Shirdi (Maharashtra): Thousands of devotees who flocked to Sai Baba temple here from December 25 till Jan 1, donated Rs 11.5 crore cash and a huge quantity of gold and silver to the shrine.
The donations included 2.750 kg gold and 16 kg silver. The devotees also donated currencies of 40 countries, the value of which has not been included in the cash donation so far, said Dilip Jhirpe, chief accountant of Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan.
Jhirpe described the cash donations during the last eight days as a record in the shrine's history.
Every year, thousands of devotees flock to this shrine on New Year eve to seek blessings of Shirdi Sai Baba.