In our childhood we all have heard many kinds of blood-curdling horror stories and these haunted stories still scare us as nightmares. If this is not enough scary then lets brief you about the most haunted place of India, the Bhangarh Fort which will definitely give you goose bumps.
Bhangarh Fort is situated on the border of Sariska Tiger reserve in the Aravali range in the deserted town of Bhangarh, Rajasthan. Bhangarh is a ruined town between Jaipur and Alwar. Bhangarh Fort is a major tourist attraction and is said to be one of the most haunted historical places in the world. Many myths are related with this haunted fort.
The Bhangarh Fort was established in 1573 by king Bhagwant Das. He had two sons, elder son was Maan Singh, the famous General of Mughal Emperor Akbar and the younger son was Madho Singh. Bhagwant Das developed Bhangarh as the residence of his younger son Madho Singh who lived and ruled Bhangarh his whole life. Madho Singh named the town after his grandfather Bhan Singh so the city is now recognized as “Bhangarh”.
Bhangarh Fort might be famed for its haunted and mysterious presence but it can be visited as a place that is beautiful and pleasant. People say, Bhangarh Fort is not for the faint hearted people. It is rated as the most haunted place in India. India also has some other haunted places, in fact if you ever thought that India was a country of several Gods and Goddess then you can be in for a surprise that India has a dark and spooky side as well. Those people who like to visit haunted places should definitely visit Bhangarh Fort once, because it has its own status of being one of the most haunted places of India.
There is a belief about Bhangarh that the place is haunted and no one can dare to go there after sunset or before sunrise. Several ghost stories are behind the mysteries of the Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan. Out of the numerous ghost stories about Bhangarh Fort one that is most prevalent is that the Bhangarh city was built by king Madho Singh. For this city, the Emperor got approval by ascetic, Guru Balunath who mediated at this place. The approval was given on the condition that the shadow of the emperor’s palace would never touch him at his prohibited retreat. And if the shadow gets touched over his place, the city would turn into ruin. The king started fort construction with his wealth and strength. The Bhangarh Fort was constructed with several stories and finally shadowed the prohibited retreat of Guru Balunath. As per the psychic power of saint, the entire town was destroyed and ever since any construction around the crushed area collapse. The Samadhi of Guru Balunath is still there where he was buried.
One other myth is also famous about the Bhangarh Fort. It is as follows:
Ratnawati was the princess of Bhangarh and was famed for her stately beauty all over her kingdom and the neighboring states. By the time the princess turned 18 years, she started getting marriage request from different states. There was a tantrik called Singhia, who was completely fallen by her beauty, but he knew that his match with the princess is impossible. But the tantrik under the spell of glorious beauty of princess, he decided to trap the princess with his magical powers (kala jadu). One day Singhia saw the princess’s maid in the market. So he thought, he’ll marry the princess by using black magic on the oil that the maid was purchasing so that when the princess touches the oil she would surrender herself to the magician. However, the princess saw the Singhia Tantrik’s trick that he was enchanting the oil. So the princess poured the oil on to the ground. The oil on the ground turned into a rock and rolled towards the singhia and killed him. Before dying, he cursed the Bhangarh city to death and said there will be no rebirths. After this incident, the curse showed its results in the battle between Bhangarh and Ajabgarh, where princess Ratanawati was killed. However, some local stories tell that the princess has taken rebirth somewhere else and Bhangarh Fort is still waiting for her return and would end the curse. According to the locals, Bhangarh Fort is the dwelling of ghosts and that is why entry is prohibited for tourists or visitors in the fort after sunset and before sunrise.
According to the locals, no one is allowed to hangout in the Bhangarh Fort premises afer sunset. Therefore, tight restrictions have been imposed at Bhangarh Fort…..”you have to leave the fort at the given time (6pm) before dusk. The fort’s main entrance is locked and Government has placed a notice board which reads “visiting the fort before sunrise and after sunset is strictly prohibited and if rules are violated, legal action would be taken”. Locals say that, the spirits roam in the fort at night. People often hear strange noises (screaming, crying voice of women, bangles sound in the room) and they reported many weird scary incidents like someone talking and a special smell is felt. People have seen ghostly shadow, strange lights, unusual sound of music and dance coming from Bhangarh Fort. It is said that whoever entered in the fort after sunset and stayed there for a night will not return from the fort.
Haunted Stories shared by visitors:
Story of Masoom Bhargav- I am from Alwar and Bhangarh is the municipality of Alwar district. Since childhood I have heard various stories about Bhangarh Fort but I would like to share one of them. This story was told by my father. We went there when I was 9 yrs old so I don’t remember much but according to my father when our family was walking near the fort of Bhangarh, we saw a man who was talking to himself. Being a child, I wanted to ask him who he was talking to but my father resisted. While coming back we saw that man again. He was walking by my side. He was telling the real story behind Bhangarh. My father tried to get rid of him as some local people warned us but he was desperate to tell us the story. He was old so he was wlking slow. My father carried me and tried to walk fast to get rid of him. My father’s plan worked and we were far ahead but the strangest thing that happened was when we looked back to see whether he was following or not, he disappeared. You must be thinking that I am joking but the people behind us said that there was nobody following us.
It really happened with me and my friends in Bhangarh at night. After 12 my friends and I decided to go to Bhangarh Fort and stay inside the fort in night. I am from Jaipur. So around 7pm we reached there and around 8:30pm we were in the fort and seriously the location, atmosphere, air everything was very scary, around 12:30am we decided to leave the fort. That time we were around 20-21 people (friends and some other villagers) so just after main gate all my friends and those people heard the female voice frome fort, but me and my two friends didn’t hear that sound. So we all start running, after some distance we stopped and discussing it then suddenly a wall like thing fell in front of us so we again started running then finally we crossed final gate. So guys there is something wrong in this fort.
story is taken from a blog..