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162 diamonds found in Tirupati hundi

World’s richest temple became richer after an unidentified devotee made an offering of 162 diamonds to Lord Venkateshwara.

Updated: Nov 24, 2011, 09:26 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Tirupati: World’s richest temple became richer after an unidentified devotee made an offering of 162 diamonds to Lord Venkateshwara.

The diamonds, methodically packed in a velvet bag, were found in a ‘hundi’ (donation box) in the temple.

As per reports, the diamonds are worth a little over Rs one crore. Interestingly, certificate of genuineness was also found along with the diamonds.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is widely recognised as the richest temple body in the world with annual earnings being to the tune of Rs 700 crore.