Call it the panic among pilgrims to dispose Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes. The Jagannath Temple administration in Puri received the maximum donation of the two junked higher currency notes on Wednesday unlike normal days. As a result, the shrine body received Rs 59,102 more donation on Wednesday as against Rs 3,07,258 received the previous day.
“We received a total of Rs 3,66,360 donation from hundi (a huge donation box) kept near Jagamohan complex inside the temple. The amount of the donation is more than what we received on Monday and Tuesday. Unlike other days, the number of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes found in the hundi was on a higher side,” temple’s public relations officer Laxmidhar Pujapanda told TOI. On normal days, the temple receives donation comprising mostly Rs 100 and Rs 50 denominations.
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