INDEX Introduction History Travancore was dedicated to Sree Padmanabhaswamy in 1750 Rs 90000 Crore Gold Treasure found in Kerala Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple as on Sunday Chamber B yet to be Opened Associated Press Report d and Valued Associated Press Report India temple inspectors halt treasure hunt By Ashraf Padanna Trivandrum Treasure belongs to Kerala temple: BJP BBC explains a bit better Kerala Sree Padmanabhaswamy temples Vault B shouldnt be opened, Supreme Court told Godrej offers security for Padmanabhaswamy temple Conclusion
Introduction Since independence from Britain, the temple has been controlled by a trust run by the descendants of the Travancore royal family. After 1947 the kingdom of Travancore merged with the princely state of Cochin, which eventually became the present-day state of Kerala.
History The underground chambers at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple complex in Kerela have been a safe haven for priceless jewels for decades. An estimated value of the gems and jewellery found is at Rs 1 lakh crore.
Travancore was dedicated to SreePadmanabhaswamy in 1750 In 3rd January 1750, Maharajah Marthanda Varma dedicated the kingdom of Travancore to Lord Padmanabha. Marthanda Varma vowed that the royal family will rule the state on behalf of Lord and he and his descendants would "serve" the kingdom as Padmanabha Dasa or the Servant of Lord Padmanabha.
Rs 90000 Crore Gold Treasure found inKerala Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple as onSunday Around 90,000 crore worth treasure Golden idol of Mahavishnu worth Rs. 500 Crore Golden Coins, Ornaments, and Human figurine
Chamber B yet to be Opened andValued According to reliable sources, the original value of the inventories found in Chamber A alone may exceed worth Rs. 50, 000 Crore. Officials are yet to open chamber B and it is believed that the total assets of Lord Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram will surely exceed the assets of the world famous Tirupati Balaji Temple in Andhra Pradesh
Golden Coconut Shells Another interesting finding was two coconut shells made of pure gold. One of this golden coconut shell was students with rare antique stones including emeralds and rubies.
Associated Press Report Inside the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, investigators were counting the staggering hoard of gold coins and statues of gods and goddesses studded with diamonds and other precious stones. Outside, small groups of armed policemen patrolled the temple grounds in the heart of the Kerala state capital, Trivandrum.
India temple inspectors halt treasure huntBy Ashraf Padanna Trivandrum Inspectors unearthing priceless treasures from a south Indian temple have had to halt their search because they cannot open the final vault. Five vaults full of precious stones, gold and silver have already been opened in Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala state.
Concealed riches Meanwhile, security has been stepped up at the temple but police have refused to divulge exact details because they say it would make the treasure more "vulnerable".
BBC explains a bit better The Supreme Court stayed a ruling by the high court in Kerala, which ordered the state government to take over the temple and its assets from the royal trust. It also ordered the trust to hand over responsibility for the temples security to the police.
Kerala Sree Padmanabhaswamy templesVault B shouldnt be opened, SupremeCourt told NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court was Friday told by Travancores erstwhile royal family that the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temples Vault B should not be opened and the treasures unearthed earlier not videographed or photographed as it was against the temple traditions and practices.
Godrej offers security forPadmanabhaswamy temple KOCHI: Godrej Security Solutions, a division of Godrej & Boyce, today said it has offered the Kerala government a comprehensive integrated security solution for the famous Padmanabhaswamy temple from where a huge quantity of treasures were recently unearthed.