As part of the navratri celebrations, a temple in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, was adorned with cash and gold ornaments totaling Rs 8 crore. The Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari temple's management committee adorned the walls and floor with jewellery and money worth Rs 3.5 crore. Around the deity, on the floor, taped to the walls, and even hung from the ceiling, were wads of money with different values ranging from Re 1 to Rs 2,000.

The committee of this 135-year-old temple claims that the cash and gold jewellery are gifts from the faithful and will be returned to them following the celebrations. This type of decoration for dasara celebrations has previously been used on a temple in Andhra Pradesh. The Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari temple's goddess was covered in bank notes worth Rs 5.16 crore last year.

The organisers had fashioned garlands and bouquets of origami flowers out of money notes in different colours and denominations, including Rs 2,000, Rs 500, Rs 200, Rs 100, Rs 50, and Rs 10. During the navratri celebrations, a sizable contingent of followers worships the god as "Dhanalakshmi," the goddess of wealth. Earlier, rupee notes totaling Rs 1,11,11,111 were used to decorate the Kanyaka Parameswari temple in Telangana's jogulamba gadwal district. Similar arrangements were used by the temple committee in 2017 to make the offering, which totaled Rs 3,33,33,333 in cash.

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