Bhangurh. State of Ulwur.
Photographer: Impey, Eugene Clutterbuck
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph from an album of 80 albumen prints taken by Eugene Clutterbuck Impey. View of the Jain temple at Bhangarh in Rajasthan. 'This place was formerly the capital of a small principality, and the inhabitants were principally of the Jaina religion. It is now quite deserted, and this is the only one of its temples which remains in a tolerable state of repair.' The town of Bhangarh lies in ruins on the outskirts of the Sariska Tiger Sanctuary amid the Aravalli hills. Legends of sorcery and evil curses attend it and it appears to have been abandoned in a hurry due to reasons which are clothed in mystery. Beautiful temples dot the terrain, a reminder of the prosperous position Bhangarh once held, founded in 1631 by Madho Singh, the younger brother of Akbar's general Man Singh, a Kacchwaha Rajput.