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SHIRDI SHRINE GETS Rs.3 CRORES IN 3 DAYS`GURUPURNIMA`2010

SHIRDI SHRINE GETS Rs.3 CRORES IN 3 DAYS`GURUPURNIMA`2010

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Published by: Deepa H on Jul 30, 2010
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Shirdi:
During the 3 day Hindufestival of 'Guru Purnima', a day of honouring teachers and mentors,the famed shrine to Hindu saint SaiBaba at Shirdi collected more thanRs 30 million as donation.According to Shri Eknath Goenkar,Trustee Member of Shri SaibabaSansthan Trust,the Sansthan received donations of more than Rs.3 crores (30 million)in just 3 days,
 
mainly because of the fact thatmore than 5 lakh devotee's flockedto Shirdi for Baba's darshan onGurupurnima.
The Donation received by theorganization includes Cash,Gold and Silver and otheritems.
“In the Cash box here, we have
got Rs.1,92,35000 ($412,648.15) in Rupees & Foreign Currency.Beside that we have got 277gram of Gold and 2818 gram of Silver.And from the Cash receipts, we
 
have got the amount of Rs.1,20,55000 ($ 258,542.78)
as donation,” said Goenkar.
 The Cash donation was so muchthat the Sansthan had to use Note& Coins Counting Machines, apartfrom a 100 of its employees.Mumbai-based devotee Shri RajeshShetty offered a pure Gold & Diamond studded Wall Clockcosting Rs.11.50 lakhs.This clock can been seen shinningon the Wall of the Temple'sSanctum Sanatorium.It has the word "SAI" embossed on

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