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Cyclone Nivar: How Uppada Beach poured out Gold Beads

Excavations have made gold digging and finding possible. But, can you imagine finding gold after a Cyclone wreaks havoc in an area? Well, the fishermen of Uppada were pleasantly surprised with that too.
 
 Locals from Udappa, a village near the coast, rushed to the beach in East Godavari of Andhra Pradesh, to collect gold last Saturday, which was believed to have washed ashore in the area after the high tide due to Cyclone Nivar.
 
Local fishermen had initially found glittering gold filings along with small beads of the precious metal on the beach. As the news of the gold spread, hundreds of people rushed to Uppada braving the cyclonic rain to test their luck. Some 50 locals got gold worth about Rs 3,500 each.
 
Local legends had it that ancient temples got submerged under the sea over time and eroded, and the ruins of those washed up on shore during high tide after the landfall of Cyclone Nivar. 
 
“It is customary in these parts to bury small gold beads or particles during the foundation laying ceremony for houses and temp