India's most haunted place..
Bhangarh is ruined town in India.that is famous for it's historical ruins. it is in the Rajgarh municipality of the Alwar District in the state of Rajasthan. Bhangarh is at the edge of the Sariska Tiger Resevre. the modern village has a population of 1,306 in 200 Households. Bhangarh is also a popular tourist Attraction.
Bhangarh is place between Jaipur and Delhi. In Rajasthan state of india known for its ruins. Bhangarh is a Pre-Historic site. Some of Its remarkable buildings are the temples of Gopinath, Shiva(Someshwar), Mangla Devi, Lavina Devi and Keshvara Rai. Other building Includes Shops, Havelis, A Mosque and a places.
The town was established in 1573(VS 1631) dusring the Rule of Bhagwant Das as the residence of his second son Madho Singh, the younger brother of Emperor Akbar's General, Man Singh 1. Madho Singh participated in many campaigns with his father and brother. the next ruler of Bhangarh was his son Chattar Singh, after whose death in 1960, Bhangarh Slowly declined, when the Mughal Empire became weaker aster the deat of Aurangzeb, Jai Singh 2nd attached Bhangarh to his state by force in 1720. After this Bhangarh diminished in population. and since the famine of 1783 (VS1840) the town has remained uninhabited.
A Signboard posted by ASI (Archeological Survey of India), which is a Government of India organisation, Specific the Instructions. While the board written in hindi, the instruction on it roughly translate into : "Entering the borders of Bhangarh before sunrise and after sunset is strictly prohibited. Legal action will be taken against anybody who does not follow there instruction".
Acording to legend, the city of Bhangarh is cursed by the Guru Balu Nath, Sanctioned Construction of the town in one condition, "The moment the Shadows of your places touch me, The city Shall be no more!" Whwn a descendant Prince raised the place to a hieght that cast a shadow on Balu Nath,s forbidden retreat, he cursed the Town. Balu Nath is said to be buried there to this day in a small Samadhi.
There exists another Myth. This is the legend of the Princess of Bhangarh, Ratnawati, She is believed to be the jewel of Rajasthan, On her eighteenth Birthday she began to get offers of marrige from other regions. In the area lived a Tantrik, A magician well versed in the occult, called Singhania, who was in love with the princess but he knew that the match was impossible. One day Singhania saw the princess's maid in the market, he used his Black magic on the Oil she was purchasing so theat upon touching it the princess would surrender herself to him. The princess, however, seeing the Tantric enchanting the oil, foiled his plan by pouring it on the ground. As the oil struck the ground it turned into a boulder which crushed Singhania. dying the magician cursed the place with the death of all who dwelt in it. The next year there was a battle between Bhangarh abd Ajabgarh in which princess Ratnawati perished. Legends says that there are ghosts in bhangarh and that is why entry is prohibited for tourist in the fort after sunset and before sunrise. The locals believe that the princess Ratnawati has taken birth somewhere else and that the fort and the empire of Bhangarh is waiting for her return to put an end to the Curse......
Some images of Bhangarh Fort :