Valuation of valuables in Nimishamba temple begins

Valuation of valuables in Nimishamba temple begins

Rs 45.72 lakh collected from Nanjangud Srikanteshwara temple

Engrossed: Muzrai department officials carrying out the process of finding the valuation of valuables collected from devotees at Nimishamba temple in Srirangapatna. Dh Photo

The valuation process has begun following a directive from the Muzrai department to find out the total value of valuables in the temple. Officials said they completed the valuation of the valuables of the offerings made till year 2001.

“Such valuation is being done for the first time after the temple was transferred to the Government in 1997. There are jewelleries, gold and silver items that have come from the donors. Every item will be photographed and recorded in computer with details. The valuation process is also held under camera lens as complete procedure is recorded on video,” officials informed.

It is unclear why the department has ordered for the valuation of the all the gold and silver jewelleries that were collected in the temple The Nimishamba temple was transferred to government in 1997.

Nanjangud temple

Meanwhile, the Muzrai department has collected Rs 45,72,535 besides gold and silver items from offering box of famous Srikanteshwara temple here.

According to officials, collection for the month of June till Wednesday was Rs 45.72 lakh. The authorities also collected about 167 grams of gold, 870 grams of silver and a pearl necklace weighing 10 grams. About US $13 were also found in the offering box.

The offering box is opened once in a month. Last month, a record Rs 63.69 lakh was collected from the box.

Executive officer of temple N Ramamurthy, AEO L Nagaraj, muzrai tahasildar Yathiraju, accounts superintendent Raja and others were present.

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