Nirmal: The historic Sri Gnana Saraswathi Devasthanam (SGSD) of Basar registered an income of Rs 46.03lakh in the form of offerings by devotees over 49 days. The counting of hundis was held on Tuesday.
The in-charge Executive Officer of the temple Somayya said that the abode of the goddess of learning saw the revenue of Rs 46,03,500 including 50 grams of mixed gold ornaments, 1.750 kg of mixed silver and 15 foreign currency notes as well from February 9 to March 30. The shrine had registered Rs 71.44 lakh between November 2 and February 8.
The temple’s governing committee chairman Sharath Pathak, AEO Sudharshan Goud and In-charge supervisor Sanjeev Rao were present. Members of the Rajanna-Sircilla Shivashakti organisation and devotees took part in the counting.
SGSD is the only temple that houses the goddess Saraswathi in southern India. Parents throng this shrine for performing Aksharabhayasam, a customary ritual for initiating children into education and the world of alphabets. It is believed that sage Vyas had worshipped goddess Saraswathi during the times of Mahabharatha by staying on the banks of Godavari.
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