Kudhara - The Ghost Village
The Story Of Kuldhara
According to legend, Kuldhara was a thriving village inhabited by the Paliwal Brahmins, a community of highly respected and affluent people. The village was known for its prosperity and the Paliwal Brahmins were known for their honesty, hard work, and contribution to the society.
One day, the Salim Singh, the Diwan (prime minister) of Jaisalmer, set his sights on the village of Kuldhara and became determined to take over the village and its resources. He began to harass the villagers and demanded that they hand over their land and wealth to him.
The Paliwal Brahmins, unwilling to give in to Salim Singh’s demands, decided to abandon the village and flee rather than succumb to his corrupt and greedy ways. They left behind all their possessions, including their homes and possessions, and vanished overnight, leaving no trace of where they had gone.
Since then, the village of Kuldhara has remained abandoned and is said to be cursed. It is believed that the Paliwal Brahmins placed a curse on the village before they left, stating that no one would be able to inhabit the village or find prosperity there.
Many people have tried to resettle in Kuldhara over the years, but all have failed. Some claim to have experienced strange and unexplained events, leading them to believe that the curse is real.
To this day, Kuldhara remains abandoned and is a popular tourist destination for those seeking to learn more about the legend of the cursed village.
About - Kuldhara
According to local folklore, Kuldhara was once a thriving village inhabited by a community of Paliwal Brahmins. The village was known for its prosperity and the Paliwal Brahmins were respected for their intelligence and business acumen. However, one day, the village was suddenly and mysteriously abandoned, and it has remained uninhabited ever since.
There are several theories about why the village was abandoned. Some say that the villagers were forced to leave due to drought or famine. Others believe that the village was cursed by a powerful ghost or demon. The most popular theory, however, is that the villagers left to protect a secret that they had guarded for generations.
According to this theory, the village was home to a hidden treasure that was protected by a powerful curse. When a greedy official tried to extort the villagers for the treasure, they decided to leave the village rather than give in to his demands. As they left, they placed a curse on the village, saying that it would remain uninhabited forever.
Today, Kuldhara is a popular tourist destination for those interested in ghost stories and the supernatural. Visitors can explore the abandoned streets and buildings of the village, and imagine what life must have been like for the Paliwal Brahmins who once called it home. Despite its reputation as a cursed village, Kuldhara is a beautiful and peaceful place, and it is a must-see for anyone visiting the Jaisalmer district.