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2020-10-30T14:16:48+05:30

Curious Case Of Cash Origami

This could easily get someone a black belt in origami—folding Rs 11,111,111, or Rs 1.11 cr, in assorted denominations of cash to make a “flower garland” for the goddess at Kanyaka Parameswari temple in Telangana this Dussehra. This is part of tradition, but some critics fixed a gimlet eye on the folderol because of the pandemic-hit economy. The temple clarified: the money comes from donations (about 50 people donated this year) and is returned after the ceremony. The Covid downturn did mint its effect compared to, say, 2017 when the flower-and-bouquet accoutrement was Rs 3.33 crore in crisp banknotes.


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