Read the story, and scroll down for more pictures of the ghostly Bhangarh.
As you all might know, and as mentioned by me recently on my post on Indian Myna [मैना], I went to Bhangarh, was on a tour of Rajasthan. The tour was conducted by Bharat of UnseenRajasthan.com, and it was more than satisfactory. We went to many places named Bhangarh, Chand Bawdi of Abhaneri, Bawdi of Bhandarej, Khatu Shyamji, Salasar Balaji, Jaisalmer and Jaipur. He has Real Unseen Places in Rajasthan. I'm publishing this post on Bhangarh, refreshing the memories from there. Do visit UnseenRajasthan.com, and plan your trip with him. I made a custom package, but I see that Bhangarh is available in his Rajasthan Imperial Tour. Check with him.
Come-on-in with me into the mystery of Bhangarh!
Bhangarh has a story of black magic! It is said that this city was destroyed completely in just 1 night!! As detailed by Bharat… The king of Bhangarh had a deep crush on the princess of Ajabgarh, but the princess had no feeling for him. He was getting mad at this, and one day decided to get her at any cost. He ordered his tantrik [black magician] to do something. The tantrik prepared a magical oil that on applying would fly the person to the tantrik. The king managed to deliver the oil to the princess. The princess was no fool, and knew black magic too. She understood the game immediately, and applied the oil on a large stone. The stone flew and fell on the tantrik, and crushed him. A war was called from both the sides, and both — Bhangarh and Ajabgarh were destroyed overnight.
There are a couple of similar stories for this place, but all mention that Bhangarh was destroyed overnight, and the spirits of the killed still exist there. It is believed that at night, the bangle markets of the destroyed city are crowded by the spirits. The government has restricted the entrance in the boundary of Bhangard before sunrise and after sunset.
Bhangarh - Notice by the Government That Reads…
Government of India
Indian Archeological Survey, Bhangarh
Important Instruction: (1) Entry inside Bhangarh boundry before sunrise and after sunset is prohibited.
(2) Getting livestock inside Bhangarh boundry is illegal, offenders will be prosecuted.
(3) The Kevda trees inside Bhangarh's boundry are the property of Indian Archeological Survey Department (Government of India). It is not allowed to spoil the Kevda trees in any way.
Note:- Offending the above mentioned orders will result in legal action.
"Officer Archeological Knowledge"