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India Wants Temples, Households to Put Gold in Banks to Cut Imports

As dawn breaks, thousands of devotees line up at Mumbai's Shree Siddhivinayak temple to pay homage to Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God. At times, offerings for the deity include gold or silver coins, or sometimes even a piece of jewelry. Each night the valuables are placed in a heavily-guarded strongroom, where the trove has built up for more than 200 years. Narendra Rane, chairman of the trust for Siddhivinayak Temple, can only offer a rough estimate of what lies...

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