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Know About The Legally Haunted Place Of India: Bhangarh Fort

By: Shibu Purushothaman

Reading the story of India's legally haunted place-Bhangarh- will surely give you chills! Known as the most ghostly place of India, Bhangarh is a small village in the state of Rajasthan. With a rich history and a palace where several mysterious and spooky activities take place, this royal city from the state of Rajasthan has gained headlines in the country for its horror and ghost stories. Well, let's check out the complete story of India's legally troubled place-Bhangarh.

Bhangarh Fort

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The small town of Bhangarh is situated between the state of Jaipur and Delhi. This town was founded by Bhagwant Das, the second son of Emperor Akbar's general, Man Singh. The town was founded in 1631 and today is one amongst the famous prehistoric sites of India. Bhangarh is legally
recognised as the most haunted place of India by the Indian government and hence, entry to Bhangarh is strictly prohibited between sunset and sunrise. There is a signboard kept by the Indian government which reads, "Entering the borders of Bhangarh before sunrise and after sunset is strictly prohibited. Legal action would be taken against anybody who does not follow these instructions".

Bhangarh Fort

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According to facts and history, it is said that the rich city of Bhangarh was once cursed by Guru Balu Nath; he had sanctioned the construction of the city only on one condition; he said that if the shadow of the town touches him, the city shall be no more. Here are the exact words of Guru Balu Nath, "The moment the shadow of your palaces touch me, the city shall be no more!" When the shadow of the town touched him, he cursed the town instantly. Later it is said that he was buried in a small samadhi at the same place.

Another story says that the small city is haunted due to Princess of Bhangarh, Ratnavati. Queen Ratnavati was considered to be the jewel of Rajasthan. On the eighteenth birthday of the queen, she started getting marriage proposals from rich families in the town. In another region, there lived a tantric called Singhia who was in love with the beautiful princess. The tantric knew that this match is not possible and hence, he started using his powers to attract the lady.

Bhangarh Fort

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One day, Singhia saw the maid of the princess purchasing oil (scent) from the market. He tried his luck with a black magic trick; when the oil touches the body of the princess, she would surrender herself to the tantric. The princess, however, suspected the activities of the tantric and spoiled his plan by pouring the oil on the ground. As soon as the oil touched the ground, it started rolling down and killed the tantric. While taking the last breath, the tantric cursed the place and the princess. He said in his curse that the city will be destroyed and no one will ever be able to stay in this palace hereafter. Next year, there was a battle between Bhangarh and Ajabgarh, where the princess died.

Bhangarh Fort

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There were various suspicious activities taking place inside the fort and hence, the locals believe that ghosts live in the palace. Apart from prohibited entry, no one is allowed to gaze at the animals of the Bhangarh Fort after sunset. Tourists have also said that there is a feeling of restlessness inside the palace and the surrounding area. Locals also believe that whoever has dared to enter the palace after sunset has never returned.

How To Reach There?
If you want to experience this, here's how you can reach to the Bhangarh Fort: Bhangarh Fort is 78 km from Jaipur and hence, you can take private cabs to reach the place directly. You can also take a bus from Jaipur to the Bhangarh Fort. Nearest airport to Bhangarh Fort is Jaipur
International Airport which is 88 km away from Bhangarh Fort.

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