Know Top Richest Temples in India

Published: 22nd October 2011
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India has many terrific temples which are not only known for their religious shrines but also for their impressive structures and splendid exteriors and interiors as well. Due to their impressive structure, Indian temples have been very popular among tourists also coming form different parts of the world.

Have a look at top richest temples in India.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Located in Trivandrum, the capital city of Indian state of Kerala, the Padmanabhaswamy Tempe is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is considered as one 108 sacred abodes of Lord Vishnu. Constructed in Dravidian style of architecture the temple has magnificent architecture. It is also one of the richest temples in India. Recent estimates suggest that it would be the richest temples in the world. Recently (in June 11), treasures worth $20bn were found at underground vaults of this temple.

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple
Located in Tirupati Temple at Tirupati in Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati Temple is officially the richest temple in India. But it would be now the second riches temple in India after the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala. It is believe that this temple gets 650 crore rupees every year in donation. Interestingly, the gold of the deity itself is 1000 kg. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, also known by other names - Balaji, Vishnu, and Govinda.

Sai Baba Temple
Located at Sirdi in Indian state of Maharashtra, Sai Baba Temple is a holy shrine to spiritual leader Saibaba. It is the third richest temple in the country. Millions of devotees from different religions & castes visit this temple everyday. Worth 350 crore rupees are donated to this temple every year. The temple has gold and silver jewelry worth approximately 30 crore rupees and silver coins worth more that 6 lakh rupees.

Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir
Siddhivinayak Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is located in Mumbai, the financial capital most cosmopolitan city of India. It is frequently visited by commoners and many Indian celebrities. It has been one of the richest temples in India. It gets donation of worth approximately 150 million rupees every year. The dome over Ganesha is coated in 3.7 kg gold.

These temples are not known for known for their religious significance, magnificent architecture and of course riches. These riches temples are also very popular among tourists and among top attractions of India tourism. Many India tourism packages are designed with combination of these magnificent and prosperous temples.

Santosh Ets is an eminent analyst and writer in Tour and Travel related topics. He has authored many books on real estate guide for India Tourism and India Tourism Packages. Now he is rendering his services.

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