Tirupati temple hundi nets Rs 4.75 crore post demonetisation

Updated on Mar 28, 2017 11:52 PM IST

The collection surprised the temple staff when they emptied the seven-foot-high hundi for counting as a single offering of over Rs 1 crore was found in a bag along with other cash and precious kind offerings, the sources said.

In April 2012, on the auspicious ‘Sri Rama Navami’ day, the hundi had received the biggest single day cash offerings of Rs 5.73 crore.(HT File Photo)
In April 2012, on the auspicious ‘Sri Rama Navami’ day, the hundi had received the biggest single day cash offerings of Rs 5.73 crore.(HT File Photo)
Tirupati | ByPTI

The offering box at the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara here on Tuesday netted cash offerings to the tune of Rs 4.75 crore in new notes, the highest single day collections post demonetisation.

“Since the announcement of demonetisation scheme, everyday the hundi (offering box) had collected between Rs 2.5 and Rs 3 crore, besides offerings in gold and silver, from thousands of devotees across the country, who are undeterred by demonetisation,” temple sources told PTI.

The collection surprised the temple staff when they emptied the seven-foot-high hundi for counting as a single offering of over Rs 1 crore was found in a bag along with other cash and precious kind offerings, the sources said.

In April 2012, on the auspicious ‘Sri Rama Navami’ day, the hundi had received the biggest single day cash offerings of Rs 5.73 crore and it was the highest collection ever in the hill shrine’s history, besides other precious offerings, they added.

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