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10 Richest Temples in India

10 Richest Temples in India

With the latest discovery of over 1 lakh crore treasures in Thiruvananthapuram Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Kerala, the list of the richest temples in India has become the buzzword in the internet.

Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple tops the list with huge treasures found in the underground cellars of the temple by proving again that Lord Vishnu likes to wear ornaments.. (“Vishnu Alankara Priya”).

Here is the list of 10 richest temples in India (we have not taken the treasure or the revenue the temple has but by the number of devotees visit the temple daily or yearly).. (Except Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Kerala).

1. Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu. Divya Desam is a temple of Lord Vishnu which was mentioned in Hindu Scriptures as holy and sacred. The city of Thiruvananthapuram is named after Lord Vishnu. As per the sources, the foundation f the present temple’s gopuram was laid in 1566. But the actual temple was built way before this.

With the recent discovery of more than 1 lakh crore rupees of worth treasures in the temple’s ‘nelamaliga’ (underground rooms), it has become one of the richest temples in India (most probably it is the richest temple in India).

2. Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh (TTD)

Tirumala Tirupati Balaji temple is the busiest temple in the world with over 50,000 devotees visiting and worshipping the Lord daily. TTD, the trust of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, manages the temple. On July 7, 2011, the President of India has inaugurated the world’s biggest free meal complex at Tirumala. TTD Temple reportedly has nearly 50,000 crore rupees worth of properties all over the world.

3. Shirdi Saibaba Temple, Shirdi, Maharashtra

Shirdi Saibaba Temple in Maharashtra is another richest and famous temple in India which is visited by thousands of devotees daily. Shirdi Sai Sansthan Trust which manages the temple has officially announced that they have properities worth of crores of rupees.

4. Puri Jagannath Temple, Puri, Orissa

Puri Jagannath temple is one of the ancient and popular temples in India. Jagannath temple is most famous for its Rathayatra festival. The temple trust has the properties more than thousand crore rupees of worth.

5. Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Siddhivinayak Temple of Mumbai also stands firmly in the list of richest temples in India. The temple owns hundreds of kilos gold ornaments and fixed deposits. As per the Puranic legend, the idol of the Presiding Deity, Sri Siddhivinayak, was invoked by Lord Vishnu during his war against the demons Madhu and Kaitabha.

6. Viashno Devi Temple, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir

Viashno Devi Temple, located near Katra in Jammu & Kashmir is a cave temple dedicated to Goddess Vaishnodevi (a manifestation of Goddess Shakti). More than 80 lakh devotees visit the temple and offer pujas to the Goddess. Vaishnodevi is one of the Shakti Peethas.

7. Somnath Temple, Saurashtra, Gujarat

Somnath temple, located at Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra of Gujarat is one of the Dwadasha Jyothirlingams (12 Sacred Temples of Lord Shiva). Somnath temple was destructed many times during the rule of Muslim emperors. As it was created by Chandra (Moon Good) this temple of Lord Shiva named as Somnath Mandir. As per the legends, the temple was recreated in solver by Ravana and then in wood by Lord Krishna. In its last form it was built with stone.

8. Guruvayurappan Temple, Guruvayur, Kerala

Guruvayur Guruvayurappan Temple of Kerala is one of the important temples dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is one of the richest temples in South India. Also known as Bhuloka Vaikunta, Guruvayur temple is visited by Millions of devotees yearly.

9. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Temple in Madurai is the richest temple in Tamil Nadu and is one of the popular temples in India. Built in great architecture style, Meenakshi temple is visited by thousands of devotees daily.

10. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi is the most sacred temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. As per the legends, every Hindu should visit this temple at least once in their lifetime. It is one of the Dwadash Jyothirlinga temples. The temple dedicated to Goddess Vishalakshi (Vishalakshi Temple) is one of the Astadasha Shakti Peethas (18 Shakti Temples).

Other famous temples in India are – Amarnath Shiva Temple, Chardham Temples (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri temples), Rameshwaram temple, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Kolkata Kali Temple, Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple, Vijayawada Kanakadurga Temple, Srisailam Bramrambika Mallikarjuna swamy Temple, Tanjavur Bruhadishwara Temple, Akshardham Temple in Delhi, Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, Tiruvannamalai Arunachaleshwara Temple, Dwarka Dwarkadhish Temple in Gujarat, and many more.

As per the local tales and legends, many other Hindu temples in India have huge treasures (most suitable word for this is ‘assets’). The list includes – Ahobilam Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, Madurai Meenakshi Temple in Tamil Nadu, Hampi Temple in Karnataka, etc..

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  1. Rakhi says:

    What the govt. doing with the money they found in Anantha Padmanabha swamy temple…. i suggest them to develop indian instead of spending amount in temple development.

    • Arun says:

      Dear Rakhi,

      Why be behind the new discovery, why dont you talk about the money before this discovery, like 2-10 in the list. Why dont you focus on those money and wealth…

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