Mumbai, Sep 6(ANI): After the conclusion of the 10-day Ganesha Chaturthi festival organisers of a popular Puja pandal in Mumbai, claimed to have received offering donations of around Rs 37 million.
Thirty staffers from two banks - Bank of Maharashtra and Mahanagar Bank- counted the money and other offerings made to Mumbai's famous Lalbag ka Raja.embers of the organizing committee of the 'Lalbag Ka Raja' which had erected 23-feet Lord Ganesha idol this year, said that the money counting process was still on and till Saturday they had collected Rs 36.96 million.
"For the first time this year we started counting the money collection during the on going festival itself. After the concluding day of the festival we have collected around Rs 36.96 million," said Sanjay Ghadekar, Treasurer of the 'Lalbag Ka Raja' festival committee.
Ghadekar further said that they have also received a lot of foreign currencies this year from devotees belonging to various countries.
"Along with Indian currency we collected some foreign currencies as well. These currencies are from countries like United Kingdom, Singapore, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates," Ghadekar added.
The festival began on August 23, and at the end of the 10-day long festival, the idol of Lord Ganesha was taken out in a grand procession and immersed in the sea. (ANI)