Located at a distance of around 80 kms from the main
city of Alwar, Bhangarh is a mysterious town for its
visitors. Being an excavated town away from the bustling
city life, Bhangarh in Alwar is a favorite destination
for the tourists arriving in the city. The excavated
city of Bhangarh is connected to Alwar via Sariska by
a road where you can savor nature's gift of beautiful
There is no chronological evidences about the history
of the town but it is said that Bhangarh was earlier
a flourishing city. The king of Sindh wanted to avenge
his embarrassment before the queen of Bhangarh. So he
gave up his kingdom and started practicing black magic
and other similar acts in Bhangarh. Later the city was
destroyed in the conflict between the queen of Bhangarh
and the erstwhile king of Sindh. It is believed that
the entire city was destroyed overnight after the king
of Sindh died cursing the city and its people.
Bhangarh in Alwar is associated with a number of myths.
It was believed that black magic prevailed in the entire
area and who so ever went there did not come back. For
this reason, the area was left barren for a long time.
After the area was excavated and the ruins of the ancient
town of Bhangarh emerged, the locals dropped the fear
and started going to the place. Still some people believe
that evil spirits and ghosts inhabit the town.
A number of temples belonging to various deities of
Hindu religion are still located in the excavated town
of Bhangarh in Alwar. The main temples in the area belong
to Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, Dev Narayan Ji, Bhairav
Nath Ji, Someshwar Mahadev and Gopinath temple. Apart
from these temples, the place also has a shrine of a
Muslim saint called Sayeed Ji. The town also has sprawling
gardens for its visitors. Nowadays you can often see
locals arriving to these gardens for a family picnic.
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