5,000 32,000 50,000 90,000 crore of worth of treasure was found in Thiruvananthapuram Anantha Padmanabha swamy temple which is run by Travancore royal lineage. By the Supreme Court orders, six cellars of the temple were opened one by one. The officials completed the task of opening underground rooms and listing out the assets and valuables found in these cellars. Anantha Padmanabha swamy temple is likely to become one of the richest temples in India.
The value of invaluable gold ornaments, utensils, pearls, jewels, bejewelled crowns, golden equipments used for the festivals of the presiding deity (Sri Anantha Padmanabha swamy), items having tremendous antique value etc., which were recovered from these cellars, has been put at around Rs 700 crore. The value of the treasure estimated is of just 3 rooms and another three rooms are remaining to open. The officials are estimating nearly 5000 crores worth of treasure will be found in all six rooms collectively.
Thiruvananthapuram Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple was built by the King of Travancore dynasty, Martanda Verma, in 18th century. The huge idol of Lord Vishnu in the resting posture on thousand-hooded Lord Anantha is the unique attraction of the temple.
The valuables have an estimated preliminary worth of over 500 billion rupees (S$13.7 billion), said Kerala Chief Secretary K. Jayakumar, catapulting the temple into the league of India’s richest temples.
A necklace found on Thursday was six metres long. Thousands of gold coins have also been found. The thousands of necklaces, coins and precious stones have been kept in at least five underground vaults at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple which is renowned for its intricate sculptures.
The treasure found in Thiruvananthapuram temple is estimated at 90,000 crore rupees..