by julieeshub on 10/07/11 at 3:46 pm
The centuries-old Sree Kerala Padmanabhaswamy temple appears to be a real treasure. Even before the release of the last of the six halls of secrecy in the great temple of the state’s vast collection of gold jewelry and silver and precious stones recovered from its warehouses are put in a huge unofficial Rs one lakh crore( £ 12.6 billion).
Image via Wikipedia
It’s discovery was the Padmanabha Swamy Hindu temple in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram richest in India.
Supreme Court has ordered the physical
The cellars of the temple, closed for decades, was sentenced to be open by the Supreme Court to inventory, while considering a petition private recently.
Only after the order of the apex court, a team of experts appointed by the apex court began practicing last week, discovering a treasure of great idols of gold, diamond studded jewelry and other precious stones with rubies and emeralds.
Monday was the seventh day of how many valuables were packed in six rooms dedicated to the god Vishnu.
The entire operation is carried out by the high security police, but nothing is filmed or photographed. “Take pictures in the sacred space of the temple, is strictly prohibited,”.
Rooms unopened for decades
Two of the six secret rooms were not open for nearly 150 years. Although the temple dates back to the 10th century, the current structure was built entirely in the 18th century after King Marthanda Varma expanded and consolidated the kingdom of Travancore.
The departments that offer opportunities remained blocked for at least 1930, when the last statement was made by the then Travancore rulers.
“There are six arcs from A to F, B, and only Vault has yet to open,”. “This vault has special locks, and do not want to break them. So experts to examine them, and we should be able to open on Friday.”
Treasury exclusive property of the royal family
The great treasures exist in Thiruvananthapuram Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is the “exclusive property” of the Travancore royal family who have dedicated their wealth to the presiding deity of the temple, Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi said Tuesday.
“In the long-term ex-royal family was the guardian of the temple, and their empire of Lord Sree dedicated Padmanabhaswamy. Treasures offers have been made the former rulers of the temple, so the recoveries were the royal family,” he said.
Padmanabha Swami Temple The deity is the deity of the Travancore royal family. The former royal family members, was dedicated to the god of their empire, and promised that they will live as servants of Padmanabha. Sanctuary run by a trust floated Travancore Royal House.
It has always been a real temple, but the offers to the Lord Vishnu in the form of gold and jewels, were able not only to the kings of Kerala Travancore and other charges, but millions of faithful.
Legend halts operation
A legend on Monday stopped the moment the balance sheet in the temple of Padmanabhaswamy.
Royal family, the source said many legends attached to the temple, and the chamber B is a model of a snake the main entrance.
“This is a clear indication that the door can be opened, because the opening would be a bad omen. I do not think the team can open it as there are plenty of faithful attached to the temple,” he the source said.
Another legend says that the bottom of the chamber is a tunnel leading to the sea.