All the temples of the Bhaun are fast crumbling into pieces. Two temples in Chaddran Mohallah are in dilapidated condition. In one of the temples, Kashmiri immigrants are living. They have damaged the temple by defacing some of the figures depicted on the walls, while its western wall has caved in. A nearby temple is being used as a store where household belongings are kept. A furlong or so from these temples is the temple of Madho Sain Kalan, which is fast coming apart. Ironically, the temple has been turned into a cattle pen.
As soon as one enters the temple, he/she will find cows, buffaloes and goats on its courtyard. One also finds heaps of haystacks stored for the livestock. People have taken away the ornately carved door of the temple.
Apart from the temple of Madho Sain Kalan, two temples are located in Madho Wali Ban (Talaab). These were damaged after the Babri Mosque incident. Traces of the paintings can still be found on both temples. In addition to these, there are more than four temples in and around Bhaun.
The authorities concerned should make concerted efforts to save these fabulous pieces of architecture from further decay. They should immediately restore these temples and Havelis’ past glory.
If the authorities concerned are sincere and committed, they can make this place a stopover for tourists heading towards Kallar Kahar and Ketas. By turning this place into a tourist sojourn, the socio-economic conditions of the people will improve dramatically.Tourism has attained the status of an industry abroad, and countries chalk out strategies for its promotion. In the case of some countries, their economies depend on tourism. But, unfortunately, it is the most neglected sector in our country.