Kuldhara 1/6 by Tripoto
SHASHANK
Sam sand dunes bathed in the morning sun took our breath away while enroute to the archaic, sleepy village of Kuldhara. This well-built, horizontally cut village is also infamously haunted. It is a splendid location for photography enthusiasts...well that is if you could ignore the eerieness that commands the place.
Satyakee Sulit Sinha
The haunted village
Anuradha Anmol
Many people say that Kuldhara is a haunted place as it is a very big and nicely built village but all empty.But it is not so. Its an old Paliwal Brahman village about 17 km from Jaisalmer city on the Sam road. Kuldhara established by the kuldhar who was the Son of Ruler of Lodarwa in 11th Century. It was destroyed by Mohamad gori in 12th century. Kuldhara was again rebuilt by Paliwal Beahmins in 14th Century. This village and the other villages in the ditrict were occupied by Paliwal brahmins, who left the district about 200 years ago on account of oppression of Salim Singh, who was the prime minister of Moolraj – II
Prabhjot
On the way our guide Anil told us about the haunted village Kuldhara. The place sounded exciting to us and we told him to take us there. A small detour from the main road (to sam dunes) leads to Kuldhara Village. Known as a haunted village, this was abandoned over 200 years back. The place has a history of how 84 villages of Paliwal Brahmins vanished overnight to protect their self-respect and honor, when malevolent dewan (right hand of the ruler) demanded to forcefully marry the daughter of the chieftain of the community. Known as a haunted village, this was abandoned over 200 years back. The place has a history of how 84 villages of Paliwal Brahmins vanished overnight to protect their self-respect and honor, when malevolent dewan (right hand of the ruler) demanded to forcefully marry the daughter of the chieftain of the community.