India is very populated with temples. Indian tradition is very rich. That can be observed from famous ancient old temples. All famous temples are rich with their art as well as big treasury. As per one survey conducted, only in southern part of India, there are more than 1.8 lakes temples available, which is quite surprising. All of these having the big amount of money, which has comes in a form of offering. Many people give currency notes and coins as well as gold and silver. All n all, these temples keep our community spirit alive. Temple is a place which gives relaxation to our mind. Also gives positive vibes to us. Here is the list of richest temples in India.
1. Shri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
One of the richest temples in India is Anantha Pasdmanabhaswamy Temple. This is located in Kerala state. Here this temple tops the list of the most richest temple in India. Anantha Pasdmanabhaswamy Temple is having the idol of one of the 108 Divya dreams of lord Vishnu. If we talk about the treasure of this rich temple then it is having more than one lakh crore rupees. Temple is present there since 1566.
Lord Vishnu Temple carries big treasury which includes gold ornaments, gold vassals, gold coin and real diamonds. Many devotees visit the temple during the year. Temple also celebrates each festival . One of the biggest celebration on laksh deepam festival. This is celebrated once in a six-year after big preparation and prayer. As per rule, only Hindu well-dressed devotees are allowed inside the temple. Lord Vishnu’s black idol is 18 ft in height and near about 2.5 kg in weight.
2. Shri Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu
Most of all Indian devotees are expected to visit at Vaishno Devi temple once in a lifetime. This temple is very much famous and rich among their devotees. Vaishno Devi ma is one of the 51 mata shakti peeth in India. Temple is located in a cave near Katra town in Jammu and Kashmir. This is located at 5300 feet height from the ground level.
This is second most rich and visited temple in India. Temple’s annual devotion value is around 500 crore. Each year more than 80 lakhs of pilgrims visit here to offer their devotion to maa Vaishno Devi. In spite of the difficult journey to reach the temple, pilgrims flow is remaining the same every year. This one of the most important shakti pith attracts most of Indian as well as people from all over the world.
3. Shri Sai Baba Temple, Maharashtra
There are a large number of people who has the strong belief in the miracle of Shri sai baba. Thousands of devotees visit the temple daily. The temple is located at town Shirdi, near from Mumbai city. The temple is managed by Shri sai sanathan trust.
The uniqueness of the temple is, both Hindu and Muslim religion people are there to take blessing from the baba. Annual devotion receives by the temple is more than 360 crore. Also, the temple is having an offering in the form of gold and silver. Devotes has a large amount of faith and trust on saint sai baba. Also one of the great work by temple trust is to run a mess. The temple is running a mess for devotees which provide a free meal to each devotee as prasad.
4. Shri Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh
Tirumala Tirupati temple is one of the oldest and biggest temples in India. Temple is located in Andhra Pradesh. The temple has been a witness for many festival and rituals from many years. One of the major rituals follows by most of the devotees is to offer their hairs to lord Venkateshwara.
In 2011, Indian president has inaugurated free meal mess at there for prasadam for visited devotees. Daily near about fifty thousand devotees visits there. The temple trust of having a treasury of more than six million. Also, there are a huge number of money, golds, and other precious things. One of the major incomes of the temple is from human hair. Offered hair is exported all over the world. Many of the celebrities also visited here regularly to take the blessing from the lord Venkateswara.
5. Shri Siddhivinayaka Temple, Maharashtra
The Siddhivinayaka temple is dedicated to the Lord Ganesha. Temple is two-hundred-year-old placed in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The line of Ganesha devotees is very large as more then two lakhs of people visits the temple every day. The number is increased at the time of different festivals and especially on Ganesh Mahotsav.
The temple makes its place in the richest temple with a worth of 100 crores annual income. As we can see that many temple part is covered with pure gold. As per the history says, siddhi Vinayak an idol of lord Ganesha was invoked by lord Vishnu during the war between demons Madhu and kaitabha. Lord idol is made of black stone. The temple is also famous among Bollywood celebrities and they are regular visitors of lord temple.
6. Golden Temple, Punjab
India was called ‘Sone ki Chidiya’ in early times and that can be seen actually from their rich temple. The Golden temple in Amritsar representing as the Sikh community temple which is also called ‘Gurudwara’. The temple was laid its foundation stone in the 16th century. The temple is well known for its gold covered temple doors and all another area.
The Original name of this gurudwara is Harmandir Saheb or Darbar Sahib Gurudwara. This is considered as the highest temple of Sikhism. Daily more than forty thousand devotees visits the gurudwara without any religious boundaries. As per the survey, the temple is net revenue around 400 million USD. People visits the place with full faith and devotion. Some of the rules to enter the gurudwara includes wash hand legs and face before entering and have to cover our head before going inn. Devotees also get Prasad in a mega meal which is called ‘langar’.
7. Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Uttar Pradesh
Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the most famous temples in India. The temple stands with all high glory since many years. Varanasi is considered as the holy city for Hindus. The temple is built on the river bank of The Ganga and it is dedicated to lord Shiva.
The temple is one of the 12 jo yo tiling all over the country. The annual revenue of the temple might reach at 5 crores. Some parts of the temple are covers with gold. Each year around 3 million devotees visits the temple to take blessing from lord shiva. The Shivling is 60 centimeter in height. It is believed that by taking this temple blessing you can get moksha after death.
8. Shri Meenakshi Temple, Tamilnadu
Indian goddess Parvati Ji idol is established in the main temple. The Meenakshi temple is the greatest example of Indian architecture since it built in the 7th century. The temple is located in Madurai city of Tamilnadu state. There are around fourteen gopurams in the temple of various heights.
The southern part of people found the temple very holy and visits with full of faith. There are around 25 thousand of devotees of Maa Parvathi visits the temple each day. Temple is built in the very large area of 45 acres. Also, the temple is very rich in terms of the temple treasury. The main attraction of the Meenakshi temple is Hall of thousand pillars. The temple is celebrating many big festivals during the year. Some of the important temple festivals are Navratri ,hivaratri., Thiruvizha and Theppa Thiruvizha.
9. The Somnath Temple, Gujarat
The First Jyotirlinga from twelve is Somnath Mahadev. The temple is located at Somnath in Gujarat state. Somnath has been attacked by Muslim ruler 17 times for its gold and silver treasury. Still, there is much amount of gold and other expensive things to make it in the list of India’s richest temple.
The temple is also known for its immense religious significance and incredible architecture. Temple has all gold plated inside the main temple Group. Daily many of the devotees visit the place from Gujarat and all over the country. As per the history, the temple was created first by lord Chandra, and then by Ravana. After that, it was created by lord Shri Krishna with wood and in the final stage, the temple is made of stones.
10. Shri Jagannath Temple, Odisha
As per one survey conducted in 2010, The temple trust bank deposit is around 150 crore. Their donation is coming through all devotees of lord Jagannath. There are around 30,000 devotees come to a temple every day. The temple has very magnificent fact and truth related to the temple. This is located in puri district in Odisha state.
The idol inside the temple is made of special kind of wood, this is changed each year. The main attraction of the temple is their Rath Yatra. Rath yatra organizes once a year and many devotees specially visit puri to participate in that. As per temple rules, only Hindu and Indian origin people can enter inside the Jagannath temple.