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Devotees deposit old currency notes in Hundi

Devotees deposit old currency notes in Hundi
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Officials of Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy Temple counted the Hundi of the lord on the sacred shrine Ratnagiri, for the last thirty days The...

Rajamahendravaram: Officials of Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy Temple counted the Hundi of the lord on the sacred shrine Ratnagiri, for the last thirty days. The counting was conducted under closed circuit cameras.

According to temple executive officer Mariestti Jitendra, the total Hundi collection for the last 30 days is Rs 1,15,67,715.

The average income per day through Hundi is Rs 3.85 lakh. Along with currency and coins, 139 gms of gold and 640 gms of silver, 423 American dollars, five United Arab Emirates dinars, two rims of Malasiya and 13 Saudi Arabia riyals were also donated by the devotees.

As many as 11 closed circuit cameras were arranged in Nitya Kalyana mandapam where the Hundi was counted. Many devotees are still offering old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to the Lord. During Hundi counting, 59 old currency notes of Rs 500 denomination and 10 notes of Rs 1,000 denomination were found and they were kept in locker, as Reserve Bank of India was not accepting the notes. The amount was deposited in Indian Bank branch, he told.

Trust Board members Kotta Konda Babu, Singilidevi Satti Raju, Yedla Bhetaludu, Assistant Commissioner Eranki Jagannadham, assistant executive officer YSR Murthi, public relations officer Tula Ramu and others were present.

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