Monday, August 12, 2013

Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

Ancient site of Bhangarh in Rajasthan
Bhangarh is pre-historic site located between Jaipur and Delhi in the Alwar (80 kms North East of Jaipur) district of thestate of Rajasthan in India. It is well known for its ancient ruins. It was established in 1573 by Madho Singh as his residence during the reign of Maharaja Bhagawant Das.

Bhangarh, which once was a flourishing kingdom, is now a ghost town. It is now deserted.

Bhangarh Fort

Bhangarh Fort

Bhanghar Fort located in the foothills of Aravali range

Mystery's of the Bhangarh Fort

Madho Singh was the second son of Maharaja Bhagawant Das, and younger brother of Man Singh of Amber, who was a trusted General and one of the Navratana’s of the great Mughal emperor Akbar.

Bhangarh included exotic buildings like the temples of Gopinath, Shiva (Someshwar), Mangla Devi, Lavina Devi and Keshava Rai. There are several havelis, a mosque, a fort, and several shops among the main road. The fort was protected by two inner fortifications across the valley. The town is separated from the plain by ramparts with five gates.

The next ruler of Bhangarh was Chhatr Singh (Madho Singh’s son). Bhangarh slowly declined, after the death of Chattr Singh in 1630 in a violent attack.

Bhangarh Fort - Guide Map

Bhangarh Fort - The Most Haunted Place in India

In 1720, after the death of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, Jai Singh II attached Bhangarh to his state by force. The population of Bhangarh started declining, which continued till 1783, when the fortress and the city were completely abandoned due to a famine. Since the famine of 1783 the town has remained uninhabited.

Haunted Bhangarh Fort

Ancient Bhangarh Fort

Bhangarh Fort destroyed due to curse of Tantrik

Bhangarh Investigation by GRIP

The Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan is considered haunted and is placed at 1st position in the list of ten most haunted places in India.

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