You may have learned that one of India’s most haunted places is Bhangarh Fort. This ruined Fort City is said to have once been packed with flocks of people.
Kachhwaha Raja Bhagwant Das (elder brother of Rani Jodha bai!) of Amber (also known as Amer) founded Bhangarh Fort for his second son in the 17th century, Raja Madho Singh. This fort included thousands of homes, market places, Havelis, and temples along with the main palace, indicating the city’s well-being.
Then what would have happened would have ruined this chirping town, turned it into a desolate ruin and made people think of it as a haunted location. Behind this are primarily two theories:
There was a sadhu named Baba Balak Nath, according to this storey, whose meditation spot was in the area of the fort before it was constructed. He agreed to give his consent to building the fort on one condition, the fort or any building within it should not be taller than the house of his(sadhu) and the entire city would be demolished if the shadow of any structure falls on his house. Ajab Singh, Madho Singh ‘s grandson, however, wanted to stop this and increased the height of the fort leading to the city to face the curse of the sadhu.
This narrative is more famous than the first. There was the lovely princess Ratnavati, Raja Chhatra Singh ‘s daughter, and Raja Ajab Singh’s younger sister, who had a lot of suitors. Among them, a Tantrik called Sinhai was so in love with the princess that he substituted the fragrance with a love potion once while she was shopping for ittar (scent). The princess came to know about this, and on a rock she threw the potion away. This finally made the boulder roll into the evil Tantrik, crushing him to death. But just before he died, the princess and the whole kingdom were cursed to be shattered, and that no one could ever survive in this city. Due to the Mughal invasions and famine of 1783, the fort town came to an end after some time.
Spooky, aren’t they? The good news is that there’s no proof that these ideas are valid. But visitor entries before sunrise and after sunset have been barred by the Archaeological Survey of India. Even the locals claim that every night the ghosts return to the fort, and the curse will be lifted only when Princess Ratnavati’s reincarnated soul comes back. What is your understanding of this?
I think you should probably take a trip to Bhangarh, whether it is very haunted or not.
Bhangarh Fort is situated between the city of Jaipur and Alwar on the border of the Sariska Tiger Reserve in the Aravalli range. Some of its attractions include Gopinath Temple, Someshwar Temple, Purohitji ki haveli, Nachan ki haveli, and Jauhari Bazar.