You may have read the stories of haunted houses or people, but have you heard the story of an entire village which is haunted, cursed and abandoned ? Yes, the place like this exists in real on our very own earth. So take some popcorn and get ready to read the fascinating story of this place which comes in top 10 haunted places in the world.
Bhangarh is a place between Jaipur and Alwar in Rajasthan state of India. India, with a population of over 1.3 billion, where land is gold has abandoned a whole city area from being developed. Why ? What is in this place that the government has put a warning board in front of the village that it is strictly prohibited to stay in this area after sunset?
The story (and the legend) of Bhangarh began in the year of 1573 when the fortress was built by King Bhagawant Das, the ruler of the city of Amber. According to legend, the king wanted to extend his palace to an extent that would please his reputation. But there was a saint Guru Balu Nath, who used to meditate nearby. So the king went to him to ask his permission to extend his palace. He granted him permission on only one condition, and he said “The moment the shadows of your palace touch me, the city shall be no more!” The king agreed and kept his word but one day a descendant prince raised the palace to a height that cast a shadow on Balu Nath’s forbidden retreat, so Balu Nath got angry and sent a curse over the village that “Nobody in this village will see the sunrise.” And that was exactly what happened the next day. The entire people village disappeared overnight. Local villagers from nearby say that whenever a house is built there, its roof collapse. People say that nobody has returned who stayed there after dark. And the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) put a sign board there which says, “Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area.” Below you can see the picture of actual sign board :
What does the signboard say?
Here is a translation:
The Government of India
The Archaeological Survey of India, Bhangarh
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 trees found in Bhangarh area belong to the Archaeological Survey of India. It is forbidden to harm this tree in any way.
Note: Anyone flouting of the rules mentioned above will face legal action.
Supervisor, Archaelogical Survey Board
There is also one other story associated to this place. Once there was a princess whose beauty was matchless in all of Rajasthan. Being eighteen years old, the princess started getting matrimonial offers from other states. In the same region there lived a tantrik, a magician well versed in the occult, named Singhia who was desperately in love with the princess. But he knew that he would never be allowed to even see her. One day, he saw the princess’ maid in the market buying scented oil for her. Seeing this, he got an idea by which he could have the princess. He used his black magic and put a spell on the oil which would hypnotize the princess by her merely touching the oil, and she would surrender herself to him. The princess foiled this plan though. She had seen the magician enchanting the oil, and she therefore threw it away, which got spilled on a big stone. As soon as the oil touched the stone, it started rolling towards the wicked magician and crushed him. While dying, Singhia cursed the palace with the death of all who dwelt in it, without any rebirth in their destinies.
Nobody knows which legend is right, but the people know one thing: Whoever has stayed in Bhangarh at night got disappeared and was never found. A lot of tourists come on daily basis to see the haunted village, but they are escorted back from the village one hour before the sunset. If you are a supernatural lover, you can go and visit this place but my advice is: Don’t stay overnight !!
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