Flowers Made With ₹1.1 Crore Currency Notes Used To Decorate Goddess In Telangana

by Tania Tarafdar

We have seen the many thematic pandals in Durga Puja. This year the Pujo pandals were dedicated to migrant labourers and health workers. However, a temple in Telangana has taken things a notch higher by decorating the Goddess with origami flowers made of currency notes valued at more than ₹1 crore currency notes. As a part of the Dussehra festivities, the Kanyaka Parameswari Goddess temple made this substantial offering to the Goddess amid an unprecedented economic downturn during the coronavirus pandemic.

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₹1.1 Crore Currency Notes Used To Decorate The Idol

They used neatly folded currency notes of different colours to create garlands and bouquets valued at ₹1.1 crores. The notes have used to dress the Goddess in the Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari temple in Telangana’s Gadwal. The temple is 180 km south of Hyderabad. You will be shocked to know that last year the Goddess was dressed in currency notes worth ₹3,33,33,333 at the temple. The currency notes used this year were low due to the pandemic.

Offering The Goddess With Currency Notes Is A Yearly Ritual

Sure the gift may seem excessive amid the pandemic. The trends show that there is nothing unusual about offering jewellery and currency notes to the Goddess. The money is a contribution from the devotees in the local community. However, it is returned to them after the puja. This year, 40 to 50 people contributed towards the unique decorations. Marijuana Served As Prasad At Few Temples In Karnataka To Help Achieve Enlightenment.

Goddess Durga Is Worshipped In Different Forms

In this temple, people worship various forms of the Goddess at different times of the year. As part of the Navaratri-Dussehra festivities, the Goddess is dressed and worshipped in the form of Dhanalakshmi – Goddess of wealth. The Goddess is believed to returns to her ancestral home during Navratri. She is then worshipped in all her different forms. This 170-Year-Old Jharkhand Temple Is Believed To Fulfil Wishes Of Couples Wanting Daughters.

There are special prayers, colourful floral decorations, music and celebration throughout the nine days of Dussehra.