History of Ajmer
The history of Ajmer
began when Raja Ajai Pal Chauhan established his capital
in this part of Rajasthan. Known as Ajaimeru in the past
Raja Ajai Pal's bastion was rechristened as Ajmer in the
Raja Ajai Pal constructed the imposing Taragarh Fort
atop a sandstone hillock that represented the regal
might of the great Chauhan rulers. The history of Ajmer
took an interesting turn during the rule of Raja Ajaideva
II; that is when Ajmer became an important center of
politics and a flourishing city.
According to the Acheleshwar stone inscription (1320 A.D.) and
the Hansi Inscription (1167 A.D.) the history of Chauhans can
be traced back to the lunar dynasty though several other records
state that the Chauhans are Suryavanshi's. So it is not really
clear whether they belong to the lunar or the solar dynasties.
The history of Ajmer sparkles with chivalrous exploits of
the great Prithvi Raj Chauhan who reigned supreme in this
part of Rajasthan for more than 13 years. He learnt a lot
from his mother Kapuridevi, who was an able stateswoman.
Hear tales of valor and romance sung with passion by local
bards on your tours to Ajmer with Indian Horizons. Listen
to melodious lyrics that remind you of the history of Prithvi
Raj Chauhan's romance with Sanyukta, the daughter of his arch
rival, Raja Jaichand of Kannauj.
The History of Ajmer is the history of the great and pious
messenger of Allah, Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, who lived
and preached goodness and faith in Ajmer. Even today people
come from far and wide to pay their respects to the great
soul who worked for the upliftment of the poor.
Mughal Emperor Akbar annexed Ajmer in 1556 as a part of his
Rajputana campaign. There are several mosques and artistic
monuments that remind you of the glorious Mughal rule in this
part of Rajasthan, India.
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