The total revenue collection of the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala for the 2016-17 festival season stood at Rs 243.69 crore, Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran said in the Keraka assembly on Thursday.
Hundi collection alone comes to around Rs.89.70 crore and sale of appam was Rs.17.29 crore, Surendran said in a written reply.
Lakhs of devotees from across the country visit the hill shrine during the festival season between November and January every year.
The minister said the Centre sanctioned Rs 46.14 crore for development of the Guruvayur temple under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive (PRASAD).
Kerala Tourism Infrastructure Ltd, the implementing agency, would execute various works under the scheme, he added.