For the Sai Baba Temple in Maharashtra’s Shirdi, considered one of the richest temples in the country, an abundance of donations have now become a problem. The temple trust says it receives Rs. 14 lakh in coins every week and doesn’t know what to do with it since banks are refusing to accept them because of lack of space.
Shirdi, an important pilgrimage site in Maharahtra, is dedicated to spiritual leader Sai Baba.
Devotees from across the country and the world visit this temple throughout the year, with many dropping coins in the donation boxes at the temple.
Deepak Muglikar, CEO of the Shri Saibaba Sansthani Trust said that, “We count our donations twice a week and we receive around 2 crore each time. Around 7 lakh each time is in the form of coins and banks have refused to accept this entire amount.”