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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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Are yaar give me 1 crore out of those 1 lakh crores. That will make me happy for many many years.
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I don't think the money is goign anywhere, it will remain with the temple :doh:

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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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Are yaar give me 1 crore out of those 1 lakh crores. That will make me happy for many many years.

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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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Yeah, Yeah, lets all stuff the money in an airplane, and fly it around india, dropping handfulls of coins at each city block...
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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

Edited by Overlord Sunny, 04 July 2011 - 05:31 PM.

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I'd be religious too if atleast 1% of money is mine. :bigyellowgrin:

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

Baba ramdev was trying to but failed....we all will...its like all harami's have come together and said...hum bhi khayega...tum bhi khao...mil bathe ke lootenga....so no one is going to even point a finger at the other...

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So ~20 billion USD....well that's pretty damn awesome.

Imagine if someone did treasure hunting and stumbled upon it accidentally.....lifelong holidays !

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Its a very important temple here, and the wealth is an accumulation of donations from several generations of rulers. It belongs to the temple and should stay that way.

Edited by Noctis, 04 July 2011 - 06:08 PM.



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Baba ramdev was trying to but failed....we all will...its like all harami's have come together and said...hum bhi khayega...tum bhi khao...mil bathe ke lootenga....so no one is going to even point a finger at the other...

Its always like:

X party in power, Z man revolts, Y opposition party pledges full support with Z man.
Next election Y party in power,
Z man revolts, X opposition party pledges full support with Z man.
rinse n repeat
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Its always like:

X party in power, Z man revolts, Y opposition party pledges full support with Z man.
Next election Y party in power,
Z man revolts, X opposition party pledges full support with Z man.
rinse n repeat

true. repped. Well said.

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Its a very important temple here, and the wealth is an accumulation of donations from several generations of rulers. It belongs to the temple and should stay that way.

.I am all for preservation of antiques and all...but tbh we indians are still chutiyas...i am not talking abt those old treasures and all..i am talking abt people living of our generation....check this out ....http://www.telegraphindia.com/1070416/asp/frontpage/story_7653353.asp

amitabhs and all donating crores and diamond for the throne of god....are they out of their mind....gods will come and sit on it kya.....arey millions are dying here....they need food,medical aid ,scholarship,finanicial help,orphans need homes...shirdi sai baba will be more happy to see amitabhs and all these big babus helping poors then trying to make golden thrones with diamond studded on it for him....

I these days like to donate whatever small sum i can in gurdwaras only or temples(gurdwaras and temples of those kind that does lunger and all for poor people ) or even outside mosques where those poor seek some money.......not spent on golden thrones i have had enough of that ....
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I dunno how anyone can even evaluate such an old treasure. A 150 year old gold mudra must be heck of a lot more expensive than it's value by weight.

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yep that is why the actual value of the treasure is going to increase even more now since they are actually antiques.

I am not a religious man and dont believe in god and stuff.......but whenever my mom goes to any temple now, I will troll the sh*t out of the temple basements and storage areas :fear:
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