Friday, July 8, 2011

Padmanabhaswamy Temple’s $20 Billion Jackpot Discovery

Don’t doubt your eyes…the headline does read $20 Billion discovered in the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. The Padmanabhaswamy Temple, located in the southern state of Kerala, is one of India’s holiest temples. However with a recent discovery made by the order of the Supreme Court of India, it may be the richest in the whole country… if not the world.

Six vaults are contained within the temple, which contain the valuable riches from conquered states and also from the safe house asset deposits of other temples which have been accumulated and stored for over a millennium. The Supreme Court of India ordered the vaults open for inventory assessment earlier this week, and the find was nothing short of breath taking.

An estimated amount of over $20 Billion has been found in the temple since its opening for inventory this week. This find includes thousands of coins, precious stones, and necklaces: one necklace found in the temple was made of pure gold and stretched 18 feet.

"We are yet to open one more secret chamber which has not been opened for nearly 140 years," Kerala Chief Secretary K. Jayakumar told AFP news. The official number on the temple’s total worth is still under wraps, and until the final chamber is opened and assessed it’s likely that the estimate will not be released. Until then, new security systems have been installed in the temple as well as hired police teams that now patrol the area 24/7. The last chamber is scheduled to be opened as early as next week.

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