A glance at the Most Visited and the Richest Temple of India. India, a country governed by religion and faith, is the home of some of the richest temples in the world. Here is the list of the richest temples of India and a peek into their wealth.
Few known temples across India accumulate a huge sum of money every year which is donated by the devotees in faith. Lets have a look at the list of the richest temples of India and a peek into their wealth.
Richest Temples of India
The one which tops all charts of the richest temples of India is Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram
The temple became the richest temple of India as well as of the world on 7th July 2011. On this date 5 underground vaults of the temple were3 opened for the first time in the history and the wealth which was found was more than 1,00,000 crore INR.
About Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Padmanabhaswamy temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams Hindu temple devoted to Lord Vishnu. The temple is situated in Thiruvananthapuram, India.
Padmanabhaswamy temple displays the dravadian style of architecture.
The temple was built between 6th to 9th centuries CE. In the 16 century some more structural changes were embellished.
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Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Temple
Tirupati Temple situated at Andhra Pradesh is now the 2nd richest temple of India. The temple is a big tourist as well as devotee hub. People from all over thye world come here to pay respect. More than 70,000 disciples visit the temple each DAY!
The temple is not just visited by the civilians but even big shot celebrities, such as the great Actor Amitabh Bachchan, who is a whole hearted follower of Tirupati’s Venkateswara divinity.
When it comes to donations the Tirupati Temple leaves behind every other temple of India. The temple receives more than Rs 650 crore as contributions by the devotees each year. The gold embedded on the idol weights more than 1000 kg!
The total assets of the temple are supposed to be somewhere around 50000 crore INR.
About Tirupati Venkateswara Temple
Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is a Hindu temple in Andhra Pradesh. The temple was built in 300 BC.
The Tirumala Hill is about 10 sq. miles in area.
Seven legends are associated with this temple. Name of the legends are – Seshadri, Neeladri, Garudadri, Anjanadri, Vrushabhadri, Narayanadri, and Venkatadri.
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Sai Baba Temple, Shirdi
Memorial to Saibaba, the Shirdi temple is the 3rd richest temple of India.
The temple gets visited by lakhs of devotees of different religion from all over the world.
The temple has gold and silver jewels valued almost Rs 32 crore and silver coins valued over Rs 6 lakh.
The temple receives contributions of more than Rs 350 crore each year.
About Sai Baba
The temple was built in 1911. The temple is built at the place where Sai Baba himself used to live in Shridi.
Visied by millions of people every year this temple ranks 4th in the list of the richest temples of India.
This temple is frequently visited by big celebrities like The Bachchans, Shetty and the big Reliance industrialists.
The contributions contributed by the devotees is 100-150 million INR every year. The vault of Ganesha is covered with 3.7 kg of gold.
The temple was built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil on November 19, 1801.
Vaishno Devi, Jammu
Situated in the peaks of Jammu and Kashmir is number 5th in the list of the richest temples of India.
The shrine is approx. 14 km from Katra.
The temple is visited by more than 8 million devotees each year.
About Vaishno Devi
The temple is the second most visited holy place of India but the 5th richest temple of India.
The temple is a revered place of Lord Vaishno Devi. There is no exact date as when the Temple was built.