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Temples Weigh India's Call to Deposit Gold, Earn Interest

The two-century-old Shree Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai, devoted to the Hindu elephant-headed god Ganesha, bristles with closed-circuit cameras and is guarded by 65 security officers. It is one of India's richest temples, having amassed 158 kilograms of gold offerings, worth $67 million, and its heavily guarded vaults are strictly off limits. India is the world's biggest consumer of gold, and its ancient temples have collected billions of dollars in jewelery, bars and coins...

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