Bhangarh Fort is located on the border of Sariska Tiger Reserve in the Aravali Range in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. This fort was built in the 17th-century by the local ruler, Raja Bhagwant Das for his younger son Madho Singh I. It is 235kms away from Delhi and 88.2 km away from Jaipur International Airport. Today this sprawling fort is known as the most haunted place in India. It is known for the casting of black magic, spell, and fatal deaths. The Archaeological Survey of India has prohibited people from visiting the Bhangarh fort before sunrise and after sunset due to the repeated complaint of paranormal activity.
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Why Bhangarh Fort Is Known As The Most Haunted Place In India?
As there are many rumors of curses and paranormal activities inside the fort, it attracts many tourists and ghost hunters from all over the world to experience and analyzes them. Once a group of friends decided to stay in the fort to witness the paranormal activities, but they never returned. Archaeological Survey of India has put up a notice board in front of the fort that nobody is allowed to trespass the fort before sunrise and after sunset keeping people’s safety in mind. And if anyone is found trespassing this area, legal action will be taken against them.
The accidents that have taken place inside the fort are mostly related to non-Indian foreign tourists. Due to which they are not granted entry into the fort easily. They need to get a special permit pass for entry.
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A local legend believes that the emperor, before building his palace took Guru Balu Nath’s approval who was a local ascetic. He gave his approval on the condition that the palace shouldn’t cast a shadow on his shelter. And when the construction was completed his shelter was unfortunately overshadowed by the palace. After which he cursed the fort and the city of becoming a death state soon. Guru Balu Nath’s tomb is still situated in the ruins.
Another local legend believes that when princess Ratnavati turned 18, suitors from different states came to the palace and asked her hand for marriage among whom was Singhia, a magician. He had fallen in love with her and thought, he wasn’t suitable. So he attempted to use a potion to win her love but the princess witnessed his moves and poured the potion in the soil and it turned into a huge rock which then rolled down toward the magician crushing him. He cursed the fort before taking his last breath, saying it would end up as a death state because of which no rebirths took place.
The most mysterious thing is that this place has a Ganesh Temple, Hanuman Temple, Gopinath Temple, Keshav Rai Temple, Mangla Devi Temple with roofs but the buildings inside the fort have no roofs. Whenever people tried to build the roofs they fell down without any reason which is why people have abandoned the place. Locals believe that these temples that surround the fort have trapped the evil spirits inside it so that they do not cause any harm to the villagers.
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These are myths or facts nobody knows but is accepted by every local because of the few fatal accidents that have taken place in the recent past which mostly involved tourists. These accidents made the Archeological Survey of India to put up a signboard prohibiting anyone from going inside the fort between sunset and sunrise.
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