Write a short note on the Chishti silsila

Write a short note on the Chishti silsila.

Sufi saint Khwaja Muin-ud-Din Chishti introduced the Chishti silsila in India. He arrived in India in AD 1161 with Mahmud of Ghazni and found a base in Ajmer till AD 1236. His tomb or dargah is considered to be an important pilgrimage centre and every year a festival called Urs is held there. The tomb is still visited by many devotees and followers. Other saints and followers ofKhwaja Muin-ud-Din were Bakhtiyar Kaki and his disciple Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakar. In Delhi there were Nizamuddin Auliya and Shaikh Nasiruddin Mahmud, known as ‘Chirag-i-Delhi’. Sheikh Salim Chishti of Ajmer was another popular Sufi saint.