Investigators plan to pry open the final vault hidden
deep under the centuries-old
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple as police guarded
round the clock the shrine where billions of dollars
worth of treasure has been discovered.
Over the last week a seven-member team of investigators
has broken into five of the six secret subterranean vaults piled high with jewels that have laid
untouched for hundreds of years.
The temple that houses a sleeping idol of Lord Vishnu is the richest temple in the world. Treasure worth Rs 100,000 crore ($ 20,000,000,000) or 20 billiion dollars was recently found in secret chambers on temple land. Golden crowns, 17 kg of gold coins, 18 ft long golden necklace weighing 2.5 kg, gold ropes, sack full of diamonds, thousands of pieces of antique jewellery, and golden vessels were some of the treasures unearthed during the weekend.
Rs. 1,00,00,000 =
Rs. 10,000,000 =
Rs. 10 Million =
$ 200,000 (At very appx. Rs. 50 = $1)
Situated in the heart of Mumbai, the second
richest temple in the state of Maharastra
has an annual income of Rs 46 crore
and has Rs 125 crore in fixed deposits.
The temple known for its famous devotees
Rs 10-15 crores as donations
As per the financial records of Shree Siddhivinayak
Ganapati Temple Trust, the assets of the temple stood
at approximately Rs.140 crore for the year ended
Run by a nine-member committee under the Kerala Dewaswom Board, the most famous Lord Krishna temple in South India makes Rs. 2.5 crore annually and has approximately Rs. 125 crore in fixed deposits.
The most sought after puja at the temple, the Udayaasthamana Puja, has a wait list till the year 2049.
The dawn to dusk Puja costs Rs 50,000.
The second most visited temple in the country after
Tirupathi Balaji, Vaishno Devi has
an annual income of Rs 500 crore.
Managed by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board,
popularly called the Shrine Board,
the temple has a daily income of Rs 40 crore.