India is a mystical country indeed, with its numerous forts, forests and historical sites wrapped in its own unique enigma. One such site is Bhangarh Fort, which is located in Alwar district in Rajasthan. Deemed as one of the most haunted places in the world, Bhangarh fort's haunted stories are bone chilling yet fascinating all at the same time. The legends and stories related to Bhangarh make up for an interesting account.
The Legend of Bhangarh: Many stories and Bhangarh incidents make up the unique tale of this fort. One such myth says that the city of Bhangarh was cursed by the Guru Balu Nath, causing the town's evacuation. Balu Nath cursed the town, saying that the moment the shadows of the palaces touch him, the city shall perish. Ignoring the curse, one of the descendants built the palace to such great heights that it did reach Balu Nath, thus destroying the city of Bhangarh instantaneously.
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The other myth says that Singhia, a well versed occult magician who used to live in the region had fallen in love with the charming princess Ratnavati of Bhangarh. Since there was no way by which he could attain her, he decided to use black magic to enchant the oil intended to be used by her, such that the mere touch of the oil would hypnotize the princess, and she would surrender herself. However, the tantrik's plan was foiled as the princess learned of his intentions, and she threw the oil away. The oil touched a stone, and the stone, rolling towards the wicked tantrik, crushed him. While dying, Singhia cursed the palace with the death of all who dwelt in it. The very next year there was a battle between Bhangarh and Ajabgarh and Ratnavati died.
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Bhangarh Incidents: Bhangarh Fort's haunted stories are famous not only all over the country but also all over the world. A number of Bhangarh Fort haunted stories have been reported which span over a long time. Locals refer to this place as the ‘bhoot bangla’ or haunted house, claiming that the palace is abuzz with paranormal activity. Ghosts and ghouls are rumored to roam Bhangarh fort, with strange noises and bizarre activities being commonplace. Tourists claim to have seen ghostly apparitions along with the reports of music and dancing coming from within the city and fortress. Owing to this, no one dares to visit this site after sunset.It is also rumored that those who have stayed overnight have not returned, hence, the Government of India has set up a signboard issuing a warning regarding the same. These and other such Bhangarh Fort incidents and Bhangarh Fort haunted experiences make up for the legend of this fascinating fort.
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One of the Bhangarh Fort incidents is that of two young boys, who decided to spend a night in the fort but never returned home. Similar to this tragic incident, another boy decided to visit the fort during the night with lighting equipment but fell in a steep well located in the middle of the fort. Although he was rescued immediately by his friends while he was being rushed to the hospital, the car got crushed in an accident and all three died on the spot.
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According to yet another one of the Bhangarh Fort haunted experiences, it is said that a troupe of few youngsters, who went to explore the place met with eerie incidents while they were returning from the place. It is said that in a bus of around 50 people, while this group was sitting on 5th or 6th seat, only they got gravely injured. Another urban legend claims that group of tourists once bribed the keeper of the fort to let them inside the complex of the Bhangarh fort after nightfall. The keeper let them in with a stern warning that it wasn’t advisable to go inside the fort at that time. In spite of the warnings, the group ventured into the realms of the fort, where they noticed a boy sitting alone inside one of the rooms.The creepy part was that there were no accessible doors or windows in the room! These are only a few of the many Bhangarh Fort incidents and Bhangarh fort haunted stories.
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Although there is no proof of whether these and other such Bhangarh Fort incidents are true or not, the element of strange mystery that these Bhangarh Fort haunted experiences impart to this architecture are indeed no less than magic. Some locals feel that one spirit that haunts the area is that of the magician Singhia, and will rid itself of it only once the princess returns to the palace. All in all, if one is looking for some ghost and adventure hunting, or is looking exclusively for the Bhangarh haunted experience, then these mystical and alluring ruins makes up for a sure shot winner.
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