Puttaparti: An astounding three-feet tall golden idol of Lord Rama was found in the Yajurveda Mandir, the old residence of Satya Sai Baba, when the district Collector inspected it on Tuesday.
Invaluable golden and silver ornaments were being found during the inventory. There were golden plates, spoons and tumblers in the building. In the day’s inventory, 35 kg of gold, 340 kg of silver were found. Apart from these, cash of Rs 2 crores was also found. The inventory was continuing. The Collector said he would give the total information by Wednesday night.
On Monday, a huge haul of riches worth nearly Rs 18 crores was found in the Mandir. Till now, nearly Rs 59 crores worth gold, silver and cash have been recovered in three rounds of inventories in the Mandir. Gold, silver ornaments, cash, expensive silver cookware, gift items and costly saris were found from a closet which was opened by the officials on Monday. Gold bangles, ear-rings, silver mugs, plates, spoons and puja materials were found during the inventory on Monday. The inventory was being conducted by special officer D Venkatesham under the direct supervision of the district Collector.