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Kuldhara – The Cursed Village

Kuldhara - The Cursed Village
Kuldhara - The Cursed Village

India is full of mysterious stories and legends and among them one is the village named as Kuldhara – The Cursed Village. Kuldhara is located in the Jaisalamer district of Rajasthan. According to the historians it was established in 13th century and the major tribe that lived there were the Paliwal  Brahmins. Around 19th century something weird happened and ever since for the past 100 years the village is abandoned. Once a prosperous village in 18th century and there were more than 400 households in the village. As per the legend Salim Singh or Zalim Singh, who was the Diwan of the area was a cruel man and he did many atrocities on the villagers.

Kuldhara - The Cursed Village
Kuldhara – The Cursed Village

The villagers were mostly farmers and the rest of them earned their livelihood by making earthen pots. When everything was going good and suddenly by the 19th century most of the wells started to dry up and their was scarcity of water in the place. Due to scarcity of water agriculture was impacted badly and people were starting to leave the place. These are the logical reasons why the village might have been abandoned but as per the legend there were other reasons as well.

Kuldhara - The Cursed Village
Kuldhara – The Cursed Village

As per the legend the village was not abandoned with time or in a few days but it was abandoned overnight. If the Stories have to be believed the the Paliwal community cursed that anyone else would not be able to live in this village. It is said that those who have tried to re occupy the village have experienced paranormal activities. The village still remains abandoned and due to the Ghost stories it has become a tourist spot. On the same site shooting of Agent Vinod the Bollywood movie was done. Villagers accused the movie crew of destroying the heritage site and then the shooting was halted. Kuldhara village is one of India’s most mysterious places and do visit it once to experience the negative energies. Do it at your own risk.

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