India is famous all around the world as the ‘Land of Temples’, and Indians are known for their unconditional, unshakable faith in their religion. Consistently, a large number of aficionados throng these Indian temples, attributable to the rich legacy and social hugeness these sanctuaries are associated with. People of different religions and convictions offer numerous valuable resources for the temples as a token of their love and belief. So, on the same lines, let’s take a tour of the richest temples in India. Here is a list of the temples (in no particular order), which are so loaded with riches, that if together, they can literally regulate the economy of India. Shocked? Read ahead to be flabbergasted! 1. Tirupati Venkateswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh Tirupati Venkateshwara Temple is the old and sacrosanct sanctuary of Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu. The temple is situated on the seventh top of the Tirupati Hills and is otherwise called the “Temple of Seven Hills”. About 60,000 explorers visit the sanctuary each day. It is said that people offer sacks of gold at the feet of Shri Venkateswara. The sanctuary gets up to 650 crore as gifts each year. The temple’s trust has more than 50,000 crore rupees worth of assets. This is one of the well known and wealthiest temples in India. You can take a Chennai to Tirupati taxi to reach Tirumala where this temple is located. 2. Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala Padmanabhaswamy Temple is known to be the “Wealthiest Temple in India’, and in the world too. This temple is located in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and has made history with its tremendous and huge riches that were recovered from this temple recently. This temple shot to fame on 7th July 2011, after the assets were found from 5 mystery basements of the sanctuary complex where treasure worth more than Rs. 1,00,000 crore was found, which is around US$22.3 billion altogether! 3. Puri Jagannath Temple, Orissa Puri Jagannath Temple is an acclaimed Hindu sanctuary devoted to Lord Jagannath, signifying “the Lord of the Universe” and situated in Puri in the state of Orissa, India. Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are the three idols that are worshiped at the Jagannath Puri temple. The temple is well known for its yearly Rath Yatra or chariot festival. It has a colossal accumulation of gold trimmings, precious stones and other gems in its ownership. Subsequently, it is the wealthiest temple in north-eastern side of India. 4. Sai Baba Temple, Shirdi Sai temple of Shirdi is among the top religious destinations in the world. It is an excellent, hallowed place that was built in 1922. The temple is around 296 kilometers away from Mumbai City and is the third wealthiest temple in India where a large number of aficionados of various religions and stations visit regularly. Shirdi is thronged by devotees and inquisitive sightseers who voyage to this sacred place of Shri Saibaba. The temple has gold and silver assets worth Rs 32 crore (approx.) and silver coins worth more than Rs 6 lakh. 5. Siddhivinayak Temple, Maharashtra Siddhivinayak Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. The temple has a little mandap corridor with the hallowed place for Siddhi Vinayak “Ganesh” who grants all your wishes. Famous Bollywood stars and public identities often visit the temple to seek blessings of Lord Ganesha. The Siddhivinayak Temple gets grants worth Rupees 100-150 million consistently, making it the Mumbai city’s wealthiest temple trust. It is one of the wealthiest sanctuaries in Mumbai, and the fifth wealthiest temple on the planet. So get your online cab booking , train ticket booking or your flight tickets at the earliest to avoid the huge crowd that the above mentioned temples see consistently throughout the year. Have a divine trip!
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