Friday, July 8, 2011

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Sree Padmanabhaswamy
 Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple has become the talk of the country as it has surprised or rather i would say "shocked" many citizens of India. Located inside East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram - the capital city of  Kerala, India this Mahavishnu Temple has been assumed and estimated to be the richest temple in India as well as in the world. In late June 2011 India's Supreme Court ordered the inspection of the vaults of the temple after a lawyer petitioned a local court asking the state government to take over the temple, citing improper and inadequate security. The current Maharaja of Travancore had appealed to the Supreme Court against the petition.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
 Till now a vast amount of gold coins, jewels, gold statues of gods and precious stones were unearthed and it was expected to grow further in value as the last 6th chamber will be opened later after the approval from the Supreme Court. There were totally 6 chambers, as the 5 chambers have been opened and the treasures are accounted the estimated value goes to Rs.100,000 crore (US$22.3 billion). The riches come from the donations that were made by the Royal family, devotees and the traders from all across the country as the offerings to the diety. All this treasures were sealed in the vaults for over 150 years.
Even as the treasures are being calculated its just the wild guess and the estimated amount that reaches Rs.100,000 crore. Some say that the actual value of all these treasures might even cross Rs.4-5 lakh crore.
All these treasures should not be called as treasures actually. These are the offerings made by people to the god, So it is His wealth not some old treasure. 
What will happen when the final chamber is opened??? There is a rumour that there is a huge snake protecting the vault and watching over the god's wealth. Nobody has any idea of what will be the total value or amount of all these god's wealth when the final chamber is opened.
There are many temples in India like this which are famous or not famous but have millions of god's wealth as offerings by the people. India still is the richest country, with half the money in the country and half in the swiss bank. I hope that the same sri vishnu helps in developing this country.


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