On his arrival the Raja was imprisoned and Mandi town was occupied.
Balbir's imprisonment was followed by the capture of the Kamlah fortress and the Raja was
sent as a prisoner to Amritsar and confined in the fort of Gobindgarh. Kulu was next
One Goshaon, a clever Minister of Raja
Balbir Sen, left the State in the disguise of a domestic servant and went to Lahore. He
managed to gain the confidence of the rulers and had himself sent to Gobindgarh fort to
work for the prisoner. The clever Minister who gave out that Raja Balbir Sen had great
spiritual powers (Sidh Purush) and could cure incurable diseases hatched a plot by his
Some cases came to him and got cured by a
touch of the Jhanda Sahib (flag post of the Gurudwara by the site of the fort). Maharaja
Sher Singh who had become the ruler of Lahore heard of this and when there was a very
heavy rain and floods, Raja Balbir Sen was brought to stop the rains and flood. It is said
that Raja Balbir Sen prayed and prayed to the goddess Shyama Kali and took a vow that if
the calamity was ended and he was released he would decorate the interior of the deity's
temple with gold leaf.