Basar temple records Rs 33 lakh income over a period of 119 days

The counting of hundis was held on the temple premises on Tuesday

By   |  Published: 3rd Nov 2020  6:58 pm
Volunteers of a voluntary organisation take part in counting of hundis held on the premises of Sri Gnana Saraswathi Devasthanam in Basar on Tuesday.

Nirmal: The famed Sri Gnana Saraswathi Devasthanam (SGSD) of Basar recorded an income of Rs 33.83 lakh in the form of offerings by devotees over a period of 119 days. The counting of hundis was held on the temple premises on Tuesday.

Executive Officer of the temple Vinod Reddy said the abode of goddess of learning saw revenue of Rs 33,83,048 including 55 grams of mixed gold ornaments, 1.110 kg of mixed silver and four foreign currency notes as well from July 24 to November 2.

The temple’s governing committee chairman Sharath Pathak, AEO Sudharshan Goud and In-charge supervisor Sanjeev Rao were also present.

The temple recorded income of Rs 51.56 lakh including 80 grams of mixed gold ornaments and 2 kg of mixed silver and 24 foreign currency notes as well from February 5 to July 7.  It had earned revenue of Rs 52.55 lakh through offerings by devotees for December 15 last to February 3.

SGSD is the only temple of goddess Saraswathi in south India. Parents throng this shrine to perform Aksharabhayasam, a customary ritual initiating children into education and world of alphabets. It is believed that sage Vyas had worshipped goddess Saraswathi during the times of Mahabharatha staying on the banks of Godavari.


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