Bangalore: India is globally recognized as the 'Land of Temples' and Indians are known to be immensely fanatic about their religion. India is also known as the land of Gods and Goddesses and therefore serves as an ideal option for pilgrims. Every year millions of visitors throng Indian temples owing to the rich heritage and cultural significance these temples carry. People of various religions and beliefs offer many precious assets to the temple as a token of their respect and faith.
Take a look at some of the richest temples of India.
Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala
Padmanabhaswamy Temple is credited with the title 'The richest Temple in India' and in the world as well. This temple is situated in the heart of thiruvananthapuram, kerala and has created history with its vast and enormous wealth that was retrieved from this temple recently.
This temple shot to fame on 7th July 2011, after the assests were discovered from 5 secret cellars of the temple where treasure worth more than Rs. 1,00,000 crore was found, that's around US$22.3 billion in total, without even calculating the antique value of the objects. With this Padmanabhaswamy Temple became the richest temple beating the likes of the Tirupati Balaji temple that was till now touted to be the richest.
: The treasure that was found
Antique gold ornaments
Sack full of Diamonds
Golden idol of Mahavishnu worth Rs. 500 Crore
17 kg of gold coins(dating back to the East India Company period)
Gold in shape of rice trinkets(Weighing one tone! )
18 feet long golden necklace weighing 2.5 kg
Thousands of pieces of antique jewellery studded with diamonds and emeralds