Himachal temples have nearly Rs.1 bn in cash

April 8th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, April 8 (IANS) The temples of Himachal Pradesh are religiously making money. Twenty-eight prominent Hindu temples in the state have cash amounting to over Rs.98 crore (Rs.980 million), the state assembly was informed Friday.

“The trusts of 28 ancient and historical temples have cash amounting to Rs.98,48,53,595,” Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said in reply to a question.

The popular shrine of Chintapurni in Una district is the richest with Rs.41.78 crore in its kitty, Dhumal said.

The shrine of Naina Devi in Bilaspur district has cash amounting to Rs.10.33 crore, whereas the shrines of Baba Balak Nath in Hamirpur district and Jwalaji in Kangra district have Rs.11 crore and Rs.8.67 crore cash.

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