@This town is well known for the dargah entombing Shaikh of Chishti order and Shaikh Muin al-Din Chishti. It is situated in the northeast skirts of Talagarh Hill. The name Ajimer is said to have come from Ajaibar, the king of the Shauhan Dynasty. The town was invaded by Mahmud of the Ghazna Dynasty in 1024, and by Muhammad of the Gurid in 1193. Later on, it bacame under the control of the Islamic Dynasty of Delhi. It was then Arhai din ka Jhompra Masjid was constructed and Shaikh Muin al-Din came to live in this town. In the Mugharid period, this place was favoured by the Sultan because of its scenic beauty in addition to its importance as a strategic point. In this town, there still remain a few constructions from the period, such as the Akbar palace, the Palace of Badshahi, and Baradari. (Naoko Fukami)
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1.ARHAI DIN KA JHOMPRA
|@It is situated in the
soutewest outskirts of Ajimer, a town in the northeast
skirts of Talagarh Hill. The east entrance leads to the
town centre in northeast. Its south, west, and north
sides are surrounded by hills. According to Dr.
Conningam, the foundation of the mosque dates back to the
early 13th century, the very beginning of the Delhi
Sultanat period, and the construction was completed under
the reigh of IIitutumish (1211-35). It is said that there
was a Jain school in this place, and its materials as
well as the form of the plan were converted to the
@The outside walls form roughly a square. There are gates in south and east. Surrounding the couryard, there is a prayer room in east and corrodors in other three sides. To the east of the prayer room, an arch wall is constructed. The central arch is at the top and three arches open on its either side. The courtyard of this mosque is on a higher basement.
@The east gate is at the end of long stairs. The wing part of the east side forms a line of pillars, from which bay windows project out. The gate has two-tiered small rooms on either side of the central opening. It employs old Indian method of construction. The south gate is also at the end of stairs, however, it has a square plan with a corbel style dome.
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