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Karnataka’s Sri Renuka Yellamma Temple Receives Donation Worth Rs 1.03 Crore In 40 Days – News18


Last Updated: October 05, 2023, 16:19 IST

The temple received a massive donation in July as well.

Devotees flock to the temple from other states like Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh to worship Goddess Yellamma.

Sri Renuka Yellamma Temple, located in Belagavi district, Karnataka recently collected donations worth Rs 1.03 crore in 40 days. Gold and silver ornaments were also deposited in the temple by the devotees. According to Local 18, the board of directors in the temple had made a special appeal to the devotees. SPB Mahesh, executive officer of the temple, said that the devotees should present only those notes that are present in the circulation.

The board of directors had to make this request because notes of the denomination Rs 500 and Rs 2000 are no longer in circulation. September 30 was the last day to present the notes of these denominations to the bank. Some of the followers, however, are still depositing these notes that prompted the board of directors to come up with this request.

Devotees flock to the temple from other states like Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh to worship Goddess Yellamma. Yellamma is the patron Goddess of the South Indian states of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.

Out of the donations worth Rs 1.03 crore, cash worth Rs 93,64,260 and Rs 7,50,600 have been made. Gold jewellery worth Rs 1,87,860 and silver jewellery worth Rs 1,87,860 have been donated.

Sri Renuka Yellamma Temple received a massive donation in July as well. SPB Mahesh shared the reason behind this to a news portal. According to him, the number of women devotees visiting the temple has increased after the implementation of the Shakti scheme.

He said, “Due to this, there has been a significant increase in donations. Every year, the temple receives an estimated donation of Rs 1 crore during the period. This time, there is an increase of Rs 37 lakh.” The Shakti scheme has made Karnataka’s state-run public buses accessible to women (over 17 crore). This happened within a month of its launch on July 11, 2023. The scheme, however, has failed to reach the persons with disabilities — a lot of whom are women— and they continue to face difficulties in accessing transport.



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