By the time of independence, India was battered, bruised and left wounded. Ancient India was called a Golden Sparrow because it was a wealthy and prosperous place. However, if we say we are a poor country now, it would not be completely right.
You’ll be shocked to know that there are five places in India that have been found with huge amount of wealth amounting to millions, kept hidden from the world. The owners of such huge wealth, mostly rulers of various princely states, probably chose to keep their most precious possessions underground to avoid frequent plundering by foreign invaders.
Among them, the following five places have come into public view, but imagine how many more such treasures could be hiding from the world! One of the five places is this temple:
1. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala
The value of treasure consisting of thousands of kilos of gold, diamonds, gems and silver ornaments, found concealed in different cellars at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is estimated to cross over a mind-blowing Rs 1,00,000 crore. Forget about the Kohinoor and other jewels here, according to experts, it is impossible to say how costly the idol of Lord Vishnu stored in the treasure of this temple would be. The several chambers of the temple storing tremendous wealth have been opened, but there is one main cellar that still needs to be explored.
2. The Krishna River, Andhra Pradesh
This river is the birthplace of the famous ‘Kohinoor’ diamond. These mines were the main source of diamond for the whole world for some time. It is believed that even today, there are uncountable diamonds present underneath the River.
3. Shree Mookambika Temple, Karnataka
Nestling in the foothills of Kodachadri hills of the Western Ghats, Shree Mookambika Temple is a busy pilgrim center of Karnataka. Over the past couple of years, the temple’s annual income hasn’t exceeded Rs 17 crore. The management, however, has spent over Rs 35 crore for developmental projects over the past 10 years. The priests of this temple have confirmed the presence of hidden treasure here, which according to them is inside a closed chamber here. The gate of this chamber has a snake symbol drawn on it, which the priests say, indicates wealth.
5. Son Bhandar Caves, Rajgir, Bihar
Son Bhandar, which literally means storehouse of gold are the twin caves having hidden royal treasures. It is said that these caves lead to the untouched treasure of King Bimbisara. A canon mark near the inscription stands testimony to the British’s failed attempt to break open the doorway.