Photo gallery: Idol of Goddess in Vizag Temple decorated with gold and currency notes worth Rs 4.5 crore

Zee Media Bureau | Oct 17, 2018, 13:49 PM IST
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This is indeed a sight to behold! 

The idol of Goddess Sri Kanyaka Parameshwari in a 140 year-old temple inVishakhapatnam (Vizag) has been decorated with gold jewellery and currency notes worth Rs 4.5 crores. The contributions have come from over 200 devotees, reports suggest.

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The temple is maintained by a group of local businessmen who start collecting currency notes before Navratri commences.

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The deity is decorated with these currency notes and returned to those who had contributed it for the purpose of Navratri decoration. 

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This is an annual ritual performed by the Temple authority.

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This year, the estimated sum of the currency notes is Rs 4 Crores. Thousands throng the temple to take darshan of the Goddess during the auspicious days of Navratri.

 

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The deity is depicted as the Dhanalakshmi avatar of Goddess Lakshmi.

 

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