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Flag Mast Of Gujarat's Dwarkadhish Temple Damaged After Lightning Strike

Flag Mast Of Gujarat's Dwarkadhish Temple Damaged After Lightning Strike

Gujarat is facing heavy monsoon rain since last few days.

A flash of lightning hit the famous Dwarkadhish Temple in Gujarat’s Devbhumi-Dwarka district on Tuesday afternoon damaging the flag mast of the shrine. In the incident, no one was injured or damage caused to the world-famous temple structure. The video of the incident has gone viral on social media with netizens praising God for saving the lives of devotees after lightning struck the temple amid heavy rainfall in the state for the past few days.

According to media reports, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a telephonic conversation with the Devbhumi-Dwarka district administration after the lightning strike. He was informed that the lightning incident at the temple did not cause any damage to the temple structure and no injuries were reported in the incident.

Soon after the incident, social media was flooded with videos of it. The videos and pictures show that the flag atop the temple was torn during the lightning. People praised God for saving the lives of devotees and many termed the incident as a “miracle” as no injury was reported during the lightning incident.

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The Dwarkadhish Temple is believed to be around 2,000 years old. It is also known as Jagat Mandir.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy monsoon rain in the next few days in Gujarat.

In the past 24 hours, around 80 people have been reportedly killed in lightning strikes in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), during the pre-monsoon and monsoon months, thunderstorms accompanied by lightning strikes are the single-largest killers among natural disasters in India.

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first published:July 14, 2021, 18:29 IST