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Rs 401 cr cash donated at Sai Baba's Shirdi temple

The famous Shirdi Sai Baba shrine in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district received 36 kg gold and Rs. 401 crore in cash as donations in year 2011, a top official said on Wednesday.

The offerings are at least 20 per cent higher that 2010, he said.

"The Trust received 36 kg of gold which is almost fifteen percent more than 31 kg it had received in 2010.  Similarly, 440 kg of silver was offered to the shrine in the year gone by compared to 320 kg of silver in 2010," Shirdi Sai Baba Trust Executive Officer Kishore More told PTI.

The shrine, termed as the second richest in terms of income, also received Rs. 401 crore in cash in 2011, 20 per cent higher that Rs. 322 crore it had received in 2010, he said.

Donations in terms of foreign currency have also risen to Rs. 6.28 crore as against Rs. 5.43 crore in 2010, More added.

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