Sabarimala – Record earnings despite attempt to thwart the pilgrimage

via HK published on December 27, 2011

Sabarimala: Despite repeated attempts by vested interests to thwart Sabarimala pilgrimage, The aggregate revenue earnings in the ongoing mandalam-makaravilakku season at Sabarimala rose to Rs 114.66 crore breaking the previous season’s record of Rs 94.78 crore.

According to the Travancore Devasom Board (TDB), the hundi collections and sale of prasadam shot up by Rs 11 crores and touched Rs 39.11 crores as compared to the last season.

TDB president M Rajagopalan Nair pointed out that the sale of prasadam shot up from Rs 14.54 crores to Rs 17.68 crores and the hundi collections rose to Rs 14.08 crores up from Rs 11.40 in the 15-day period last season.

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