Let’s take a look at some of the richest temples in India.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala)


The authorities recently discovered five secret cellars of the temple where treasure worth more than Rs 1,00,000 crore was found.
Padmanabhaswamy Temple is flooded with antique gold ornaments, sack full of Diamonds, golden idol of Vishnu worth Rs 500 Crore, golden crowns,golden bow, 17 kg of gold coins, gold in shape of rice trinkets, 18 feet long golden necklace weighing 2.5 kg, thousands of pieces of antique jewellery studded with diamonds and emeralds.

Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Temple (Andhra Pradesh)


It is the most sacred and second richest temple of India, popularly known as ‘Tirupati Balaji Temple’, is a popular pilgrimage destination.

The deity is clad with 1000kgs of gold!

The revenue from the sale of laddu annually is more than 11 million rupees.

Devotees drop bags of gold and at times even diamonds at the feet of Sri Venkateshwara.

The temple gets upto Rs 650 crores in donations every year

Saibaba Temple (Shirdi, Maharashtra)


The temple is among the top pilgrimage sites of the world built in 1922.  The temple has gold and silver jewellery worth approximately Rs 32 crore and silver coins worth more than Rs 6 lakh.

On an average there is an inflow of over 40,000 devotees which reaches to a million during festivals.
The temple gets donations worth Rs 350 crore every year.

Siddhivinayak Temple (Mumbai, Maharashtra)


It was originally built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil in 1801.  The dome of Lord Ganesha is coated in 3.7 kilos of gold.

The devotees on Tuesdays number at a daily five lakh

The total trust income of the temple was Rs 48 crore in the financial year 2010-11 and had Rs 125 crore in fixed deposits

It has received cash donation of two crores,47 lakhs, gold donations up to 727kg, and silver up to 11,538 kg

Golden Temple (Amritsar, Punjab)



The unique and charming place becomes even more beautiful and captivating during night time. The holiest shrine in the Sikh religion has its walls decorated with wooden panels and elaborated with gold and silver work.

The walls within are decorated with carved wooden panels and elaborate inlay work in silver and gold.

 'Adi Granth' is set with precious stones and has silver poles and a gold canopy.

Cooked food is serviced for 24 hours/ 365 days in the kitchen of the Golden Temple for pilgrims irrespective of religion, caste, creed and nationality. The expenses are met out of the Temple funds.

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