(Day 2 pics) Unnao gold digging or a Holly flick?

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Unnao (UP), Oct 19: And the countdown for the 45 day long digging for Gold moves on to its second day.

12:00 pm: The Gold rush has a Hollywood flavour to it. Akin to the flick 'Mackenna's Gold', seer Shubhan Sarkar marked the area of the buried treasure by studying the shadow cast by the Shiva temple at various points of time in the day. The digging is being done after earmarking the area with dots.

11:00 am: Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam and a pioneer in science backed the digging, justifying that science does not allow any guesses and is supported by logic. He said that the excavation work must be having some logical conclusion.

10:30 am: Even as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) digs for gold for the second day at UP's UNnao village, the seer Shobhan Sarkar claimed to have dreamt of a bigger treasure of 2500 tonnes of Gold buried in Adampur village of Fatehpur district. He, in fact wrote to the Fatehpur DM about his dream.

Meanwhile, the crowd surrounding the 19th century old temple is watching the ASI at work with bated breath. The media and the government officials all are hopeful about the findings.

In Unnao

Local priests performing 'puja' at Raja Rao Rambux fort before ASI started excavation in search of hidden gold treasure in Unnao on Friday.

The beginning

People gather at Raja Rao Ram Bux fort where ASI began excavation work on Friday in Unnao to trace hidden treasure of gold.

Ray of hope?

People at a Panchayat Bhavan near Raja Rao Ram Bux fort where ASI began excavation work on Friday in Unnao to trace hidden treasure of gold.

Measuring meters

Preparations underway at Raja Rao Ram Bux fort in Unnao district on Thursday for the excavation work by the ASI to trace hidden treasure of gold.

The temple

Raja Rao Ram Bux fort in Unnao district, where ASI will start excavation work from October 18 to trace hidden treasure of gold.

Outside the temple

And the countdown for the 45 day long digging for Gold moves on to its second day. 12:00 pm: The Gold rush has a Hollywood flavour to it. Akin to the flick 'Mackenna's Gold', seer Shubhan Sarkar marked the area of the buried treasure by studying the shadow cast by the Shiva temple at various points of time in the day.

Eager spectators

Eager spectators look for traces of the excavation.

The beauty

Spectators crowd the temple premises to have a look at the excavation process.

On their way to the treasure trove

Going toward the temple, people are hopeful that the finding would help them lead a better life.

Lets catch up

Villagers want to be updated about everything that's happening in the temple premises.

Starting work

Officials inspect the area before digging.

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