The world’s richest and sacred temple Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, southwest coast is all filled with British colonial architecture.
The temple is being gold plated with awestruck decadence and glory. It has been the most revered temple in India. The divinity of the temple has its trace since ages.
It is the most iconic attraction of the state and one of the 108 divine Vishnu temples or Divya Desams around the world.
Why Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is so venerated temple?
- The temple was originally built in the 6th century A.D. and it was later beautified and embellished further by the Kings of Travancore after 10 centuries. The epochal family of Travancore is believed to be descendants of the highly regarded devoted saint Kulashekhara Alwar.
- The temple was built almost exactly like the famous Sri Adikesavaperumal Temple at Thiruvattar.
- The temple derives its name from the position of Brahma seated on a lotus emanating from the Lord’s navel.
- The shrine is one of the most venerated abodes of Hindu deity Maha Vishnu. The reason is that God resides in Anantha Shaiya (in a supine position on the giant serpent Shesha) with a lotus attached.
- The Goddess of Prosperity Sridevi and Bhudevi the Goddess of Earth, are two consorts of Vishnu are by his side.
- The temple has secret vaults embedded in it. It has been said that Travancore stored riches in the vault which came out of the walls while building the temple.
- The wealth stored into the four chambers which have been unopened amount to be 25 billion in the 19th century.
- It has been believed that the chamber is closely linked to the Arabian Sea. Any attempt made with the modern technologies to open the door will unleash disasters across the state and in Kerala.
- When the five vaults out of six got revealed in 2011, the treasure which was revealed was beyond human imagination.
- The treasures were bags full of ancient gold coins, diamonds, gemstones, very heavy and huge gold, and diamond necklaces
The last door of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
- It was discovered that there are six vaults in the Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram the Indian state of Kerala, where five of its six vaults were opened on 27 June 2011.
And the last door such as the last chamber is yet to open but have till now not given permittance.
By the recent findings of the wealth in the vaults, researches have found to be riches up to 1 trillion
- Among the six kallaras or chambers in the Temple, Bharatakkon Kallara (Chamber B) is very closely associated with Sri Padmanabhaswamy. It is not a part of the Temple Treasury and yet has not been opened.
- The revered holy Chamber houses a Srichakram, an idol of Sri Padmanabha and many valuables meant to enhance the potency of the Principal Deity.
- For documentation purposes, these vaults or chambers have been designated as vaults A, B, C, D, E, and F.
The rest of the vaults are at least opened eight times in a year, expect of the main vault that is Vault B. This holy room is being assessed by the Trust members and other learned Astrologers of India, as a highly mysterious, sacred and unpredictably perilous to unveil it.
- One of the persons who knew exactly what lies behind that secret door is the devout Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the head of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore. He, however, has sealed his lips forever.
Padmanabhaswamy Temple VAULT B, The chamber B is considered to be Closed as a secret chamber with the ‘naga bandham’ or ‘naga pasam’ ‘mantras’. The mantras were chanted by ‘sidda purashas’ who lived during the reign of king marthandavarma in the 16th century.
The question has been on the verge that who can open that vault B?
It is said that a door of such a secret vault can be opened by a highly revered ‘sadhu’ or ‘mantrikas’ who are familiar with the knowledge of extricating ‘naga bandham’ or ‘naga pasam’ by chanting a ‘garuda mantra’; so except in this way, the door can’t be opened by any means by anyone.
It is said that if these mantras are chanted properly by some Sadhu, only then will the door open. Else, mighty serpents guarding the door will demolish all those who try to unlock the door.
In the 1930s, when a gang of temple invaders tried to withdraw the belongings of Vault B, they failed in their evil mission as a result of the immense and noxious snakes that came in their way out of nowhere.
SPECULATION OF MISSING TREASURE
According to the India Times, an audit conducted into the assets of the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram has shown that a massive amount of gold from its repositories has mysteriously disappeared.
As per the reports in 2017, “the historic Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Thiruvananthapuram has claimed to the supreme court that eight diamonds adorning the forehead of an idol at the temple, which was a part of the temple treasure, have been reported as missing. … It said that as per reports, the missing stones and ornaments were valued at Rs 21.7 lakhs.”
As per a detailed report by Vinod Rai and union leader R Chandrakutty, many things have been stolen including centuries-old precious assets.
There has been a legal battle raging between a royal family and government over the temple wealth. Travancore family consider themselves as the guardians of the temple and the owner of the wealth.
The government is seeking control of the treasure which the royal family is refusing.
The treasure has some spiritual and historical value that needs to be restored and that is why the government’s proposal to melt down the gold is being a controversial issue.
The sree Padmanabhaswamy temple holds a great significance and has built up with profound divine force.