The main preist of Kalikamba Temple in Mandya district of Karnataka died while walking in the 'agnigundam' arranged this year. As a practice Basavanna walks on the red hot coal as a practice of temple every year. But, due to improper arrangements he fell in the pit filled with heated coal blocks and was severely injured. The public, who came to witness this, rushed him to the hospital. But, he unfortunately died fighting with life after 6 days.