Vrindavan, 2017.04.04 (VT): Everyone’s beloved Banke Bihariji! His devotees would do anything for him. Even with the cash shortage after demonitization, donations continue to rain down at Banke Bihari Mandir, which is still the most popular destination in the old town of Vrindavan. Recently, a devotee from Delhi has brought his beloved Lord a very special gift: about 18 million rupees (1.8 crore).
On Sunday, the temple’s manager received a check from Mr. Vivek Chaand Sehgal for the service of Thakur Shri Banke Bihari Lal on the occasion of his own birthday. Mr. Sehgal is the founder of of the motor parts company Samvardhan Motherson Group in Delhi. In the period from 2016 to 2017, his company apparently did very well as he was able to offer a check worth 1,80,87,000 rupees.
No one has heard of such a large donation being given to Banke Bihariji by a single person. But the temple manager, Munish, Sharma says that the temple receives spontaneous donations from devotees from time to time.
It should be noted that Mr. Sehgal’s sister also gave a donation in the same amount to the Ladili temple in Barsana last year. The family has been generously contributing to the temples and ashrams of Braj for the last twenty years.
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