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Ayyappa shrine nets Rs.243.69 cr total revenue collection

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The total collection of the Lord temple at Sabarimala for the 2016-17 festival season stood at Rs.243.69 crore, State Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran told the Assembly today.

Hundi collection alone comes to around Rs.89.70 crore and sale of 'appam' was Rs.17.29 crore, Surendran said in a written reply.

Lakhs of devotees from across the country visit the hill shrine during the festival season between November-January every year.

The minister said the Centre has sanctioned Rs.46.14 crore for development of the Guruvayur temple under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive (PRASAD).

Tourism Infrastructure Ltd, the implementing agency, would execute the various works under the scheme, he added.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 13:57 IST