Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Receives Rs 5.52 Crore Donations On Guru PoornimaJuly 12, 2017 15:40
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Receives Rs 5.52 Crore Donations On Guru Poornima:- According to an official, during the recent three-day ‘Guru Poornima’ festival, Maharashtra’s Saibaba temple has received donations worth Rs 5.52 crore, an increase of Rs 1.40 crore as compared to previous year.
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rubal Agrawal said about Rs 2.94 crore cash was donated by the devotees, from the country as well as abroad, in the donation boxes kept in the temple premises between July 7 and 10.
Apart from this, the donation counters in the temple received Rs 1.40 crore cash for which receipt were issued. In addition, the temple through online donations, debit cards, cheques and demand drafts also received Rs 52.48 lakh, the CEO said.
The devotees also donated 2.233 grams of gold items and eight kgs of silver ornaments, worth Rs 61.4 lakh, during the three-day festival which concluded on Monday. Also, foreign currency worth Rs 9.30 lakh was donated by the devotees from places like Malaysia, USA, London, Japan, Dubai and Australia.
This year, the total donation worth Rs 5.52 crore, which was nearly Rs 1.40 crore more than that received during the festival in 2016. Over three lakh devotees from different parts of the country and abroad visited the Saibaba temple during the Guru Poornima festival, said Mr. Agrawal.