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Ajmer Sharif Dargah Was A Temple, Claims Hindu Outfit; Demands Survey Of Premises By ASI

Rajvardhan Singh Parmar of Maharana Pratap Sena claimed Hindu symbols were present on the walls and windows of the dargah.

Updated: May 27, 2022 11:25 AM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Analiza Pathak

Hindu Outfit Claims Ajmer Shrine Of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Was Temple, Demands Survey Of Premises By ASI
Hindu Outfit Claims Ajmer Shrine Of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Was Temple, Demands Survey Of Premises By ASI

Ajmer: A Hindu outfit has demanded a survey of the mausoleum of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) after claiming that the Shrine was once a temple.  Rajvardhan Singh Parmar of Maharana Pratap Sena claimed Hindu symbols were present on the walls and windows of the dargah.

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The claim, however has been rejected by the body of Khadims (servitors), saying there was no such symbol. “The dargah of Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz was an ancient Hindu temple earlier. The symbols of Swastika are there on the walls and windows. We demand that ASI conduct a survey of the dargah,” Parmar told reporters.

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Moin Chisti, president of Anjuman Saiyad Zadgan, the body of Khadims, said the claim is baseless as there is no such symbol at the mausoleum. He said millions of people, both Hindus and Muslims, visit the place every year.

“I am saying this with full responsibility that the symbol of Swastika is nowhere in the dargah. The dargah has been there for 850 years. No such question ever arose. There is a certain kind of atmosphere in the country today which was never there,” he said.

He said raising questions about the mausoleum of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti means hurting the sentiments of crores of people who offer prayers there irrespective of their religion. Chisti said it is for the government to respond to such elements. Mausoleum secretary Wahid Hussain Chisti dubbed the claim an attempt to disturb communal harmony.

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