16th Century Reaghunetha |not food|

I feel as if I am in the middle of nowhere in Bhangarh, but locals would say they live in the centre of somewhere. Its not important because this temple is off the beat and track and was a nice find as we drove to a local village. To give it some context, the Mughal connection is attributed to the relationship of Sawai Madho Singh, the ruler of Bhangarh in 16th Century with Raja Mansingh I, who was a general in Akbar’s army, these two chieftains were brothers.

Their father Bhagwant Singh was the ruler of Amber and this Mughal association is believed to be continued till the death of Aurangjeb, commonly considered the last of the great Mughal emperors. When the Mughal empire weakened, Bhangarh was attacked by Jaishingh II in 1720, and later a famine broke out in 1783, which forced the inhabitants to abandon the city. Nowadays it belongs to the villagers and is used a a place for prayer – amazing architecture and similar to Angkor Wat.

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