About 80km from jaipur off Jaipur Agra Highway  are the ruins of Bhangarh.The town was  established in 1631 by Madho Singh ji younger brother of Raja Man Singh I who was a general of Emperor Akbar.Some people say that the towns blue prints were used to design Jaipur.

There is Someshwar Temple & Temple of Gopinath Ji.At the entrance of Bhangarh  is a  Temple of Hanuman Ji.The idol is about six feet tall.Every saturday and tuesday a large number of devotees throng the temple to offer their prayers.

According to folk lore the ruins are haunted by  a tantrik’s curse.

The tantrik fell in love with the princess of Bhangarh and cast a spell on a bowl of oil she was to use.The princess sensed the spell and cast one of her own which mortally wounds the tantrik who curses the city before dying.

And the curse comes true when the city fights with Ajabgarh.Nobody survives.The city turns into ruins overnight.Even today nobody stays in the ruins after sunset.Even Archaeologiacl Survey of India’s  office is situated 1 km away.If the locals build a house in the ruined city the roof of the house collapses.Only some temples and a water tank were spared.The ruins have been claimed by the monkeys and the bunyan trees.

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