Saturday, 3 September 2011

Biggest Gold Treasure(Rs 1,00,000 Crore) Found in Sree Ananta Padmanabhaswamy Temple,Thiruvananthapuram,Kerala,India

Biggest Gold Treasure(Rs 1,00,000 Crore) Found in Sree Ananta Padmanabhaswamy Temple,Thiruvananthapuram,Kerala

SrSri AnanTa Padmanabha Swamy

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple  is a Hindutemple dedicated to Vishnu located in Thiruvananthapuram, India. The shrine is currently run by a trust headed by the royal family of Travancore.The temple is one of 108 Divya Desams (Holy Abodes of Vishnu) – principal centres of worship of the deity in Vaishnavism. The temple, constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil literature canon of the Tamil Alvarsaints (6th-9th centuries CE), with structural additions to it made throughout the 16th century The temple gave its name to Kerala’s state capital Thiruvananthapuram. ‘Thiru’ ‘Anantha’ ‘Puram’ means Sacred Abode of Lord Anantha Padmanabha.
The principal deity, Padmanabhaswamy, is enshrined in the "Ananta-sayanam" posture (in the eternal sleep of Yoga-nidra on the serpent Ananta).
In late June 2011, a review of the temple's underground vaults was undertaken by a seven-member panel appointed by the Supreme Court of Indiato generate an inventory, leading to the enumeration of a vast collection of articles that are traditionally kept under lock and key. Estimates suggest that the temple could be one of the wealthiest in the world; unofficial estimates on the sixth day of the inventory placed the value of contents at close to Rs 100,000 crore (US$22.3 billion). The precious articles come from the donations that were made by theTravancore Royal family and traders, who used to come from other parts of the country and abroad, as offerings to the deity, and were sealed within the thick stone walls and vaults of the temple for over a millennium. The temple may turn out to be wealthier than the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh– by official records considered to be the richest shrine in the world