Bhangarh is a haunted place as local people say. It is the first choice of day out for people who visit Jaipur and even for the people of Jaipur. College Friends often go there to ease the pressure of study.
Bhangarh Famous For
Bhangarh is famous for historical ruins and ghost story. Bhangarh Fort is located on the way between Jaipur and Delhi and at border of Sariska Tiger Reserve in state of Rajasthan, India. The best way to Reach Bhangarh from Jaipur is to take the national highway heading towards Agra, reach Dausa and then Bhangarh town is 25 kms away from highway. The distance between Bhangarh and Jaipur is of nearly 90 kms.
Attractions of Bhangarh
Bhangarh is ancient site lies in Jaipur circle of Archeological Survey of India, notified in 1951 and declared as nationally protected monument. Entries in the Bhangarh Fort are allowed during daytime from sunrise to sunset. In Bhangarh Palace you will see stones all over around, standing walls with no roof, although some part of the palace is renovated and brought in condition for public viewing. It is surrounded by hills from three sides and in front side, fortification wall is built.
While entering the main gate, one can see the complete map of the location engraved on red stone for ease of visitors. Then came the ruined market place, where shop walls are still standing with average height of 4 feets. A footpath made up of stones lead way from main gate to the palace premises gate. While going through the market, on the right side in the mid way is the Modon Ki Haveli. After entering the main premises, the few things which catches the eye are the ruined temple on the right side, the queen palace just in front and A kund on left side designed for bathing and Ganesh temple behind the kund.
These are good places to view, then comes the hidden part of the place, there is a chhatri on the top of the right side, while facing the palace, on hill top for the purpose of watch tower. Local people say that the culprit tantrik used to live there and see the queen. Also there are two temples on the external parts of area, since this area is accident prone, so be prepared and plan accordingly in groups to view this part. Similar to these there is another unexplored part which is behind the hills, a path leads to that part. And most intersting unexplored part is the actual queen's palace which is cleaned and renovated to make the feel of actual view.
The town of Bhangarh was established by Raja Bhagwant Das in 1573 for his son Madho Singh as residence. Madho Singh was younger brother of Emperor Akbar’s General Man Singh I of Amber. Bhangarh slowly declined after 1630. Sawai Jai Singh II attacked Bhangarh and added to his empire in 1720. After that Bhangarh goes on destroying and abandoned after few decades. Since then they loose attraction of rulers to develop this place.
This place have a very interesting story, read on..
Story behind Bhangarh
The story goes like this, in sixteenth century, there was a tantrik named Singhia, famous for his magical powers. The tantrik fell deeply in love with the Ratnawati, the beautiful princess of kingdom. Being aware that he would never be allowed to go near her, tantrik decided to use his dark powers to seduce her. He followed the princess's servant buying oil and cast a spell on the oil to hypnotize the princess.
Villagers say that princess sensed his wrong ideas and foiled his plan. She threw oil container away, where upon it fell on a stone. As oil touched the stone, the speel did the reverse effect and destoryed the tantrik. But before dying, Singhia cursed the palace with the death of all who live in it, without the birth of thier destinies. Here ends the story.
There are questions on the certainity of this story as it contains ghosts, and today's science denies their existence. Some villagers said that there were media people who made the story like this, while large locals accept the evils existence. But is is not proved that this place is actually haunted or not. Some may be wrong, others may be right. But it is well said that there is atleast one little thing which grown up this story. This thing may be due to miscoception or some may have actually felt this. This is finally still a question.
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