Shirdi, Feb 10, 2017: A 72-year-old Italian woman, who claims to be a dedicated devotee of Saibaba, has donated a gold crown worth about Rs 28 lakh to the famous temple in Shirdi. Selini Doloras alias Sai Durga on Thursday donated the gold crown which weighs around 855 gms and is studded with gems, to the temple, Shri Saibaba Sansthan trustee Sachin Tambe told the media.
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The woman has been a staunch follower of Saibaba for past nine years and visits Shirdi every month. Earlier, she had made a donation of two ‘rudraksha’ (seed traditionally used for prayer beads) strings covered in gold cover, worth around Rs 25 lakh, to the Saibaba temple, Tambe added.
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The woman told PTI that her intention is to build a huge temple dedicated to Saibaba in Italy. She kept a construction map of the proposed temple at the foot of Saibaba’s idol on Thursday to seek his blessings for her future plans.
– prepared by Durba Mandal of NewsGram. Twitter: @dubumerang