After many temple visits, Rahul Gandhi visits Ajmer dargah

Rahul Gandhi at the Ajmer dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 26, 2018, 12.00 PM (IST)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi visited the famous Ajmer dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti on Monday. 

Gandhi was accompanied by Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former state chief minister Ashok Gehlot. 

The Gandhi family's traditional khadim (cleric) made him perform 'ziyarat' at the dargah. 

Gandhi is in Rajasthan to campaign for the upcoming state elections. 

Gandhi had gone on a temple-hopping spree during the Gujarat and Karnataka state elections, prompting the BJP to accuse him of doing so to try and win votes. 

On Monday, Gandhi later visited the next-door Pushkar. 

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He offered prayers there at the famous Brahma temple (it is the only one in the country) and on the banks of the Pushkar lake. Pushkar is thought of as holy by the Hindus and is a pilgrimage site. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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Gandhi also visited the Brahma temple in Pushkar. The Congress President is in Rajasthan to campaign for the upcoming state elections.