secret of India’s richest temple padmanabhaswamy temple
Padmanabhaswamy Temple and mystery of the hidden Treasure.
“It is the richest Hindu Temple in the world. In terms of assets gold and precious stones, it is by far the wealthiest institution and place of worship of any kind in the recorded history of the world, with an estimated $22 billion worth of gold and jewels stored in underground vaults ”
Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple in capital city of Kerala and it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Anantha Padmanabha, in a posture known as ‘ Anantha shayanam ‘ (vishnu sleeping on anantha).
2.The temple was built by King Marthanda Varma somewhere in 16th century when he shifted the capital of Travancore (pre-independent South kerala) to Trivandrum.
3.The temple is one of 108 holy abodes of Lord Vishnu and is a very important place especially for Vaishnavs.
4.The temple is rich in ancient tamil scriptures engraved on its walls, doors, pillars, statues etc, along with carvings and artworks of Hindu Gods, battles and events in holy books.
5. As per popular belief Padmanabha swamy is the protector of Travancore. Marthanda varma, during his reign officially dedicated his entire land, inheritence and belongings to the lord through a holy ritual and declared that from then onwards all the descendants of his family shall be servants to Sree Padmanabha.
To this day all male born in Travancore royal family are tagged
‘Padmanabha dasa’: meaning servants of Lord Vishnu.
The temple is arguabily one of the most famous temples in recent times due to the discovery of HIDDEN TREASURE chambers in the temple. Infact there are 8, named A to G.
The inspection was ordered by India’s Supreme Court and a 7 member panel was made to enter and assess the value of the objects stored in its cellars, including the two chambers last thought to have been opened about 150 years ago.
1. Vaults C,D,E and F are regularly opened each day by priests. Chambers G and H has remained unlocked for centuries.
2. The team opened Vault A which remained closed for more than a century and have discovered under 20 feet of the ground approximately $ 22 BILLION WORTH of gold in one chamber in the form of, diamond jewellary, utencils, weapons, goden idols, and diamond necklaces having 500 kilograms weight and 18 feet lentgh and bags full of golden coins of different nations, including NAPOLEON and ITALIAN coins in one week.
3. Chamber B is being considered by the Trust members and astrologers as highly mysterious, sacred and risky and dangerous to unveil it.
The commitee encountered 3 doors back to back and the last one had no grills, locks or nuts. It is beleived to unlock by itself when a Secret Chant is spelled, as it is locked in that way. At present no one knows the mantra that is supposed to open it.
Note that before the discovery, the temple was nowhere in the list of richest temples in India. But now it has surpassed even Tirupati Temple as the richest Temple in the world and all this from the discovery of just one chamber.
The temple was not built but renovated by the king Anizam Thirunal Marthanda Varma in 16th century and he shifted his capital to Trivandrum from Nagercoil in 18th century.
Details as to the origin of the temple has not yet been obtained. The idol in the temple was reinstalled in 950AD and referrences to the temple have been found in ancient tamil literature that dates to 3rd century AD.