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Apr 02, 2012 at 10:40am IST

Tirupati: Record collection of Rs 5.73 crore in one day

hyderabad: The richest Temple board of the country Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams just got richer. It has recorded its highest Hundi (offering box) collection ever on a single day of Rs 5.73 crores on Sunday, April 1.

Its previous record was Rs 4.2 crore collected on January 1, 2012.

Temple officials say while they did have a pilgrim rush of about 70,000 on Sunday, the fact that one of the devotees offered a donation of Rs 2 crore helped surpass their previous record.

Besides cash offerings, the hundi also contained gold and silver.

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