The Bhangarh Fort - The Most Haunted Place In The World

The Bhangarh Fort is located at the edge of  Sariska forest in Alwar district of Rajasthan. Built in 1613, the Bhangarh fort is thought to be the most haunted place in India. It’s the only ‘Legally Haunted’ location recognized by the Indian Government. Entry to Bhangarh is legally prohibited between sunset and sunrise.

Bhangarh Fort

A signboard posted by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) is written in Hindi

A signboard posted by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) is written in Hindi says "Entering the borders of Bhangarh before sunrise and after sunset is strictly prohibited. Legal action would be taken against anybody who does not follow these instructions".

A number of legends regarding the lonely historical buildings exist, but two stand out above the rest.

One legend speaks the city of Bhangarh was cursed by the Guru Balu Nath. He had sanctioned the construction of the town on one condition, “The moment the shadows of your palaces touch me, the city shall be no more!” When a descendant prince raised the palace to a height that cast a shadow on Balu Nath’s forbidden retreat, he cursed the town. Balu Nath is said to be buried there to this day in a small samadhi.

In second prominent legend, Singhiya, the wizard who was adept in black magic fell in love with theRatnavati, the princess of Bhangarh who was very beautiful and had suitors to marry her from many royal families of the country. One day while the princess, 18 years of age, went shopping with her friends and was buying Ittar(scent). The wizard saw this and replaced the scent with some potion in order to ensnare the princess. He offered the potion to her so that she took a liking for him and marry him. However, the princess saw through the wizard's trickery and when he offered her the bowl of potion, she threw it on a big boulder nearby and as a result the boulder started rolling down towards the wizard and crushed him. Before he died he cursed that Bhangarh would be destroyed soon and no one will be able to live within its precincts. Subsequent to the curse Bhangarh Fort was invaded by theMughals from the north and the city was surrounded and sacked; 10,000 people lived in the fort city at that time. All the people in the fort including the princess were killed. The present state of the fort is attributed to the curse of the wizard and people believe the ghosts in the fort are that of the princess and the wizard. Since from that day at the night time there are some paranormal activities are said to take place, some people have reportedly died by these paranormal activities.

A group of investigators also visited the town from night to early morning, disappointed to know that no paranormal activity was accused of. They also stated: "We tried to communicate to any existing spirits and asked them to manifest for us or do anything which can make us believe that they existed. Nothing happened."

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