What happened to the treasure found in Padmanabhaswamy Temple?

What happened to the treasure found in Padmanabhaswamy Temple?

Following the orders of the Supreme Court of India, a court-appointed committee opened the vaults on 30 June 2011 and entered vault A. They unlocked an iron grille and a heavy wooden door, then removed a granite slab from the floor. Beneath, a few steps led to a dark room which stored the treasure.

Has vault B been opened?

Vault B is the final vault that has not been opened yet. The royal family claimed that only the anterooms of the vault were opened, and not the main chamber as there was a mystical curse associated with it.

How much gold was recovered from Padmanabhaswamy Temple?

The Padmanabha Swamy temple estimated treasure so far is around R. 90,000 crore ($22 billion) after gold, jewels and statues were unearthed from the 16th century shrine. The value of treasure is based on what has been found Vaults A, C, D, E and F as Vault B, which contains exotic treasure, is yet to be opened.

Who found the treasure in Padmanabhaswamy Temple?

Sundararajan, 70, a frail former IPS officer living in a spartan Brahmin settlement barely 100 feet away from the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, did the unthinkable. He filed a petition that culminated in the dramatic opening of the temple’s vaults, uncovering a treasure that some estimate is worth over Rs 1 lakh crore.

Where was the treasure found in Kerala temple?

Treasure, thought to be worth billions of rupees, has been unearthed from secret underground chambers in a temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Precious stones, gold and silver are among valuables found at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple.

Is there a trillion dollar treasure in Padmanabhaswamy Temple?

Legend has it that beyond Vault B, there is a hidden chamber with thick walls made of solid gold containing immeasurable riches. According to an estimate made by the Travancore Royal Family, the treasure in the unopened Vault B alone could be worth at least one trillion dollars in present value.

Where is the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala located?

The famed Padmanabhaswamy temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the creator of the universe, in Thiruvananthapuram, in the state of Kerala, has fascinated India for many years.

How many vaults are there in Padmanabhaswamy Temple?

The Supreme Court of India ordered an inventory of the temple’s six sacred vaults. Four of the vaults, which are opened regularly, contained no surprises. The remaining two, denoted A and B by the court and said to be unopened for centuries, caused great excitement.