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Five Sentence Fiction – Ruins

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Taj Mahal was built for love and Bhangarh was ruined for love.

Bhangarh, a place between Jaipur and Alwar in Rajasthan state of India, built in the 17th century by raja Madho Singh, younger brother of Man Singh, a general of Emperor Akbar’s army, is today famous for its ruins where nobody dares to go after dark, as it is said if one goes it will not return back.

As per the legend goes a tantric smitten by the beauty of  princess Ratnawati, tried to win her love ,added  a love potion in her bowl of oil but the angry princess who has seen him mixing something in the bowl threw the it at a wall which collapsed on the tantric and buried him.

Before dying he cursed the kingdom of Bhangarh that the city would be wiped overnight and would never be inhabited again, except for the temples.

Shortly after his death the city was sacked and destroyed in the Bhangarh-Ajabgarh wars.


About Indira

I knew all along that life is about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now I have discovered that life is also about sharing thought, encouraging others and getting encouraged. So here I am with my blogs about life, friendship, love, and whatever life has taught me.

8 responses »

  1. Interesting story Indira Ma…


  2. That’s quite a story… a spin in history. thanks for sharing Indira


  3. A bit of interestig history in the five sentences story.


    • This is only one of the stories that goes around. Thanks for the visit and comment.

      On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Indira's Blog wrote:



  4. Its wonderful how tales are spun to conjoin events and in time, take on a life of its own.

    Thank you, Indira, for sharing this story,



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