28 April 2012


The temple that houses a sleeping idol of Lord Vishnu is the richest temple in the world. Treasure worth
Rs 500,000 crore ($ 100,000,000,000) or 100 billiion dollars was recently found in secret chambers on temple
 land. Golden crowns, 17 kg of gold coins, 18 ft long golden necklace weighing 2.5 kg, gold ropes, sack full
of diamonds, thousands of pieces of antique jewellery, and golden vessels were some of the treasures
unearthed during the weekend.

Rs. 1 Crore =
Rs. 1,00,00,000 =
Rs. 10,000,000 =
Rs. 10 Million =
$ 200,000 (At very appx. Rs. 50 = $1)


 With an annual income of Rs 650 crores, Tirupathi Balaji is the second richest deity in India. The temple
has over 3000 kgs of gold deposited in different banks and Rs 1000 crore in fixed deposits. The temple
trust receives around Rs 300 crore, 350 kg of gold and 500 kg of silver as donations every year.

 The famous pilgrim center of Shri Saibaba temple in Shirdi, one of the richest temples in Maharashtra, has
 ornaments and jewellery worth over Rs. 32 crore and investments running into Rs. 450 crore according to
 official documents. The temple trust has gold worth Rs 24.41 crore, silver worth Rs 3.26 crore, silver coins
 worth Rs 6.12 lakh, gold coins worth Rs 1.288 crore and gold pendants worth Rs. 1.123 crore. Annual revenue
 of the trust is approximately Rs. 450 crore.

 The second most visited temple in the country after
Tirupathi Balaji, Vaishno Devi has
an annual income of Rs 500 crore.
Managed by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board,
popularly called the Shrine Board,
the temple has a daily income of Rs 40 crore.
 Situated in the heart of Mumbai, the second
richest temple in the state of Maharastra
has an annual income of Rs 46 crore
and has Rs 125 crore in fixed deposits.
The temple known for its famous devotees
receives around
Rs 10-15 crores as donations
every year.
As per the financial records of Shree Siddhivinayak
Ganapati Temple Trust, the assets of the temple stood
at approximately Rs.140 crore for the year ended
March 2009.

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