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This temple trust got Rs 3.8 crores in cash donation on Gurupurnima

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Pune, Aug 3: The Saibaba Sansthan trust has received Rs 3.8 crore cash, gold and foreign currency donations from devotees during the three-day 'Gurupurnima Utsav', an official said Monday.

Apart from the Rs 3.8 crores cash, the trust also received 312 gms of gold (ornaments), four kgs of silver (various items) and cash donations in about 50 different foreign currencies from devotees during the three-day event held from July 30 to August 1, Sansthan's chief accountant Dilip Zirke said today.

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Giving a break-up of the Rs 3.8 crores, Zirke said Rs 2.25 crores were counted in cash boxes, Rs 75 lakhs were received at the Sansthan's various donation counters (for which a receipt is issued) and Rs 8.54 lakhs were donated by devotees online.

The value of foreign currencies received in cash boxes will be calculated later, he said.

During the Gurupurnima, the trust distributed free prasad (holy food) of 'laddoos' to 2.27 lakh devotees while 1.92 lakh devotees availed free meal, Sansthan's executive officer Rajendra Jadhav said adding that they also sold 93,000 'laddu' packets and 38,000 breakfast packets during the three-day festival.


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