Over the 11-days period starting before Christmas and ending on New Year day, the famous Saibaba Temple in Maharashtra’s Shirdi has received Rs. 14.54 crore donation, reports an official.
The Saibaba devotees from across the country and abroad has donated Rs. 8.05 crore in the donation boxes and kept in the Saibaba Temple premises between December 22, 2018 and January 1, 2019, reports Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust’s Vice Chairman Chandrashekhar Kadam on Wednesday.
Shirdi’s Saibaba Temple Trust has also received Rs. 6 crores via online donations, credit/ debit cards, demand drafts, cheque and at its donation counters, said Mr. Kadam.
He further continued that Silver and gold items worth Rs. 19 lakh were also donated at the Saibaba Temple in Shirdi.
Besides this, devotees from 19 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and Japan, donated foreign currencies amounted Rs. 30.63 lakh.
Other than these donations, the Saibaba Temple Trust has earned Rs. 3.62 crore via paid passes that were issued to visitors and online darshan facility offered by the temple management, added Mr. Kadam.
Around 9.5 devotees from distinct parts of the country and abroad have visited the Shirdi’s Saibaba Temple, which is located in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, during the 11-days period, said Mr. Kadam.