Some Temples in India are richer than some country's entire GDP. Most Indians are deeply religious and don't think twice about donating a generous portion of their wealth to temples.
In fact, Devotees have often seen donating their entire life’s wealth to the temple. So, it’s hardly surprising that some temple trusts are ridiculously rich. They are so wealthy, in fact, that some temples have a net worth of some country's GDP.
Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala
It is a Hindu temple located in Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital of Kerala, India. In 2011, The temple became famous when 5 secret cellars were opened after being sealed for decades. What was found could render anyone speechless. Antique gold ornaments, a golden idol of Maha Vishnu (Estimated to be worth around $800 Million), Bags of Diamonds, Golden Crowns, 20kgs of Gold Coins, Gold trinkets weighing One tonne, an 18-foot long gold necklace and thousands of piece of Antique Jewellery were found.
Still, the Last Door is not opened due to religious disputes. The temple’s trust is so that no one can estimate there worth (- Some say it more than 5 -10 trillion dollars). All these things weren't sold or given to the government, It all still remains in those vaults. And The person who filed a lawsuit in the Indian Supreme court, asking the authority to open up the vaults, died mysteriously within a month after the case was heard in the court.
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