Beltangady: On May 23 in the evening of Gadaikalli, a favorite place of pilgrims, a fire was reported.
In the evening there was rain with thunder across the taluk and lightning struck a part of Gadaikall. Due to this, a fire broke out and burned. Shyam Sundar, social worker of Nada village, said that the fire was extinguished due to heavy rains. Last year too, lightning struck the same part and a small part of the stone was broken. Then there was a loud noise and anxiety among the citizens. But Shyamsunder said that he had never heard such a sound. When the fire was struck by lightning, the locals took a video of it on their mobile phones and posted it on social media.