Sree Padmanabhaswamy, Thiruvananthapuram, in the state of Kerala, India is the world’s richest temple. Most of the Hindu temples in the world are dedicated to Bhagban Vishnu. Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is the richest Hindu temple in India and the entire world at large.
The top Five Richest Hindu Temple in the world are as follows:-
1.Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple:-
Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple located inThiruvananthpuram, the capital of the state of Kerala in India. The name of the city of “Thiruvananthapuram” in Tamil and Malayalam translates to the “City of Lord Ananta”. The city of Bhagaban Vishnu is the main deity of this temple.
This temple was built in an intricate fusion of the Chera style and Dravidian style of architecture. It was established on the first day of Kali Yuga ( over 5000 years ago). The idol is 18 feet long and has 12008 salagramas which
were brought from the river banks of Gandaki, Nepal.
The temple has been identified as one of the other 108 Vishnu temples” Divya Desams’ in India. The temple has six underground vaults which were discovered by archeologists in 2001 and labeled as A to F. It is found that Gold Coins1000kg. For 1000 years, Jewelry, gold neckless, 1ton of rice gems made with gold sticks, gold rope, and 4 feet of Mahavishnu made of gold and studded with diamonds. There are only 5 open doors.
The Padmanabha Swamy temple estimated a treasure so far is around Rs.90, 000 crore ($22 Billion) after gold, jewels and status were unearthed from the 16th-century shrine.
This temple is only 30 minutes from Trivandrum/Kovalam/Poovar, you can visit this temple. If you reach Kochi Munnar and Aleppey, it is 5 hours by road to reach Trivandrum.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram is controlled by the royal family of Travancore. Various estimate that the temple inThiruvananthapuram holds treasures containing thousands of tons of gold, valued at more than US$20 BILLION (Rs.1.5 trillion).
2. Tirupati Venkateswar Temple:-
Sri Venkateswara swami temple is a Hindu temple situated in the hill town
of the Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The temple is dedicated to Bhagaban Venkateswara or a form ofVishnuBhagaban.
This place is known as Kaliyouga Vaikuntha and the lord here is referred to as Kaliyuga Prathyaksha Daivam.This temple is also known as Tirmula temple or Tirupati Balaji temple.
Tirumala towns cover about 10.33 square miles (26.75 km2). Tirupati temple is Temple of seven hills. This temple was constructed in Dravidian architecture and is believed to be constructed over some time starting from 300CE.
The Garbhagruha is called Ananda Nilayam.The temple is one of the eight
Vishnu swayambhu kshetra is listed 75th Divya Desam.It is one of the richest temples in the world in terms of donations received.
According to Purana, Tirumala is regarded as Advaraha Khetra.After killing Hiranyaakshya, Adivaraha resided on this hill. Venkatachala Mahatyam is the widely accepted legend of the Tirumala temple.
The temple is run by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) which is under the control of the Andhra Pradesh Government. The head TTD is appointed by the Andhra Pradesh Government. The revenue from this shrine is used by the Andhra Pradesh Government.
The temple attracts approx. 75000 pilgrims every day. The annual budget is at Rs.2530 crore for the financial year 2015-16. Most of its income was derived from donations from Sri Vari Hundi.TTD; the organization running the welfare of the temple runs various charitable trusts, whose funds are derived from the budget and donations from the devotee.
Bhagaban Venkateswara is an avatar of Vishnu, the Presiding Deity of the Tirupati temple. The temple is considered one of the Swayambhu Kshetras of Vishnu where the presiding deity is believed to have manifested on their own.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam( TTD) board netted Rs833 crore in hundi collection January & December31,2021.TTD manages the Formula Venkateswara Temple in Andhra Pradesh, one of the world’s richest temples.
3.Shridi Saibaba Temple:-
Shiridi is also known as Srinagar. It is a city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is located Ahmednagar District of the Maharashtra state of India.. It is accessible via the Ahmednagar-Malegaon state highwayno10. Shridi temple is located about 83 km. from Ahmednagar, and 15 km from Kopargoan.
Shridi temple is famous for the saint Shirdi SaiBaba.The Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust located in Shridi is one of the richest temples in the world.
There are Train, Air and Rail, and car facilities to reach Shridi temple in Ahmednagar.
This temple is dedicated to the Indian saint Sai Baba of Shridi. The Shridi Sai temple was built in 1952 by one Narasimhaswami, Sai baba devotee. This temple is the most trusted in India. This temple is controlled by the All India sai Samaja.
The beautiful Shridi temple was originally constructed to be a Murlidhara (Krishna) temple. It was built by Nagpur’s millionaire Gopal Rao Booty, the place was intended to be Wada with a small temple devoted to Lord Krishna.
The Shirdi Sai Baba movement started from Shridi, which is the religious movement of the followers inthe 19th and 20th centuries. Sai Baba is a Muslim fakir and Hindu baba known for his divine powers and miracles.
Sai Baba Sansthan has come to be known as the second richest temple in the country after Tirupati Balaji Temple. There are Rs 2500 Crore rupees, more than 500 kg Gold, and a large amount of silver are deposited in Sai Baba Sansthan.
At least 15000 devotees who possess online passes will be allowed to enter daily at the Sai baba temple in Shiridi Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district. Shridi Sai Baba temple is the richest Hindu temple in the world.
Shree Jagannath Puri Temple is one of the impressive monuments of the Indian state of Odisha. It was constructed by the famous Gangaynasty Ananta Verma Chodaganga Deva in the 12th century at the
shore of Puri. It was started in 1136AD and completed in the 12th century.
The Puri temple is famous for its annual Rata Yatra or chariot festival, in which three principal deities are pulled on huge and elaborately decorated
Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are trios of deities worshiped at the temple. About 1.15 Crore devotees visited every year to see the PuriJagannath temple.
According to legend, the construction of the first Jagannath temple was commissioned by king Indradyumna, son of Bharata and sunanda and Malava king, mentioned in Mahabharata and Purana.
Every 12 years Brahama Parivartan (soul transfer) is the most important
Ritual of the Nabakalbera (change of body) of the Holy Trinity-LordJagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.
Puri Jagannath temple is located 55km. from Bhubaneswar. The nearest railway station is Puri Railway station. Puri is well connected with Bus, car, jeep etc. The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar.
In 1960, Section 5 of the Act states that “the administration and the governance of the temple and its endowments shall vest in a committee called Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee is constituted as such by the State Government.
Vikram Yadav is the chief Administrator of Puri Shree Jagannath temple Administration in 2022. A senior IAS officer appointed as the new chief Administrator of the Puri Shree Jagannath Temple Administration.
Around 30,000 devotees come to this temple every day and more than 70,000 devotees come to the Puri Jagannath temple during the festive season. It is one of the richest temples in the world.
As a report of the year 2010, the bank deposits more than Rs.150 crore for other gold, silver and other items. Ratna Bhandar of Sri Jagannath temple in Puri had more than 120 kg of Gold and 22153 gm. of Silver& other ornaments, 14 Gold and silver items not weighted in 40 years back when inventory was taken for the first time.
A recent Supreme Court order revealed that the Jagannath temple owned a mind-boggling 60418 acres and 244.5 square km. of land within and outside of ODISHA. The land owned by the temple is 15 times the size of Puri Town, which is all of 16.33 sq. km. Nearly 34201 acres of land to be again will be recorded so far. Puri Jagannath Hindu temple is one of the very richest temples in the world.
5.Siddhi Vinayaka Temple:-
Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai is Ganapati Mandir, a Hindu temple dedicated to Bhagwan Shri Ganesh. It is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Siddhi Vinayaka temple was built by Laxman Vithu and Dubai Patil in 1801.
Siddhi Vinayaka Temple is one of the richest Hindu temples in the world. TheSiddhivinyakTemple is approximately 15 minutes from Dadar Railway station. The original structure of the Siddhivinayaka Temple was a small 3.6-meter x 3.6-meter square brick structure with a dome shape brick shikhara. The temple was built by the Laxman Vithu Patil. The building was founded by an Agri woman named Dubai Patil.
Today this temple owes its fame to politicians as well as Bollywood stars seeking the blessings of Lord Ganesh. Sidhivinayak is well known as “Navsacha Ganapati” or “Navasala PavannaraGanapati’.
ShreeSiddhivinayaka Ganapati Temple Trust is a Government controlled Trust and functioning of the Trust is governed by an Act of the state “Shree Sidhivinayak Ganapati Temple Trust Act 1980.
The unique feature of the Siddhivinayaka is its trunk, which is titled on the right side and most of the Ganesh idols have their trunk titled towards the left?In 2014-15 the revenue of this Siddhivinaka temple was Rs540 crore. It is one of the richest Hindu temples in the world.
Question1:- How much gold is in Padmanabhaswamy Temple?
Answer: – The Padmanabha Swamy temple estimated treasure so far is around Rs. 90,000 Crore ($22 billion) after gold, jewels and statues were
Unearthed from the 16th century.
Question2:-Why Bhagaban Tirupati Balaji eyes closed?
Answer2:- Since the devotees cannot just withstand the powerful radiation emanating from the eyes of the Bhagaban, the eyes are covered on most days except on Thursday when the data size of the white mark is relatively smaller, enabling the devotees glimpse at Bhagban’s eyes
to an extent.
Question3:-Where is Shridi Sai Baba temple located?
Answer3:- This temple is located at a distance of 122 km. from Nasik in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. Shridi is the home of Saibaba. It is believed that Sai Baba arrived at Shiridi in 1858 and 60 years of his life here until he attained salvation in the year 1918.
Question4:-What happens every 12 years in Puri?
Answer4:-The Brahma Paribartan (soul transfer) is the most important
Ritual of Nabakalebara (change of body) of the Holy Trinity-LordJagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.
Question5:-Why Ganapati is called Siddhivinayaka?
Answer5:-Upon the request of all God’s Lord Vishnu tried to kill them but failed. He then started worshiping Ganesha. With his blessings he could finally defeat demons. Hence, the place where Siddhatak and Lord Ganesh is called Siddhivinayak.
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