in Daundia Khera in Unnao district, Uttar Pradesh, India, ended on Monday, November 11.
The ASI started the excavation to find gold after a local seer claimed that the Raja had appeared in his dream and told him that 1,000 tonnes of gold lay buried under
the ruins of the fort.
Myths and legends abound in the nondescript hamlet of Daundia Khera in Unnao district, Uttar Pradesh, India, about a hypothetical hoard of gold, buried beneath the
ruins of a 19th century fort - the treasure hidden by a local landlord Raja Rao Ram Baksh Singh, hanged by the British for raising a group of rebels up against them at
the time of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.
In early October, 2013, Sant Shobhan Sarkar, a local seer, active in Unnao district, said that Raja Rao Ram Baksh Singh who lived in the 19th century, appeared in his
dream and pointed to a treasure of 1,000 tonnes of gold buried near the Shiva temple in Daundia Khera.
A sewak of the seer, said that his around 55-years-old guru hailed from a Tewari Brahmin family and that he "is class 12 pass." When asked about the deity the seer
worships, another sewak retorted: "He's a living god. Why would he worship others?"
This revealation by the seer sparked an interest and hope among the gullible villagers.
On September 22, and October 7, Dr. Charan Das Mahant, the lone Congress Member of Parliament representing the Korba Lok Sabha constituency from
Chhattisgarh. and Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing, had visited Shobhan Sarkar's ashram. The seer, apparently concerned ab...
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...57 mutiny. She said:
"We have a report from GSI saying that there is an alloy in this area. Alloy can be anything. I cannot say whether it is gold, silver or steel,.. There can be guns or idols.
We are trying to locate the weapons used by Indians in the mutiny which we don't have any in our museum or stores. We are trying to find something which is connected to the mutiny and used by the Indians."
Earlier, when asked about Shobhan Sarkar's dream, an ASI official said, "We have not come here for gold. We are archaeologists who have a scientific way of working... I cannot say anything about any metal. For us even a broken earthen pot of that time holds equal importance."
Now that is what the archaelogists have found. Their wish became a reality.
The ASI team found only broken bangles, utensils, some bones and pieces of metal, but not a speck of gold.
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