Now, Kuldhara village stands desolate and an uncanny silence prevails all around. But in mid 13th century, under king and his ministers, it was a green and prosperous village where almost 1000 Paliwal Brahmans lived altogether. Salim Singh, the diwan (tax) collector of Jaisalmer, known for his debauchery & filthy tax-collecting methods set eyes on enthralling beauty of village chief's daughter. Salim Singh even threatened villagers to not come in his way to save chief's daughter, otherwise villagers have to pay for their deeds as he would levy heavy taxes on them. Fearing the words and wrath of Salim Singh, all villagers along with chief & his daughter left Kuldhara village overnight, living houses and households behind. Next day when Salim Singh reached the village to forcefully take chief's daughter, he found everything as usual except villagers. Leaving behind everything, villagers even cursed the village- that no one would ever be able to settle down in this very place.