Year end income for Thirupathy Temple, the famous shrine in the name of Venkateswara has been declared for 2011. Do you wanna know how much? Rs. 1,700 crores (1 crore = 10 million). Holy Fucking Shit! That’s just one temple, as important as it is, in India. 1,700 crores! Could you imagine what all could be done with that money?
Rs. 1,100 crore comes as cash offerings from devotees and interest on investments including gold deposits in nationalized banks, sale of daily tickets for rituals and darshan (prayer offerings) fetched a cool Rs.200 crore. Devotees also offered jewellery, diamonds, gold & silver worth several crores during the year. Among the many VVIP visits were the ruling heads of Nepal & Sri Lanka along with the Indian president and her husband. Talk about a bullshit story – how powerful, all knowing & all mighty gods – fuckers always need a lot more money!
This is peanuts I suppose to all the other temples, churches & mosques in India. And India is a 3rd world nation, a developing nation with millions of homeless; estimates put it at 78 million (more than the population of several nations put together)! There are millions who go hungry daily, whole families living on the streets. I won’t brag – i don’t have much money, infact I am almost broke. But I try to give money to the poor on the streets. I’ve donated to small committees that have arranged food for the poor. In my very small humble way, I”ll give some cash if I can. I will never donate to any temple, church or mosque as I don’t trust them. Who knows how much money is going to their purposes, how much for the poor and how much for whatever else!
India is rich enough! A lot of it might be black money true, and a lot of it is wasted with no use to anybody. I have a plea to the citizens of India – please do not donate to temples, churches, mosques or any places of worship and especially not to any evangelists of any religion! Just find an orphanage or an institute that helps the poor & needy and donate it freely. It will benefit someone who needs it!