Shirdi sai gives tough competition for Tirumala Balaji
The Shri Saibaba Samadhi temple has received Rs 3.9 crore compared to 5.76 crores for Tirumala Balaji in the form of cash and gold donations during the Ram Navami festival that was celebrated last week, sources said in Shirdi.
The devotees also donated 696 grams of gold and three kilograms of silver ornaments during the festival. The temple trust also earned a revenue of Rs 60 lakh through the sale of prasadam, sources from Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust added.
Four lakh devotees from different parts of the country, including Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Chalisgaon had poured in large numbers to take part in the festival.
A Delhi-based devotee, who did not reveal his name, donated a crown made of gold worth Rs 15 lakh to Sai baba on that day.