Kuldhara, A Cursed Ghost Village In Rajasthan

The village of Kuldhara in Rajasthan is popularly known for being a deserted ghost village that was mysteriously abanded in the early nineteenth century. This historical place is said to carry a terrible curse of those forlorn villagers who vanished overnight, after having lived there for over five centuries.

Established in 1291 by the Paliwal Brahmins, who were a very prosperous clan and were known for their business acumen and agricultural knowledge, the village of Kuldhara now lies in its ruins. Legend has it that in a dark night of 1825, all the people of Kuldhara including of nearby 83 villages were abruptly vanished without any sign or warning.

Tales about this mystery include the fact that Salim Singh, the minister of the state at the time, once visited this village and fell in love with the beautiful daughter of Chieftain, wanting to marry her. The minister threatened the villagers by saying that if they try to interrupt this marriage, he would levy huge taxes. The chief of the village along with those of adjoining villages decided for abandoning Kuldhara and migrating elsewhere to protect the girl’s honour. Afterthat, nobody saw them leave nor did anyone figure where they went, they simply vanished. It is said that the villagers also cast a spell on the village as they left, cursing anyone who will try to inhabit the land.

The haunted village of Kuldhara was once checked by The Paranormal Society of New Delhi and most of the stories that people say, were seemed to be true for the curse that roams around. Their detectors and the ghost-box recorded some strange voices that are believed to be of the dead villagers, even revealing their names. There were also scratches on their car and inexplicable footmarks of children on the mud.

Nowadays, the hauntingly beautiful village of Kuldhara is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, recognizing as one of the nation's heritage sites. However, where did all the villagers of Kuldhara relocate to on that mysterious night? ―this question remains unanswered to this day.
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