The loot took place late in the night, informed the priest of the temple M Laxman Tarilu.
Tarilu, who reached the Trinath Temple located in the fifth line of Srikrushna Nagar in the morning, found the main gate locks broken. Entering into the premise who witnessed the donation box open with cash missing.
Cash to the tune of Rs 15,000 to 2,0000 donated by devotees and visitors have gone in the loot, said Tarilu.
Local police carried out the preliminary investigation by reaching the spot of late and launched an investigation to trace the culprits.