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Devotee offers 70 kg gold as Thulabharam in Guruvayur Temple

Thulabharam is an important ritual at the Sri Krishna Temple in Guruvayur, Kerala. In the ritual, the devotee sits on the one side of a weighing balance. The other side of the weighing balance is filled with materials he/she wishes to offer. The devotee offers materials of his/her weight or more. Normally people offer sugar, jaggery, sacred leaves etc.

But on Monday T N C Menon, Managing Director of the Bangalore-based Sobha Group companies, performed Thulabharam with gold at Guruvayur. The gold was brought in the form of biscuits. (via)

The price of 1 kg gold in international market while writing this article in Hindu Blog was 925246.40 Rupees. For 70 kg = 6,47,67,220 Rupees.

Rotation of money is crucial for any economy and Sri Krishna is doing his bit.

Thulabharam is also performed at Tirupati and several other temples in South India.

The picture is of a young devotee performing Thulabharam at Tirupati.