The hunt started after a disciple of sadhu Sobhan Sarkar claimed that 2,500 tonnes of gold are hidden underground.
The state government has deployed PAC personnel to guard the site. A large number of vandals and sorcerers have dug up more than nine places to bring out the gold. They also badly beat up two of the temple priests while seeking clues about the hidden treasure.
Local vandals caused damage to the temple idols during the frenzied gold hunt
The disciple of Sobhan Sarkar recently asked the district administration to begin the excavation for 2,500 tonnes of gold in Adampur. He said the gold was located very near the surface and could be found with naked eyes.
The 'treasure' belongs to an ex-ruler of Rewa, who reportedly moved the gold to the fort built near the ancient Shiva temple.