|Timangarh historical fort. karauli.rajasthan.gov.in|
|Timangarh historical fort hindi.nativeplanet.com|
As for the curse of Natini, the story goes like this: The ruler of this place had a row with a local trapeze artiste, Natini and had challenged her to tight walk over a long rope stretching two km near the entrance and he would give her half of his kingdom if she successfully accomplished this feat. Natini, being a talented artist had neither hesitation nor reservation about the deal. She got down into business and successfully completed the first course from one side to the other. She had to complete the return course by walking on the rope to the starting point. In the mean time the wives (Ranis) of the ruler came to know about the challenge and were concerned about retention of the kingdom and were furious about the ruler's foolish deal. Having no other solutions on hand, they had the tight rope cut midway when Natini was walking over it. It was done at their instigation and consequently Natini fell on the ground hard and died. Before her death, she placed a curse on the king and his progeny that the impressive fort would fall into ruins and lose its regal status.
According to a Brhamin priest living in the neighborhood, whose forefathers were priests centuries ago during the king's reign, the fort was a massive one and because of Natini Curse, the fort after her death, became crumbled and whoever lived there became stone. Many valuable idols and treasures were stolen and sold worldwide from this fort in the past. The nearby city is Hindaun.