Rs 40 lakh worth golden ‘kavasam’ donated to Sri Kailasanathar temple

A devotee today donated golden kavasams (ornamental plate coverings) worth about Rs 40 lakhs to the Sri Kailasanathar temple here, officials said. The family of Vittal Iyer, a resident of the town in the union territory of Puducherry, donated the kavasams totally weighing 175 sovereigns (one sovereign is eight grams), Karaikal Sub-Collector and Executive Officer of the temple A Vikranth Raja said in a release. The idol of the presiding deity was adorned with the coverings and a special pooja performed, he said adding the kavasam was worth about Rs 40 lakhs. The golden plate coverings were later handed over to District Collector R Kesavan, also the head of the temple trust, the official added.


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