Padmanabhaswamy Temple – Richest temple in the world

Padmanabhaswamy Temple – The Richest temple in the world

Anantha Padmanabha  Temple, Trivandrum

Anantha Padmanabha Temple, Trivandrum, Kerala

Padmanabhaswamy temple, also known as Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple (Malayalam: ശ്രീ പത്മനാഭസ്വാമി ക്ഷേത്രം, śṟī patmaṉābhasvāmi kṣētṟaṁ ?), is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to god Vishnu located inside East Fort in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala state, South India. It is the world’s richest Hindu temple and is one of the 108 Divya Desams, Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the works of the Tamil poet saints called Alvars. The principal deity, Padmanabhaswamy, is a form of Vishnu in “Anananta-sayanam” (Vishnu in the eternal sleep of Yoga-nidra on the serpent Ananta) posture. Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a very ancient temple and the city of Thiruvananthapuram derives its name from the name of Ananta, the presiding deity enshrined in the temple.

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Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple Richest Hindu Temple

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple Richest Hindu Temple

Kerala temple could well be the richest in country
Thiruvananthapuram, July 2
The Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala could well be the richest in the country as unofficial estimates Saturday, the sixth day of preparing an inventory of treasures in its six chambers, suggested the value of its gold, diamond and other precious metals at close to Rs.one lakh crore.
The inventory of the temple here, maintained by the erstwhile royal family of Travancore, is being made by a seven-member Supreme Court-appointed panel. 

The stock-taking process was ordered by the Supreme Court following a petition by advocate T.P. Sundararajan over mismanagement of the temple affairs.

On Monday, ahead of entering the temple chambers for the first time, the committee chairman, retired Kerala High Court judge M.N. Krishnan, said he hoped to finish the entire process by the end of the week.

The temple has a total of six chambers, named A to F by the committee. With chamber B yet to be opened and chamber A’s accounting ending Saturday, and two more chambers left unopened yet, it is expected that the inventory process may continue for a few more days.

The inventory of a chamber opened Friday could only be completed Saturday.
The committee, which includes a gemmologist, stumbled upon a nearly four-foot-tall statue of Lord Vishnu in gold and studded with emeralds.

Other precious items that were accounted for Saturday included several golden statues, almost all weighing two kg each.

Among other things are a gold necklace as long as 15 feet, and crowns studded with emeralds, rubies and diamonds.

The chamber is situated around 20 feet under the ground. The committee conducted the examination using artificial lights. Cylinders were used to pump in oxygen to the chamber to guard against breathing problems for committee members.

The Kerala government has maintained high security at the temple after the exercise started.

City police commissioner Manoj Abraham said additional 80 personnel of the special armed police (SAP) will be posted at the temple.

Historian and veteran journalist M. Gopalakrishnan said that according to the legend the gold got accumulated in the temple because in the olden days people used to offer gold to seek pardon from the royal family.

The main temple deity, Padmanabhaswamy, is a form of Hindu god Vishnu in Anananthasayanam posture or in eternal sleep of ‘yognidra’.

The foundation of the present entrance gateway was laid in 1566 and the temple has a 100-foot, seven-tier tower besides a corridor with 365 and one-quarter sculptured granite stone pillars with elaborate carvings.

As of now, the Balaji temple in Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh is believed to be the richest temple in the country, followed by Shirdi Sai Baba shrine in Maharashtra.

How to reach ?

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple can easily be accessed by road being its ideal location near the Trivandrum City Bus Station in East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram. The inter-state highway, National Highway 47 (NH 47) connects Thiruvananthapuram to all major cities and nearby states including Kollam, Ernakulam (Kochi), Thrissur, Nagercoil, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Chennai, and Bangalore.

Nearest Bus Station

Thiruvananthapuram City Bus Station at East Fort is the nearest bus station to reach the temple. The City Bus Station is just a walking distance from the temple. Thiruvananthapuram Central Bus Station, situated opposite to the railway station, is just a kilometer away from the temple.

By Flight / Airport

Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport to reach Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. The airport is just 7 km from the temple.

Nearest Railway Station

Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is the nearest railway station, just 1 km away from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Trivandrum Central Railway Station is one of the major railway stations in Kerala, managed by Southern Railways. Himsagar Express (Kanyakumari – Kashmir), Rajdhani Express, Howrah Express, Sabari Express (Trivandrum – Hyderabad), and Guruvayur Express (Chennai – Guruvayoor) are some of the major trains passing through Trivandrum Railway Station.

Contact Address / Location

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Mathilakom Office
East Fort
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Kerala, India
Pin Code – 695023

Contact Telephone Numbers

Phone – 0471 – 2450233; 2466830
Fax – 0471 – 2450233

23 thoughts on “Padmanabhaswamy Temple – Richest temple in the world

  1. July 2, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Padmanabhaswamy Temple – Richest temple in the world http://goo.gl/fb/c4teV

  2. Rijin
    July 3, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Ya … njan pala tavana poyittundu.. but itrayum prateekshichilla… God is God.. Padmanabhaswamy temple is my favorite temple.

    1. July 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      its an exciting temple and snake

  3. July 3, 2011 at 9:07 am

    interesting question is what will happen to this treasure,IB issued warning to state government ,now security is beefed up

    1. sanu
      July 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      madam…….. its not a treasure… please search the history of kerala temples… and india history … you can feel our legacy…

  4. Meenu
    July 5, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Padmanabhaswamy temple is the kerala’s one of the biggest temple and wealthest temple in the world with morethan Two Lakh crore asset.

    1. Anonymous
      July 6, 2011 at 8:00 am

      Dont spread rumors like 2 lakh cr etc

  5. July 6, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    It is nothing serious that you find treasure in ancient temples. After all the jeweleries, cash are the offerings made by many people including Kings, to God over centuries If only such treasures are found in a single person’s custody it becomes a point to suspect.It is quite natural that many religious funds are accumulated over a period of time, be it Hindus, Muslims,Christians,Parsis,Sikhs and so on so forth.
    All the religion have funds and jewels in the same manner.
    It should be safeguarded properly and not allowed to be handled by politicians. Why not they conduct search in Muslim dargas,in Golden Temple Amritsar

    1. pallavi
      July 7, 2011 at 10:01 am

      wat u have told s correct!!!!!!!!
      dnt let da treasure go 2 politicians……..

      1. July 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm

        its really very very veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy exciting

  6. HARI VSRC SHARMA BE.,C.ENGG.,
    July 6, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    IT IS VERY GLAD TO KNOW THAT SRI ANANTHA KOTI PADMANABHA SWAMY TEMPLE IN KERALA IS DECLARED TO BE THE RICHEST TRESURE SPOT ON GLOBE.SO,I REQUEST THE HONOURABLE INDIAN SUPREME COURT ADMINISTRATION TO PLEASE ORDER THE KERALA GOVT.,TO ESTABLISH IMMEDIATELY ONE BANK ON THE NAME OF ANANTHA KOTI PADMANABHA SWAMY GOD AND DEPOSIT THE HUGE WHOLE GOD MONEY SO FAR FOUND IN IT.BY YEARY INTEREST ON THE HUGE VALUABLE AMOUNT CALUCATED UTILISED ON HUMAN DEVELOPEMENT ACTIVITIES LIKE INDIAN INDUSTRIALISATION TO CREAT PROFESSION TO ALL .SECONDLY,ALL INDIAN OLD TEMPLES RECONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION AND MAINTAINANCE FOR DAILY POOJA AND YAGNA ,YAGA PERFORMENCE FOR GLOBAL WELL FARE.THIRDLY,PROTECTION OF OLD GENERATION PEOPLE LIFIVES WITH FOOD AND SHELTER,THOSE NEGLECTED FROM THEIR CHILDREN.FOURTHLY,FEEDING POOR CHILDREN THOSE NOT HAVING PARENTS WITH FOOD,SHELTER AND CLOTHES AND ALSO EDUCATION AND FURTHER EMPLOYEMENT.FIFTHLY,PERFORMING MARRAIGES LOANS PROVISION TO THOSE BRIDES WHO CANNOT SURVIVE WITH POOR INDIAN PARENTS. ALL THESE ACTIVITIES HAVE TO BE TACKEN UP REGULARLY UNDER KIND GUIDENCE OF THE HOUNARABLE SUPREME COURT AUTHORITATIVE LOOKS IN ASSISTANCE TO KERALA HIGH COURT EGLE EYE SECURITY DAY AND NIGHT TILL THE END OF EARTH WITH OUT FAILURE.GOD IS THERE TO INSTRUCT IN FUTURE GAME OF ACTION.

    1. Ankesh
      August 31, 2011 at 11:28 pm

      Mr. Hari your conclusion for the utilization of temples wealth his highly appriciable.

      Your logical approach lays a tremendous way for utilization of temples wealth

      God has laid a way we have to mark our ways through his marked path

  7. July 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    we are proude to be an indian because we have such wonderful thinga across the indian land , now we find the greatest go sree anantha subhramanya swamy its amaging to watch him . the kings of our india have lot treasures which can keep at temple like sree anantha subhramanya swamy ….

  8. July 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    its very very exciting yar

  9. July 17, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    ON EVE FLASH OF SRI PADMANABHA SWAMY TEMPLE TRESURY SECRETES OFLATE FLASH OUT .I WOULD LIKE TO DRAW KEEN ATTENTION OF KERALA GOVT. AND REQUEST THAT PLEASE DO PERFORM EARLY THE SHANTHI YAGNA AND HOMA IN THE TEMPLE AS PER OUR PLD INDIAN RITUAL RIGHTS IN CONSULTATION WITH MANTRA ,TANTRA,AGAMA,ASTROLOGY AND VASTU EXPERTS BY REFFERING OUR AUTHARVANA VEDA MANTHRAS.FOR NAGA BANDHA VIMUKTHI IN AUTHARVANA VEDA SO MANY PROCESS ARE AVAILABLE.
    PLEASE DO CONTACT THE WELL VERSED PANDITS IN KERALA AND ACROSS INDIA.ONLY GANAPATI PERSONALITIES ARE ELLIGIBLE TO CONDUCT ANY REMEDY FOR THE OLD CRITICAL PHILOSOPHICAL MYTHOLOGICAL ISSUE.DO NOT NEGLECT THE CASE.ANY THING GOES WRONG IT WILL EFFECT VERY DANGEROUSLY NOT ONLY IN NATION BUT ALSO GLOBAL WIDE.
    THE FALLOWING FEW MORE POOJAS ARE REQUIRED.
    1)DAILY CHATUR VEDA PARAYANA.
    2)DAILY SHANTHI YAGNAS AS PER VEDA SAMSKARAS.
    3)DAILY SRI ANANTHA KOTI PADMANABHA SWAMY NITHYA KALYANAM SHOULD BE PERFORMED.
    4)VISHWA SHANTHI KALYANA YAGNAS TO BE PERFORMED CONTINUOUSLY WITHOUT FAIL DAILY.
    5)ASHWAMEDHA YAGA,KALYANA KAMESTI YAGA,PUTHRA KAMESTI YAGA,RAJA SUYA YAGA MUST BE PERFORMED DAILY .
    6)ANNADANA SAMARADHANA DAILY.
    7)KANYADANA PROGRAMME IE.,PERFORMING MARRAIGES TO NEEDY .
    8)REHABILITATION OF ALL TEMPLES IN KERALA BY INTRODUCING DHOOPA DEPA NAIVEDYA IN ALL TEMPLES INCLUDIND SHANTHI HOMAS.
    8)HIGH SECURITY SHOULD BE PROVIDED TO SRI SWAMY TRESURY.
    9)LALITHA SAHASRA NAMA PARAYANA DAILY SHOULD BE PERFORMED BY GIRLS,LADIES AND MARRIED WOMAN WITH PURE N FRESH BRAHMANA MADI ACHARA ATLEAST ONE CRORE TIMES FOR POSITIVE
    GOD GIFTS IN FUTURE.
    10)DO NOT NEGLECT ANY THING AND SHOULD SEE THAT EVERY THING WILL BE AS PER OUR INDIAN VEDA SAMSKARA AND CULTURE.
    11)HOPE THAT GOD WILL Definitely BOON BLESS US MORE THAN WE WANT AS PER OUR FORE FATHERS BLESSINGS.
    THANING YOU ALL.DIVINE BLESSINGS TO ALL.

  10. July 17, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    IS VERY GLAD TO KNOW THAT SRI ANANTHA KOTI PADMANABHA SWAMY TEMPLE IN KERALA IS DECLARED TO BE THE RICHEST TRESURE SPOT ON GLOBE.SO,I REQUEST THE HONOURABLE INDIAN SUPREME COURT ADMINISTRATION TO PLEASE ORDER THE KERALA GOVT.,TO ESTABLISH IMMEDIATELY ONE BANK ON THE NAME OF ANANTHA KOTI PADMANABHA SWAMY GOD AND DEPOSIT THE HUGE WHOLE GOD MONEY SO FAR FOUND IN IT.BY YEARY INTEREST ON THE HUGE VALUABLE AMOUNT CALUCATED UTILISED ON HUMAN DEVELOPEMENT ACTIVITIES LIKE INDIAN INDUSTRIALISATION TO CREAT PROFESSION TO ALL .SECONDLY,ALL INDIAN OLD TEMPLES RECONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION AND MAINTAINANCE FOR DAILY POOJA AND YAGNA ,YAGA PERFORMENCE FOR GLOBAL WELL FARE.THIRDLY,PROTECTION OF OLD GENERATION PEOPLE LIFIVES WITH FOOD AND SHELTER,THOSE NEGLECTED FROM THEIR CHILDREN.FOURTHLY,FEEDING POOR CHILDREN THOSE NOT HAVING PARENTS WITH FOOD,SHELTER AND CLOTHES AND ALSO EDUCATION AND FURTHER EMPLOYEMENT.FIFTHLY,PERFORMING MARRAIGES LOANS PROVISION TO THOSE BRIDES WHO CANNOT SURVIVE WITH POOR INDIAN PARENTS. ALL THESE ACTIVITIES HAVE TO BE TACKEN UP REGULARLY UNDER KIND GUIDENCE OF THE HOUNARABLE SUPREME COURT AUTHORITATIVE LOOKS IN ASSISTANCE TO KERALA HIGH COURT EGLE EYE SECURITY DAY AND NIGHT TILL THE END OF EARTH WITH OUT FAILURE.GOD IS THERE TO INSTRUCT IN FUTURE GAME OF ACTION.

    ON EVE FLASH OF SRI PADMANABHA SWAMY TEMPLE TRESURY SECRETES OFLATE FLASH OUT .I WOULD LIKE TO DRAW KEEN ATTENTION OF KERALA GOVT. AND REQUEST THAT PLEASE DO PERFORM EARLY THE SHANTHI YAGNA AND HOMA IN THE TEMPLE AS PER OUR PLD INDIAN RITUAL RIGHTS IN CONSULTATION WITH MANTRA ,TANTRA,AGAMA,ASTROLOGY AND VASTU EXPERTS BY REFFERING OUR AUTHARVANA VEDA MANTHRAS.FOR NAGA BANDHA VIMUKTHI IN AUTHARVANA VEDA SO MANY PROCESS ARE AVAILABLE.
    PLEASE DO CONTACT THE WELL VERSED PANDITS IN KERALA AND ACROSS INDIA.ONLY GANAPATI PERSONALITIES ARE ELLIGIBLE TO CONDUCT ANY REMADY FOR THE OLD CRITICAL PHILOSOPHICAL MYTHOLOGICAL ISSUE.DONOT NEGLECT THE CASE.ANY THING GOES WRONG IT WILL EFFECT VERY DANGEROUSLY NOT ONLY IN NATION BUT ALSO GLOBAL WIDE.
    THE FALLOWING FEW MORE POOJAS ARE REQUIRED.
    1)DAILY CHATUR VEDA PARAYANA.
    2)DAILY SHANTHI YAGNAS AS PER VEDA SAMSKARAS.
    3)DAILY SRI ANANTHA KOTI PADMANABHA SWAMY NITHYA KALYANAM SHOULD BE PERFORMED.
    4)VISHWA SHANTHI KALYANA YAGNAS TO BE PERFORMED CONTINUOUSLY WITHOUT FAIL DAILY.
    5)ASHWAMEDHA YAGA,KALYANA KAMESTI YAGA,PUTHRA KAMESTI YAGA,RAJA SUYA YAGA MUST BE PERFORMED DAILY .
    6)ANNADANA SAMARADHANA DAILY.
    7)KANYADANA PROGRAMME IE.,PERFORMING MARRAIGES TO NEEDY .
    8)REHABILITATION OF ALL TEMPLES IN KERALA BY INTRODUCING DHOOPA DEPA NAIVEDYA IN ALL TEMPLES INCLUDIND SHANTHI HOMAS.
    8)HIGH SECURITY SHOULD BE PROVIDED TO SRI SWAMY TRESURY.
    9)LALITHA SAHASRA NAMA PARAYANA DAILY SHOULD BE PERFORMED BY GIRLS,LADIES AND MARRIED WOMAN WITH PURE N FRESH BRAHMANA MADI ACHARA ATLEAST ONE CRORE TIMES FOR POSITIVE
    GOD GIFTS IN FUTURE.
    10)DONOT NEGLECT ANY THING AND SHOULD SEE THAT EVERY THING WILL BE AS PER OUR INDIAN VEDA SAMSKARA AND CULTURE.
    11)HOPE THAT GOD WILL DEFENATELY BOON BLESS US MORE THAN WE WANT AS PER OUR FORE FATHERS BLESSINGS.
    THANKING YOU ALL.DIVINE BLESSINGS TO ALL.

  11. July 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I REQUEST THE KERALA GOVT.,ADMINISTRATION TO PLEASE ARRANGE TO ESTABLISH IMMEDIATELY ONE TV STATION ON SREE ANANTHA KOTI PADMANABHA TEMPLE SAKP TV TO SHOW DAILY POOJAS AND KAINKARYAS INCLUDING NITHYA KALYANA TO THE GLOBAL DEVOTEES AND TO TELECAST IN DEPTH DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE TEMPLE SECRETES TO DECLARE PUBLIC TIME TO TIME WHEN EVER NECESSARY.

  12. July 18, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    FURTHER,I SUGGEST THE TEPLE AUTHORITIES AND KERALA GOVT.,ENDOWMENT BOARD PLEASE TO ARRANGE PERFORM DAILY ANANATHA SATHA SAHASRA KOTI LINGA RUDRABHI SHAKAM IN THE TEMPLE FOR PAPA KRUTHYA NIVARANA AND FOR GLOBAL PEACE.
    FINALLY,I REQUEST THE KERALA GOVT.,ADMINISTRATION TO PLEASE ARRANGE TO FISH OUT THE GREAT GHANAPATI AGAMA SHASTRA,ASTROLOGY,VASTU,TANTRA,MANTRA PANDITS FROM KERALA,TAMILNADE,ANDHRA PRADESH,KASI,AND ALSO ACROSS INDIA AND GLOBE AND CONVENE A ROUND TABLE CONFERENCE ON THIS PHILOSOPHO-MYTHOLOGICAL ISSUE IN DEPTH AND IN DETAIL BY REFERING OUR OLD VEDAS INSTRUCTIONS.DONOT NEGLECT THE ISSUE .ANY THING GOES WRONG WITH OUR PRESENT HALF KNOWLEDGE HERO POSING .IT WILL EFFECT VERY SERIOUSLY AND DEGEROUSLY NOT ONLY OUR NATION LIFE STYLE BUT ALSO ENTIRE GLOBAL BREATHING HOURS BEYOND HUMAN HOPE.IT IS DEVINE EXAM TEST HOUR.BE ALLERT AND CAUTION TO MOVE TO GO AHEAD FOR FUTURE ACTION PLANS FINALISATIONS.GOD BLESS ALL.

  13. July 26, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I REQUEST THE SRI ANANTHA PADMANABHA SWAMY TEMPLE,KERALA AUTHORITIES AND THE STATE GOVT.,ENDOWMENT BOARD OFFICIALS TO PLEASE DO ARRANGE TO MAN HUNT FOR THE GHANAPATIS IN MANTRA SASTRA THOSE WHO KNOWS THE YAKSHA MANTRA VIDYA. WHICH ENABLE US TO FORE SIGHT FLASH THE TRESURY KEPT SECRETE LONG BACK IN TEMPLE UNDER GROUND WITH NATURE ADHISTANA DEVATHA’S PERMISSION.NO OR ANY X.Y,Z, OF PRESENT SOCIETY HALF KNOWLEDGE HUMAN FIGURES ARE NOT ELLIGIBLE TO TAKE UP THE BEYOND HUMAN ADVENTURAL HERCULOUS TASK MISSION WITH GRAND SUCCESS.GOD BLESS ALL.

  14. January 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    i suggest the ANANTHA KOTI PADMANABHA temple,TRIVANDAM,KERALA administration to please arrange different types of yagna and yagas daily performance IN SRI.PADMANABHA TEMPLE for global prosperity and individual well-fare.those who are not married so far,if married facing lot of difficulties in wedding life.for them,please perform kalyana kamesti yagna.likewise,fore those who donot having children,for them,please perform,puthra kamesti yagna for blessed with good children.more over,for global peace please arrange to perform ahwa medha yaga for human peace and tranquility.forether more,please refer,old indian classic veda,yagna,yaga books for performing some more maximum yagnas for world peace .as date back earlier our great raja,maharaja,chakravarthies performed so many yagnas on this bharatha khanda soil for human peace.god bless all.

  15. February 25, 2012 at 12:05 am

    TODAY IN KALIYUGA THE ADHARMA PREVAILED ENTIRE UNIVERSE.IT IS IN FOUR DIMENSIONAL NEGATIVE DEVIL EMOTIONAL WAVE PRESSURE.CONTAMINATED ALL DEVINE CRATED SOULS INCLUDING HUMAN.ON EARTH TODAY NO PEACE IS FOUND IN ANY WALK OF CREATIVE LIFE.SO,T…HE TIME HAS RIPED TO PERFORM THE YAGNAS,YAGAS AND HOMAS FOR FUTURE PROSPERITY OF HUMAN EXISTENCE ON EARTH.SO,LIKE OLD RUSHI,MUNI AND RAJA,MAHARAJAS AND CHAKRAVARTHY.WE HAVE TO PERFORM SOMANY YAGNAS DAILY ON EARTH FOR OUR SATISFACTORY LIVE MOVES.SO,I REQUEST ALL GLOBIANS,TEMPLE AUTHORITIES,GLOBAL DHARMA AND SAMSKARA PROTECTION TRUSTIES TO PLEASE COME FORWARD WITH BROAD MIND AND PURE HEART AND DO SOME THING WONDER WITH PERFORMING SO MANY YAGNAS,YAGAS AND PROTECT THE GLOBE FROM NEGATIVE FIRE BLASING ANNIHILATION WILL BE EXPECTED IN COMING FUTURE.GOD BLESS ALL CREATURES AND ENTIRE UNIVERSE

  16. HARI VSRC SHARMA BE.C.ENGG.
    March 7, 2012 at 1:01 am

    PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS WHHILE OPENING OLD MISTIRIOUS SPOTS IN PADMANABHA TEMPLE.PLEASE TAKE HELP FROM NABUDIRI FAMILY MANTRIC SCHOLARS TO DO YAGNA SHANTHI TO AVOID ARISTA TO GLOBE.

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