The Paradox in Temples Surrounding the Hauntingly Beautiful Bhangarh & the Gothic Tale of its curse

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16th Dec 2018
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                  Notorious as India's most haunted place where even Government has prohibited entry after the sundown, Bhangarh Fort has been the victim of negative publicity. It's beauty is what spellbounds one before any cult practitioner can. Bounded by the city wall the remains of which runs till Ajmeri Gate, Delhi, Bhangarh is nestled peacefully between a number of temples.

Notice the Temple on the top of the hill as well as this one in background.. All these surround the Bhangarh Fort, perhaps casting a boundary spell on the evil that resides inside to prevent it from escaping © Nishtha Mishra, 2018

Photo of Bhangarh Fort, Bhangarh, Rajasthan, India by Bespectacled_adventurer@Nishtha Mishra

      
                  As soon as we enter, the threshold of Bhangarh, we are faced with a temple of Lord Hanuman, the deity known for scaring away the evil forces. The paradox of the existential self begins to wonder how ghosts can continue  to reign over their empire of Fear when the Gods are standing guards against them. Perhaps these temples are to cast a boundary spell limiting the paranormal activity within the castle and from escaping the premises.
                   Then as we resume our journey to the ruins of Bhangarh city we have to cross the Bazaar from where the legend says the tale of this Haunted castle begins.

The Dancers' House@Bhangarh that is just outside the main Fort © Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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Seen from the doorstep of Bhangarh Castle, this is how this Ghost town looks © Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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The Ruins of Bhangarh ©Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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The Ruins of the roofless town of Bhangarh ©Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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The Ruins of the Bhangarh Town that perhaps recasts itself each night by communing directly with stars © Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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       It is said that a cult practitioner charmed the oil that the handmaid to the Princess of Bhangarh brought for her Highness's use. The spell that charmed the oil would have brought the thing it touched to the Tantrik ( cult practitioner) who was equally charmed by the Beauty of the princess. Ironically for him, the Princess came to know about his plan and threw the oil on a rock that at once lifted and crushed the Tantrik beneath it. As he struggled in vain for his life, he casted a destruction and desertion spell on the castle because of which it didn't remain inhabited for long and the entire Kingdom perished soon.  (Quite a Gothic Tale, isn't it?)
             

The Entry to Bhangarh Fort is guarded by Hanuman Temple that is the first one that we spotted at this supposedly haunted site ©Nishtha Mishra,2018

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The Beautiful entry to the Bhangarh Castle. ©Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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The Roof Top view from Bhangarh Fort of it's Gardens and Ruins © Nishtha Mishra,2018

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The Roof top view from the fourth floor of Bhangarh Fort that is safely nestled between two hills © Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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The other Hill forming a natural Fort for this castle © Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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According to Archeological Survey of India

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                     Ever since it's recognition by the Paranormal Society Of India, the place has become a favourite haunt of adventure seekers, ghost hunters and quite surprisingly privacy seeking lovers. This was the milieu of the presence that greeted us at this ghost town but other than that I felt that the Paranormal seekers will be disappointed.
                  However, the place is dangerous due to all the wild animals that visit it's premises in night for shelter, water from nearby lake and food. It also has tricky steps and ascend that might be dangerous in the dark of the night. The following eyes that are often reported might be of the animals that are checking their prey out. So the place can be considered dangerous because of what is "living" inside. (Pun intended.)

The collapsed upper floors of the Ruins ©Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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From Inside the Haunted Castle of Bhangarh

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P.S. I did receive a cut from the edgy leaves in broad daylight on my way out when I did question the Paranormal presence ; if it at all mean anything.

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