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Maleficent Stories of Royal State Rajasthan

The state is declared royal as this land of kinds holds the focus of people by its multi-culture attraction and famous hospitality offered in their splendid style. You will never hear a person who has visited this royal state not mentioning some adventurous and fantasy stories about Rajasthan. Here we are revealing some magnificent places of Rajasthan holding influential tales behind them.

  1. Bhangarh Fort – The Unprecedented Story

The city was originally established in 1631 by Madho Singh, the son of great Mughal general, Man Singh of Amber. It is said that King Madho Singh built this city by taking orders from Guru Balu Nath, who did penance here. But Guru Bulu Nath had allowed the city to be built on the condition that the shadow of the palace should not fall on them.

If that happened, the city would turn into ruins. Construction of the fort of Bhangarh was completed. But unfortunately, there was a shadow of the palace on Guru Bulu Nath, due to 

which the Guru became angry and changed his curse to Bhangarh ruins. Interestingly, the tomb of Guru Balu Nath can also be found from the ruins.

2. Rana Kumbha Palace: Reminiscent of the Regal Rajputana Legacy

Rana Kumbha palace has many stories to tell, some reach you through our blog and some reach you through the feel of these walls.

You have also heard about the lionhearted nursemaid Panna Dhai who sacrificed her own son and saved the life of the fourth son of Rana Sanga, The Udai Singh (Maharana Udai Singh, Founder of Udaipur city). 

This place is famous as the home of a devout follower of Lord Krishna – Meera Bai who was the foremost exponents of the Prema Bhakti (Divine Love) and an inspired poetess.

This palace is considered as the scariest place after the Maharani Padmavati performed Jouhar with 700 other women in order to save their empire. As this fort is a famous tourist place & many people don’t realize it may be haunted so visitors stay at night and they have seen paranormal activities happening inside the fort.

Mostly the loud whimper  & weeping of women are heard as they are seeking help to save their fort. Also, a lady in royal attire roams in the whole fort whose face and hands are scorched, people assume her the Queen of the Fort “ Rani Padmini ”.

3. Jal Mahal – The Water Palace in Jaipur

Jal Mahal with a masterpiece architecture style built up with eye-catchy Indian architecture style and Bengali Cherries at the rooftop corners. On the terrace, there is a beautiful garden with a passage to have a mesmerizing view of Man Sagar Lake. The restoration work done in the palace was found unsatisfactory, then the team examined & redone the restoration with the traditional materials.

The Jal Mahal in Jaipur was constructed by the ruler Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. He built this place because he wanted to stay there while hunting and shooting for ducks. Jal Mahal is at approx 8 km from Jaipur railway station and the lake is spread over 300 acres, although one cannot access the fort but can enjoy the sunset and sunrise views as it is a very good photographic point.

4. Nahargarh Fort- The Prime Focus of the Pink City

Nahargarh fort was built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Earlier the name of the fort was Surdarshangarh which later changed to Nahargarh which stands for ‘Abode of Tigers’. 

Nahargarh Fort was also believed to be spooky because according to history the spirit of prince named Nahar Singh Bhomia revolved about the place which created hurdles in construction of the fort. Later, Jai Singh announced that the place was haunted and to calm his spirit Maharaja Jai Singh built a temple in the premises of the fort and named the fort Nahargarh.The Fort was prolonged in 1868 by Sawai Ram singh.

5. Junagarh Fort: A paradox between medieval military architecture and beautiful interior decoration

This fort is a Rajasthan heritage site in the holy city of Bikaner and it comes under UNESCO’S world heritage site. Right from sitting at the ticket counter, giving a free guide for the fort who is well versed and friendly.

This is a humongous place on the inside. Will easily need over 1.5 hours to cover and you’ll be amazed by the sheer size and the beauty it had to offer.

Then the place is clean and the monuments and the things well preserved and nicely displayed, within the fort there is a Museum display of traditional textiles and royal portraits and a big airplane. You will wish forts and monuments at other places should follow this fort.

The famous film “MANIKARNIKA” shooting was done in this fort. The fort is a true example of modernity that blends away tradition. The rule of this fort was very dynamic in their thinking which results in very modern architecture during that time also. The fort is magisterial in every sense and should be surely visited on your trip to Bikaner. Also, on buying entry tickets you are provided with a guide for every 15-20 group of people as you can’t enter the fort without a guide. 

6. Pushkar Lake: The King of Pilgrimage Sites related to Water Bodies

The mythology of the creator God, The Lord Brahma whose most prominent temple stands on the banks of Pushkar Lake which finds mention in history as early as the 4th century BC. Pushkar Lake has 52 Ghats having varied importance. Parikrama of Pushkar Lake is known to be very sacred amongst Hindu. Hindu pilgrims are coming to accomplish their Tirth Yatra and The Char Dham yatra is considered incomplete without visiting Pushkar so Pushkar Lake is popularly known as Pushkar Raj or Tirth Raj or Tirth Guru (The King of pilgrimage sites related to water bodies).

You can also take part in Maha Aarti of Pushkar Raj in the evening. Whenever in Pushkar, don’t forget to enjoy renowned, legendary famous Rajasthani Dal-Bati-Churma, Aaloo- Pyaz Tikkad at Madan Ji Ka Dhaba situated at Mela Ground, Pushkar, World Famous Rabdi Ke Malpua at Sarveshwar Mishthan Bhandar Opposite to Gau Ghat, Halwai Gali, Pushkar, and Earthen Oven Baked Pizzas at Om Shiva Pizza.

7. Sudhabay – The Miraculous Pool of Rajasthan

According to the Puranas, there is a traditional belief that taking a bath in this Sudhabay Kunda can easily liberate people surrounded by long-standing phantom obstacles, invisible spirits.  Also, by offering pindadan of the ancestors here, there is a virtue equivalent to performing the pind daan in the Bodh Gaya Pilgrimageof Bihar.

In this scientific age there is no phantom barrier, whether or not to consider invisible souls, but about 4 kilometers from Pushkar, near the old Pushkar Pilgrimage.

 There is a place called Sudhabai Kund where bathing brings freedom from ghosts and invisible souls, evil souls start to suffer as soon as it gets into the pool, The victim gets relief easily. Process is does in presence of the priest 

At the time of redressing the phantom barrier, anyone who enters the phantom or other souls on this ghat, shouts loudly along with taking a bath and tells his name, the priest says the mantra after that the soul comes out of the victim’s body. Soul is being released from the body.

Not a haunted place, but definitely worth a visit if you’ve always wanted to witness exorcisms. But be warned, the next spirit to possess a person could be you!

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About Samiksha Dashora

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