Jannati Darwaza of Ajmer Sharif will be open 6th Shawwal 1437 H . This is on Saturday 1st July 2017. The Dawaza is only open for 1 partial day from Early morning till 2.30pm.
On the west of the tomb of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) and marble screened enclosure, the Jannati Darwaza is situated, which has silver coated shutters. It is said that whosoever performs the act of crossing the gate towards the holy tomb and then walking along the said of the marble wall emerges into the open courtyard through the exit door on the south and then continuously the walk keep to the right reaches the Jannati Darwaza and repeat the performance six times (this gate should be crossed seven times only) is sure to secure a place for himself in heaven. These seven rounds should be at one stretch.
The story goes that the great devotee the Principle Khalifa and Successor, Hazrat Shaik Qutubuddin Baktiyar Kaki R.A. who had always held the feet of his peer-0-murshid as paradise itself in an ecstatic mood granted his boon to the gate. Any one irrespective of clan, creed and faith may perform the act of crossing the Darwaza seven times in succession and reap the benefit of the efficacy of the boon.
The Jannati Darwaza is opened four times a year.
The details of opening are as Follows:
4.) On the 10th of Zilhijja the Jannati Darwaza is opened from early morning to 2:30 P.M. after Zohar Prayer.