The Beas-Sutlaj Link authorities in the
course of the execution of the Project had decided to acquire the Baglamukhi temple and
the village of Bhakli in Mandi as the area had to be submerged in the Pandoh reservoir.
The temple has a legend behind it and was not very old either. Mandi Raj had conferred
some Jaigir (rent-free grant of land) for the maintenance of the temple and the regular
pujah of Baglamukhi deity.
After the formalities had been observed of
serving notices etc., the Acquisition Cell of the Project consisting of a gazetted
Sub-Divisional officer and his staff visited the area and wanted to assess the valuation
of the property for payment of compensation.
Author - P.C.Roy Choudhury