Sunday, July 3, 2011

A wealth of Trillions of Dollars is found in Indian Temple

According to the Indian authorities, a wealth trove of gold and silver jewelry, coins and costly stones said to be valued billions of dollars has been originated in a Hindu temple in southern India,
The pickings have an expected initially value of above 500 billion Indian rupees ($11.2 billion), said Kerala Chief Secretary K. Jayakumar, & the temple into the league of India's wealthiest temples.
The thousands of necklaces, coins and expensive stones have been reserved in as a minimum five secretive vaults at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple which is well known for its complicated sculptures.
"We are so far to open one additional secret chamber which has not been unlocked for nearly 140 years," Jayakumar told. He further said, the genuine value of the wealth drag can be discovered only after it is evaluated by the archaeological department.
The temple, keen to Hindu lord Vishnu, was established hundreds of years ago by the king of Travancore and contribution by followers have been kept in the temple's vaults since.
A necklace found on Thursday was 18 feet (six metres) long. Huge quantities of gold coins have also been found.
Since India obtained independence from Britain in 1947, a trust organized by descendants of the Travancore royal family has controlled the temple.
But India's Supreme Court newly ordered that the temple be organized by the state to ensure the security of treasures at the shrine.
So far, the Thirupathy temple in southern Andhra Pradesh state was thought to be India's wealthiest temple with contributing from follower value 320 billion rupees.
The disclosure about the massive riches in the Padmanabhaswamy temple has enforced police to penetratingly step install security cameras and alarms.
Officials also plan to maintain a commando force for security, said Kerala director general of police Jacob Punnoose.
"Now it?s known all over the world that the Padmanabhaswamy temple has jewels worth billions of rupees we have decided to assign it maximum security," Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told AFP.

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