The aggregate Sabarimala revenue increased to `120.40 crore, showing a rise of 20 per cent, during the period ended December 22.
The total income showed an increase of `20 crore over the figure of the corresponding period in the last pilgrimage season, Travancore Devaswom Board member Subhash Vasu said.
Of the total income, the revenue from the sale of aravana prasadam stood at `47 crore, appam `9 crore and the hundi collection at `44 crore, showing an overall rise of 20 per cent over the amount of the same period in the previous season, he said. Subhash Vasu said that at present, the buffer stock of aravana prasadam stood at 10 lakh containers. The average production of the prasadam is maintained at two lakh containers and the demand for the prasadam stood at two lakh conatiners a day, he said.
Subhash said that the plant will continue to produce both aravana and appam prasadam during the closure period of the temple between December 26 and December 30.
The TDB member said an all-time record in the sale of aravana and appam prasadam was achieved on December 22.