Treasure in Padmanabhaswamy Temple Trivandrum Kerala


Approximately 90,000 crore worth treasure (Nidhi) has been found in the secret cellars of the famous Kerala temple Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). The 7 member paper appointed by the Supreme Court of India, has been preparing the list of valuable found in the cellars of Sri Padmanabhaswami Temple. A treasure trove of gold, diamonds and precious stones hidden for centuries was discovered in the underground vaults. The estimated value of the hoard is 750 billion rupees ($17 billion), but officials said they were yet to assess the findings. The temple has 6 Secret Cellars (Nilavara – a place to keep assets safe) from Cellar A to Cellar F. Opening of each of these chambers is revealing a virtual treasure trove with precious diamonds, golden ornaments, emeralds, jewelleries, rare antique silver and brass platters and golden idols.

The main treasure found on the 6th day was a one foot (12 angulams) height golden idol of Lord Mahavishnu and a 30 kg golden ‘anki’. This golden idol of Lord Vishnu is believed to be the replica of the ‘utsava vigraham’ used in the temple. The golden idol of Padmanabhaswamy studded with more than 1000 previous stones is valued to around Rs. 500 Crore. A lot of golden coins were also found which are believed to be issued during the reign of Krishnadeva Rayar in the 16th century AD. Various golden ornaments which were used to decorate the main idol were also found in the Vault marked A. Various types of other golden human figurine weighing 1 kg, golden bangles, golden rope, are other interesting treasure found in the Vishnu Temple.

The four-day Devaprasnam at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple was cautioned against opening the last remaining vault, and said it should not be opened under any circumstances. The Devaprasnam also warned of serious consequences, including death to the one attempting to open it and total extinction of his clan. The Chandanamandapam area — which houses vaults A and B — has been completely sealed off and security personnel stationed around it.

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  1. Amazing information about the temple !!!

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