VIJAYAWADA: Goddess Kanaka Durga Temple netted a revenue of Rs 2.42 crore during the 12 days of the Godavari Maha Pushkarams, with 7 to 8 lakh pilgrims visiting the famous temple en route Godavari River in twin Godavari districts.
Since the commencement of the Godavari Maha Pushkarams, the pilgrim influx to the Durga temple rose phenomenally and rising to the occasion, the temple management made necessary arrangements.
Many Pushkaram pilgrims believed that after having a dip in Godavari river at Rajahmundry and other places, it would be auspicious to have a holy dip in River Krishna and offer prayers at the Goddess KanakaDurga temple before concluding their pilgrimage; hence the pilgrims in large numbers turned up at the temple since the commencement of Pushkarams.
According to temple officials on the final day of the Godavari Pushkarams, that is July 25, a total Rs 20,81,768 revenue was netted by the temple, Rs 9.69 lakh from the sale of prasadams alone.
In all, a total of Rs 2,42,47,829 revenue was earned by the temple during the event.
The revenue earned from the sale of darshan tickets (Rs 100) was Rs 87,41,500, from Mukha Mandapa darshan tickets (Rs 200) Rs 24,72,500 and from the sale of prasadams (Laddu, Pulihora and Sri Chakra Laddu) Rs 1,06,07,465.