India has a wonderful history of temples that are many years old. These temples here are made to belong to a never-ending halt of history. And, these temples do devotional sentiment work in the minds of the devotee. Temples are like an expectation for the devotee, where the devotees present their grief and pain before the Lord and wished to release them.
However many devotees offer some offering to God at the time of worship in the form of cash, gold, etc, which has greatly expanded the deposit capital of some temples.
So today we will have a look at the 10 temples of India that have become very rich now.
1. The Padmanabhaswamy temple or world’s Richest temple:
This temple located in Thiruvananthapuram of the state of Kerala and it is one of the oldest among the Hindu temples also the best example of Dravidian art and style. This is one of the world’s Vaishnava temples where it is a 5 feet high statue of Lord Vishnu.
Though the history of this temple is quite old and in the 10th century many kings rebuilt it. Some historical books also show that many kings hide their treasures in these temples. In 2011 when 5 doors of 6 of this temple were opened then uncountable treasure found from it of which the statue of Lord Vishny itself was 500 crore rupees.
In Shree Padmanabhswamy Temple, the Lord Vishnu is seated in the reclining posture for which millions of devotees come from far and wide to worship them. This temple’s total property is thousands of crores.
2. Tirupati Balaji or Venkateswara Temple of Tirumala:
This temple located in Chittor state of Andhra Pradesh district is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara which is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Which was built by Tamil king Thondaiman. It contains 7 feet high status of Lord Vishnu. It is counted among the richest temple in the world.
Here every day more than 30000 people come to worship. And at the time of the festival, its figure goes on millions. This temple has close to 600 crore rupees annually earnings and the total property is greater than 37000 crore. This temple is run by the trusted name Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.
3. Sai Baba Temple:
This temple is located in Shirdi of Nasik which dedicated to Sai baba or Chand Miyan who is born in 1838. He is considered as the spiritual master however there is no evidence of him explaining his spirituality and his contribution to our freedom revolution in history books. Yet their lots of devotees are increasing in this world. and the people of every religion worship them.
According to the rumors, this temple is located at the same place where Sai baba had sacrificed his life. The throne on which Sai Baba is sitting is made of 54kg of Gold.
Sai Baba trust also includes 1800 crore rupees, 400 kg of Gold, 4500 kg of silver, and many foreign currencies, and this trust is run by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust.
4. Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple:
This temple is located in Guruvayur in Kerala state, which is dedicated to Hindu God Guruvayurappan or Lord Krishan incarnated form of Lord Vishnu. This temple is also known as the South Dwarika of Kerala.
In this temple, Shri Krishan is worshipped in his childlike form. Here thousands of people come to visit darshan every day. The total property of this temple is 2500 crore rupees.
5. Shri Vaishno Devi Temple:
This temple is located in Jammu and built in the cave on the mountains, which is dedicated to Goddess Vaishnavi, commonly known as Mata Rani, Trikuta, Ambe. According to Hindu mythology, this is one of the earliest temples.
That is why in this temple devotees come to worship despite being difficulties. This temple is donated 500 crores and it also has 1200 kg Gold. This temple is run by the trusted name Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board
6. Shree Jagannath Temple:
This temple is dedicated to Hindu God Jagannath, an incarnated form of Lord Vishnu, which is located in Puri of Odisha state. The beauty of this temple is worth seeing. here is Lord Jagannath decorated in 200kg of Gold.
Here millions of devotees come to worship. But during the time of Rath Yatra in the year, it is difficult to count devotees. This temple has yearly earned 200 crore rupee but rumor has also hidden uncountable property in this temple’s basement, which has not been opened till date.
7. The Golden Temple:
This temple is known as Harmandir Sahib Temple or Sri Darbar Sahab. It is situated in the Amritsar of Punjab state and known as the spiritual site of Sikhism. This temple was made by Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjan. This temple holds great importance to the people of the Sikh region. Although the earning of this temple has kept secret but, the golden walls of this temple clearly show how much they earn.
The best thing about this temple that it provides three times a meal to the pilgrims. And here thousands of people come to worship daily.
8. The Sabarimala Temple:
This temple is situated in the Periyar Tiger Reserve of the Perinad Village of Kerala state. And, it is dedicated to Lord Ayyapan, an incarnated form of Lord Vishnu in the form of Mohini, and Shiva. This temple is above 3000 feet of the mountain but despite this, thousands of people come here to worship.
Although this temple has been implicated in the dispute of worshiping in the temple of women for some years.
The annual earning of this temple is 250 crore and trusted by Sabarimala Sree Dharma Sastha Annadhana.
9. The Shree Siddhivinayak Temple:
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh and located in Mumbai of Maharastra state. Lord Ganesh’s black stone statue placed in this temple is 200 years old. And the dome of this temple is decked with 4 kg of Gold. In this temple every day the number of millions of people come to worship. The annual income of this temple is Rs 48 crore to Rs 125 crore.
10. The Somnath Temple:
This temple is located in Saurashtra on the western coast of Gujarat state, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. This is one of the best examples of Chalukya Sthapatya’s art and style.
Although many of the artworks of this temple were vandalized by foreign invaders like Muhammad Ghazni and Aurangzeb, this temple has been reconstructed seven times as per historical records. The crest of this temple of 15m. Thousands of people come here to worship. The annual income in this shrine is Rs 30 crore to Rs 35 crore.