Tirupati temple nets record Rs 6.28 cr cash offerings

By PTI Published on Jul 27, 2018 11:48 AM IST

Tirupati: A record of Rs 6.28 crore single-day cash collection was netted in the 'hundi' (offering box) of the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara on July 26, an official said.

This is claimed to be the highest cash collection ever made on a single day in the 2000-year-old cash-rich hill temple's history, the official said.

The previous highest net was Rs 5.73 crore made in April 1, 2012, on the auspicious occasion of 'Rama Navami,' he told PTI.

Thousands of devotees throng the hill temple throughout the year. Normally, on a daily basis, nets between Rs 2.5 crore to 3.5 crores is received, he said.

The record collection today indicated a huge offering could have been made by one or two unknown devotees, the official added.