Treasure In Temple
July 6, 2011 by staff
Treasure In Temple, Unearth treasures have been an obsession of archaeologists – and a treasure hunt has led Indian authorities to unearth treasures and worth 23 billion of underground chambers in the temple of Sree Padmanabhaswamy centuries old in Kerala.
A court-ordered search of the vaults beneath Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala, has unearthed gold coins, silver, diamonds, precious stones and statues, and $ 23 million. It was learned that officials unearthed only five of the six secret underground vaults of the 16th century Hindu temple.
Recently, it has been reported that although the discovery of the six vaults of the temple, officers found a golden idol of Mahavishnu, with a height of about a foot and a gold “Anki” which weighs about 30 kg. The anki gold used to decorate the presiding deity, who is in the position of eternal sleep. In addition, researchers found numerous coins issued in the 16th century.
The fate of the last vault, which is the only one who can open, will be decided on Friday, government officials said. Sources say that when the content of the anterior chamber taking into account the total assets of the temple can cross the impressive sum of Rs. 1 lakh rupees (approximately and 23 million dollars).
The richness of these vaults, which opened after almost 136 years, has Padmanabhaswamy temple of Sree’s richest temple in India. Previously, Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Temple, Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, and Shirdi Sai Baba shrine in Maharashtra were believed to be the richest temples in the country.
The vaults were opened in the presence of the jury, and observers, including high court judges, officials of the temple, the authorities of archeology, Sundararajan’s lawyer had asked the Supreme Court of India to open the vaults, and a representative of the current Maharajah of Travancore Uthradan Thirunaal Marthanda Varma, who is also general manager of the temple.
Police established a dedicated control center near the temple, as the minister Oommen Chandy Chief of State pledged full security to the treasury and promised to remain the property of the temple after an inventory was made.
The vaults are requested Sundararajan sought after U.S. Supreme Court, accusing administrators of mismanagement and poorly guarded the temple.
A seven-member panel was appointed by the Supreme Court of India to come and assess the value of objects stored in its warehouses, including two cameras last believed to have opened 130 years ago, according to the BBC.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy The temple was built in the 16th century by the kings who ruled the kingdom after Travancore. Local legends say that the kings of Travancore sealed inside the immense wealth thick stonewalls and vaults of the temple.
In India, devotees usually donate precious gold and other gifts to various temples as part of his pilgrimage to obtain the blessings of God. This has led to billions of dollars of wealth existing in several temples in India.
The spiritual guru Sai Baba, who died in April, and left an estimated 9 billion of assets, while the Tirumala temple was reported that 3,000 kilograms (6614 pounds) of gold, one third of which shall be deposited in the State Bank of India last year.
India’s Supreme Court will decide what happens with the treasure and the rest of the temple, once you have set the total value of farms. Kerala, also known as God’s Country, has become the real home of the treasury of God also. (+ 1 = 44 445 Indian rupees)
Sree left temple devotees after offering prayers Padmanabhaswamy on the eve of Pongal festival in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the southern state of Kerala, February 18, 2011.
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