Annavaram temple gets 1.13 crore income

Rajamahendravaram: The number of devotees thronging to the sacred shrine 'Ratnagiri' popularly known as Annavaram for the darshan of Sri Anantha Lakshmi, Satyavathi Devi Sametha Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy are increasing year by year and the income has also been increasing.

For 26 days during this Ashada masam the earnings of the deity is Rs 1.13 crore. In general, there will be less number of devotees for Ashada and Jyeshta masams to the temple. However, the number of devotees increased this year for the period.

According to temple EO MV Suresh Babu, of the total earnings of Rs 1.13 crore, the amount received through hundis is Rs 1,05,48,989, coins- Rs 7,57,675, with 90gms of gold, 1,200 gms silver, 330 American dollars, 40 Bank of England Pounds, 8 Singapore dollars, 40 Saudi Arabia Authority Rials, 11 Malaysian Rials, 900 Central Bank of Omen Raisam 10 Australia dollars, five Central Bank of Sudan pounds, 20 Canada dollars, 20 United Arab Emirates Central Bank Deenams and 20 Philippines Currency.

The temple management decided to give special treatment to the donors and a special counter also will be arranged adjacent to the office of EO in this regard. The management is giving top priority to provide hassle free darshan to the devotees and also taking care to arrange necessary facilities to them, he said.

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