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Kerala's Padmanabha Swami Temple richest in the country with treasure worth Rs 1 lakh crore; overtakes Tirupati

 

KOCHI: Till a week ago, the Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple in Thiruvananthapuram was just one among the popular Vaishnavite temples dotting the state's spiritual landscape. But halfway through an inventory assessment done by a team of observers following a Supreme Court directive, it has emerged as probably the richest temple in the country.

 

The story unfolding in the state capital has all the elements of an Amar Chitra Katha - an ancient temple, cellars lying unopened for centuries, a forgotten treasure worth thousands of crores etc.

 

Mounds of precious gems, lakhs of gold coins, diamond studded crowns, idols in gold, long gold chains, gold rings and bars, gold barrels etc were discovered when the metal doors of the secret cellar were opened.

 

Several bags of coins from the erstwhile Travancore Royal Family rule, coins from the Napoleonic era and the East India Company period were also discovered from the secret cellars of the temple.

 

Rough estimate of the value of the treasure so far unearthed is around Rs 1,00,000 crore. The figure is almost double the wealth of the Tirupati temple. The actual valuation could be much more if the antique value of the articles is taken into account and could well be enough to wipe out the country's fiscal deficit.

 

The value is bound to go up as two more cellars are to be opened by the team of observers.

 

With the news of the major find spreading, the state has decided to tighten the security around the temple. Two groups of the special armed police have already been deployed by the state government for the protection of the temple complex, headed by an ADGP. The government has decided to beef up security around the area. An inventory assessment of the articles owned by the temple was ordered by the Supreme Court, staying a Kerala High Court order directing the state government to take over the temple from the trust controlled by the erstwhile rulers of Travancore. The Kerala High Court order followed a petition filed by a devotee, who contended that safety of the temple and its assets had not been properly ensured.

 

The temple witnessed noisy scenes as a group of devotees protested against the inventory assessment. The team was constituted by the Kerala High Court as per the Supreme Court order. The deity of the Padmanabha Swami Temple is the family deity of the Travancore royal family. Members of the erstwhile royal family had dedicated their kingdom to the Padmanabha Swami deity and pledged that they will live as servants of Padmanabha. Experts see the treasure as offerings made by the erstwhile rulers to the temple.

 

Source: The Economic Times

 

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I don't think the money is goign anywhere, it will remain with the temple :doh:

I prefer it that way only...had my country politicians were patriotic ...i would have wished all these treasures be used for the country...coz they are like stale money...no use to anyone...but seeing how harami the ministers are here...they will all do ghapla and these treasures will all go away for their personal use..some will buy a helicopter and some will buy a new farm house to gift to their daughter in laws :thumbdown:

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I don't think the money is goign anywhere, it will remain with the temple :doh:

 

 

that is the best way to do it .. it belonged to the kings and it should be kept locked away..

 

these policatians will just pounce on it if is taken by the goverment.

 

 

the cellars where locked away since centuries and should have never been opened in the first place

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The jewels should not be just locked away. I feel some of these high valued articles, atleast 30% of the articles can be let off in auction and the money should be strictly spent for the benefit of the country. So, i say bring on LOKPAL immediately :bash:

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Yeah man, look at the amount of money, it is huge. Even if 30-40% is used, it will help the country's economy in a big way.

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Yeah man, look at the amount of money, it is huge. Even if 30-40% is used, it will help the country's economy in a big way.

 

 

we should use the black money instead

 

 

yeah wala paise ka note nahin hia these are jewels gems gold etc...

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As far as my understanding goes,if this money is used by the governent or anyone,it will increase the amount of money circulating in the economy and bring inflation.

May be wrong ofcourse

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As far as my understanding goes,if this money is used by the governent or anyone,it will increase the amount of money circulating in the economy and bring inflation.

May be wrong ofcourse

these are kind of gold reserves on basis of which country can use to pump in more money into the economy and fund infrastructures ....I dont much of an inflation issue with this...these are definitely gonna be very helpful if there were genuine people who used it...but since our lands is got baiman leaders they will manage to screw this up big time...so i rather see it there only....

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that is the best way to do it .. it belonged to the kings and it should be kept locked away..

lolwut it doesn't belong there anymore, we are in a democracy, that's the right of people & should be use for em

 

these policatians will just pounce on it if is taken by the goverment.

 

 

the cellars where locked away since centuries and should have never been opened in the first place

 

Then why do we want to bring back black money stored in swiss bank?

who will spend it fairly in the first place?

nobody we can trust upon

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lolwut it doesn't belong there anymore, we are in a democracy, that's the right of people & should be use for em

 

 

Then why do we want to bring back black money stored in swiss bank?

who will spend it fairly in the first place?

nobody we can trust upon

you really think they will try to bring the black money here...man you know what big people are involved in this...the day this swiss black money is fully and genuinely exposed ....that day you will see Indian politics system going totally upside down.....they wont even be in power to be able to use it ....

 

sad to see that it is never gonna happen...

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you really think they will try to bring the black money here...man you know what big people are involved in this...the day this swiss black money is fully and genuinely exposed ....that day you will see Indian politics system going totally upside down.....they wont even be in power to be able to use it ....

 

sad to see that it is never gonna happen...

I don't but some people like baba kamdev have people convinced that its possible

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