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Writing 101, Day 18- A map as your muse

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Map of Rjasthan. Rout map fro Jaipur to Bhangarh

A Passage through ruined Dwellings

Bhangarh is a deserted town with some 10000 dwellings established in 1613 by Madho Singh, younger brother of great Mughalgeneral, Man Singh of Amber. Bhangarh was abandoned soon after being built and supposedly after it was cursed by a magician.Bhangarh fort offers an intact view of the medieval past. Apparently, the Bhangarh town had been desolated by an old mughalinvasion, and is just reverting back to being habited again.

ASI Sign Board at Bhangarh

(Bhangarh ghosts: Myths, Curse, Devastation and horror stories:
Madho Singh built the town of Bhangarh with the approval of an ascetic Baba Balanath, who meditated there, though BabaBalanath predicted “look my dear chap! The moment the shadow of your palace touches me you are undone. The city shall be no more!” In ignorance Ajab Singh, the grandson of Madho Singh raised the palace to such a height that the shadow reached the forbidden place. Hence the devastation of entire town of Bhangarh happened.)

Ruins ( previousely published in Five Sentence Fiction)

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.

14 responses »

  1. What a wonderful mystical tale of passion. I really enjoyed your journey across the map.

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  3. Fun Simplicity

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂 I didn’t know such place existed. Great story! 🙂

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  4. What a tragic tale, Indira.

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