Bhangarh is a fort located in Alwar district in the state of Rajasthan is approximately 80kms from the main Alwar City and is known for its ruins. Staying in the premises of the fort is not allowed before sunrise and after sunset as the ruins are said to be haunted. There are many myths related to the ruins and fort of Bhangarh which say that the place is cursed. The Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI) was suppose to setup an office in the fort but the government did not dare to do that and the nearest office of ASI is around a kilometer away from the ruins of Bhangarh. ASI has put a signboard near the ruins which says "Staying After Sunset Is Strictly Prohibited In The Area". Several stories support the legend relating how the city came to be destroyed. Some seems true while some just rumours.
The Government of India The Archeological Survey of India, Bhangarh Important warning: 1. Entering the borders of Bhangarh before sunrise and after sunset is strictly prohibited. 2. Shepherds and woodcutters who enter Bhangarh area will face legal action. 3. The Kewda or Pandanus trees found in Bhangarh area belong to the Archaelogy Survey of India. Is it forbidden to subject this tree to any kind of harm. Note: Anyone flouting of the rules mentioned above will face legal action. By order Supervisor, Archaelogical Survey BoardLegend 1: In the first half of the 17th century, Madho Singh of Amber built his capital here with the sanction of an ascetic Baba Balanath, who meditated there, but not without his dire prescription: Look my dear chap! The moment the shadows of your palaces touch me, you are undone. The city shall be no more! In ignorance, Ajab Singh, one of the later descendants in the dynasty, raised the palace to such a height that the shadow reached the forbidden place. Hence the devastation. Legend 2: A second legend tells of a tantric battle waged between the lovely queen Ratnavali and that wicked sorcerer Singha Sevra, whose chhatri can be seen on the top of the hill. Desperately, he tried to trap her in his magical web, and failed every time, as the queen herself was a past-mistress in the tantric art. The last battle took place on the day when the queen losing eventually her temper, transformed a glass bottle containing the massaging oil into a big rock and flung it towards the hill-top, where sat the devil. In vain he tried to stall this glass missile. It was too late. Sensing his imminent death, concentrating all his powers, he spat his dying curse: "I die! But thou too, thou Ratnavali shall not live here anymore. Neither thou, nor thine kin, nor these walls of the city. None shall see the morning sun!" Thats Bhangarh in Rajasthan which is the most haunted Place in India as per Archeological Survey Of India. "STAYING HERE AFTER SUNSET IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED"
A Documentary Video shot in BhangarhHere are a few Pictures from Bhangarh we found on the Internet. Really spooky! We ourselves felt the jolt while composing this article. It really HAUNTED!
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