Shirdi: The famous Shirdi Saibaba
shrine in Maharashtra`s Ahmednagar district has received 36 kg
of gold and Rs 401 crore in cash towards donations in year
2011, a top official said on Wednesday.
The offerings are at least 20 percent higher compared
to year 2010, he said.
"The Trust received 36 kg of gold which is almost
fifteen percent more than 31 kg it had received in 2010.
Similarly, 440 kg of silver was offered to the shrine in the
year gone by compared to 320 kg of silver in 2010," Shirdi
Saibaba Trust Executive Officer Kishore More said.
Even the cash registers of the shrine, which is termed
as the second richest in terms of income, are ringing with
receipt of Rs 401 crore towards donation in year 2011, which
is 20 percent more compared to Rs 322 crore it had received in
2010, he said.
Even the donations in terms of foreign currency have
also risen to Rs 6.28 crore as against Rs 5.43 crore in 2010,