Sabarimala temple’s revenue dips after Chennai floods

Sabarimala (Kerala) Dec 18 (IANS) There is a considerable drop in revenue of the famous Sabarimala temple due to the floods in Chennai, an official said on Friday.

Prayar Gopalakrishnan, president of the Travancore Devasom Board (TDB) which manages temples in the southern district of the state, said the temple suffered a loss of around Rs.15 crore compared with the same period last year.

While in 2014 it had got Rs.108 cr by this time, the revenue collected in this season amounts to Rs.93 crore only.

“The floods in Chennai have been the main reason behind the drop as number of devotees from Tamil Nadu has dropped significantly,” Gopalakrishnan said.

This year, the peak season began on November 17 and ends on January 14, 2016.

Situated on the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats, Sabarimala temple is four km uphill from Pamba in Pathanamthitta district, 100 km from the state capital.

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