Hyderabad: Though counting of hundis of major temples like Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Yadadri in Nalgonda district, Gnana Saraswathi Devi, Basar in Adilabad district, Raja Rajeswara Swamy temple in Vemulawada, Karimnagar and other major temples is yet to be taken up, hundi collection in a small temple under the Endowment department in Ranga Reddy district gives an inkling to what’s in store for Gods and Goddess!
Officials were stumped when they found huge chunks of demonetised currency notes from hundi in the Durga Maisamma temple in Hydernagar of Serilingampalli in Ranga Reddy district.
Endowments officials expect similar trend in other temples in view of shortage of new currency notes. When the hundi was opened, officials were stumped to find Rs 1.40 lakh, but almost all of it in demonetised currency.
There were 151 Rs 500 notes, 20 Rs 1,000 notes and just one newly-introduced Rs 2000 note, besides other smaller denomination currency and coins!
However, the temple officials were happy since the hundi collection was 10 times more than the normal collection for the period.
Endowments officials said counting of hundis in major temples will be taken up by the month-end or early next month.