Garland Seva

Temple is requesting participation from devotees in Garland seva. In this seva, we offer garlands to deities every week, and special occasions as well. Please donate generously so that we may make our deities look as majestic as we know they can be. The donation made in this category will only be used for this purpose. All donations are tax deductible as law permits. 

Regular garland – $35 per week per garland

Special garland – $85 per garland on special occasions 

Loose flowers – $40 per 1 kilo per week

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Cost = $50,000
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Original cost of stock = $10,000
Current value of stock = $50,000
Capital gains tax saving = 15% capital gains rate * $40,000 gain = $6,000 tax savings
Cost after-tax-savings = $44,000 (Note: For capital gains tax savings, stock must be held by donor for at least year prior to donation)
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