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Bhangarh the most haunted fort in India

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

By E Kay

Bhangarh fort. Supposedly the most haunted fort in India. Stories of ghosts and unnatural, supernatural events are numerous about this 17th century built fort in Rajasthan. Browsing through various sites and information about this place, you will get that urge to go visit this site, what with all the spill chilling stories and pictures floating in the media.

It is said that the Bhangarh fort was constructed by Raja Madho Singh, the younger brother of Emperor Akbar’s general, Man Singh.

There are numerous tales related to the construction of the fort and the structures surrounding it. According to one such story, there was a sadhu who lived in the vicinity of the fort and when the king was constructing the fort, he asked the king to not make the fort higher than his house or that there should be no shadows cast by the fort on his house. However on completion of the construction, it was found that was not so. The sadhu cursed the village and so the village remains cursed to this day despite no inhabitants.

Another tale is that a tantrik fell in love with the princess Ratnavati, and tried to use magic to make her fall in love with him. She however came to know of his plans and had him killed. Before dying he cursed the village and the dwellers there.