Record break in Mahakal temple, donation of 12 crores in 9 months

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ANKUR DWIVEDI | Published On: Jan 12, 2018 04:23 PM IST |   220

Ujjain: The Mahakal temple committee has presented the details of the donations received after the note ban. Seeing the statistics, the Mahakal temple has broken its record of donations. The effect of note ban was not seen anywhere in the Mahakal temple. In fact, income has fallen after note ban in the temples of Tirupati Balaji and Shirdi, whereas donations in the Mahakal temple have increased sharply. These donations are being said to be more than Rs 11 crore 96 lakhs in the last 9 months.

Despite the note ban imposed in the country, there was no shortage of donations for Mahakal Jyotirlinga. The temple has received donations of 11 crore 96 lakhs in nine months. Thousands of devotees visit every day in the Darbar of Mahakal and make cash donation with reverence. Apart from this, donations also come from checks and online payments in the temple. According to information shared by Mahakalak Samiti, from April 1 to December 31, 2017, a total of 11 crore 96 lakh 78 thousand 397 rupees were donated in the temple in nine months. It also includes 3 million 92 lakhs donated by NHDC recently.

Mahakal temple not affected by note ban

After getting these figures, the temple officials have admitted that there was no dearth of cash in the Mahakal temple even after the note ban. But recently when the donation was accounted for, it became clear that there was a considerable increase in the amount of donation, when compared to figures of earlier or last few years before the note ban.

How much donation came, how to increase

- From April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, donation received by check and online process is 7 crore 30 lakh 30 thousand 82

- From 1st April 2015 till 31st March 16th, 8.77 million 34 thousand 973

- From 1 April 2016 to 31 March 17 13 million 39 lakh 15 thousand 223 rupees

- From April 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, a sum of 11 crore 96 lakh 78 thousand 397 was donated in nine months. 

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