Visakhapatnam: Navratri is celebrated all over the country. Goddess Durga is being worshiped in different ways in different parts of the country.
A 135-year-old temple of Goddess Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari in Andhra Pradesh has been decorated with about Rs 6 crore currency notes and gold ornaments for Navratri, according to ANI. The goddess was decorated with 6 kg gold, 3 kg silver and Rs 6 crore currency.
The temple has been observing the tradition of decorating the goddess with gold and cash during Dasara for almost two decades.
The tradition of decorating the Goddess with gold and cash has been going on in this temple for almost two decades during Dussehra. On Friday, a huge crowd of devotees gathered to see the incarnation of Goddess Mahalakshmi.
Visakhapatnam, Andhra | A 135-yr-old temple of Goddess Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari decorated with currency notes & gold ornaments worth Rs 8 cr for Navratri— ANI (@ANI) September 30, 2022
"It's public contribution & will be returned once the puja is over. It won't go to temple trust," says the Temple committee pic.twitter.com/1nWfXQwW7c
As per ANI, “It is part of the public donation. It will be returned after the puja is over. It will not go to the temple trust.” “
In a picture released, buntings made of notes are seen hanging on trees and from ceilings. The devotees who reach the temple look at him eagerly. It is believed that the cash and gold given to the goddess on the occasion of ‘Devi Navratri Ustavalu’ will prove to be lucky for her and will help her in improving her business.