayers) are held. The lakeside town attracts thousands of devotees of all faiths on the occasion.