Snakes Guarding the Treasures In The World’s Richest Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Shree Vishnu’s associates of Vaikuntha took avatars in India during Dwapar Yug to take part in the Krishna leela to re-establish dharma for the common people. Divine king of Snakes, Sheshnag’s avatar was Balram, brother of Shree Krishn. The followers of Balram are protecting the doors of Padmanabhaswamy temple.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Bhagwan Vishnu located in Thiruvananthapuram, India. The shrine is currently run by a trust headed by the royal family of Travancore. The Maharajahs of Travancore are Cheras and descendants of the great saint Kulashekhara Alwar. The temple is one of 108 Divya Desams (pious abodes of Vishnu) – principal centres of worship of the deity in Vaishnavism. The temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil literature canon of the Tamil Alvar saints (6th–9th centuries CE), with structural additions to it made throughout the 16th century CE, when its ornate Gopuram was constructed. The temple has historical significance for Sanatan Dharmis.
There is mention of the Deity and the Padmanabhaswamy temple in hundreds of years old, several extant Hindu Texts, ancient scripts, recent Sangam Tamil literature (500 BC to 300 AD wherein it was referred to as the “Golden Temple” on account of its then unimaginable wealth), and the treasures consist of countless artifacts dating back to the Chera, Pandya, Mesopotamian, Greek and Roman epochs.
- 1 Padmanabhaswamy Mandir and the Mysterious Protection of Its Treasure
- 2 Followers of Krishna’s Brother Balaram Still Protecting the Last Doors of the Treasures
Padmanabhaswamy Mandir and the Mysterious Protection of Its Treasure
Deities of Padmanabhaswamy Temple
The Temple is a replica of the famous Sri Adikesavaperumal Temple at Thiruvattar. Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple gave its name to Kerala’s state capital Thiruvananthapuram. ‘Thiru’ ‘Anantha’ ‘Puram’ means Sacred Abode of Bhagwan Anantha Padmanabha. The city is also known as Anandapuram (City of Bliss) and Syananduram (Where Bliss is not far off). Ananda refers to Sree Padmanabha Himself. Hindu scriptures refer to the Supreme Being as ‘Sachidananda’ (Absolute Truth, Absolute Consciousness and Absolute Bliss). Even today Kerala is known as God’s own country.
The Principal Deity, Padmanabhaswamy, is enshrined in the “Anantha-sayanam” posture (in the eternal sleep of Yoga-nidra on the serpent Anantha). The Maharajah of Travancore bears the title, “Sree Padmanabhadasa’ (Servant of Bhagwan Padmanabha).
In line with the Temple Entry Proclamation, only those who profess the Hindu faith are permitted entry to the temple. Devotees have to strictly follow the dress code. Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple still exists to the north west of Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple. The Samadhi (final resting place) of the Swamiyar exists to the west of the Sri Padmanabha Temple. A Krishna Temple was built over the Samadhi. This Temple, known as Vilvamangalam Sri Krishna Swami Temple, belongs to Thrissur Naduvil Madhom.
In the sanctum sanctorum, Sri Padmanabha reclines on the serpent Anantha or Adi Sesha. The serpent has five hoods facing inwards, signifying contemplation. The Bhagwan’s right hand is placed over a Shiv Lingam. Sridevi, the Devi of Prosperity and Bhudevi the Devi of Earth, two consorts of Vishnu are by his side. Brahma emerges on a lotus, which emanates from the navel of the Bhagwan. The deity is made from 12,000 saligrams. These saligrams are from the banks of the Gandaki River in Nepal, and to commemorate this, certain rituals are performed at the Pashupatinath Temple. The deity of Sri Padmanabha is covered with, “Katusarkara yogam”, a special ayurvedic mix, which forms a plaster that keeps the deity clean. The daily worship is done with flowers and the abhishekam.
Inside Padmanabhaswamy Temple
The platforms in front of the Vimanam and where the deity rests, are both carved out of a single massive stone and hence called “Ottakkal-mandapam.” The Ottakkal-mandapam were cut out of a rock at Thirumala, about 4 miles north of the temple, measuring 20 feet square and 2.5 feet thick was brought and placed in front of the deity in the month of Edavom In order to perform darshan and puja, one has to ascend the to the mandapam. The Deity is visible through three doors – the visage of the reclining Bhagwan and Shiv Ling underneath the hand is seen through the first door; Sridevi and Divakara Muni in Katusarkara, Brahma seated on a lotus emanating from the Bhagwan’s navel, hence the name, “Padmanabha”, gold abhisheka moorthies of Bhagwan Padmanabha, Sridevi and Bhudevi, and silver utsava moorthi of Padmanabha through the second door; the Bhagwan’s feet, and Bhudevi and Kaundinya Muni in Katusarkara through the third door. Only the King of Travancore may perform sashtanga namaskaram, or prostrate on the “Ottakkal Mandapam”. It is traditionally held that anybody who prostrates on the mandapam has surrendered all that he possesses to the Deity. Since the ruler has already done that, he is permitted to prostrate on this mandapam.
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. The holy Chamber houses a Srichakram, an idol of Sri Padmanabha and many valuables meant to enhance the potency of the Principal Deity. It has in it the presence of many Bhagwans and sages worshipping the Bhagwan. Kanjirottu Yakshi also resides in the Chamber worshipping Bhagwan Narasimha. The enchanting and ferocious forms of this Yakshi are painted on the south-west part of the main Sanctum.
Supreme Court of India appointed the seven member committee in the presence of the Head Trustee of Travencore Trust of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple. Recently at Tiruvananthapuram, state of Kerala had opened the six secret vaults of the Vishnu temple.
The researchers discovered under 20 feet of the ground approximately $ 22 billion (as per some analysts) worth of highly valuable gold in the form of, diamond jewellary, golden utensils, weapons, Bhagwan idols, golden elephants idols and diamond necklaces having 500 kilograms weight and 18 feet length and bags full of golden coins of different nations, including Napolean and Italian coins in their one week of findings. With this Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy of Tiruvnanthapuram has emerged the richest Bhagwan on the earth. And this world is looking at the opulence of this Bhagwan in a great shock and pleasant surprise.
Padmanabhaswamy Temple: Treasure Doors Opened First time in Recent Years
The secret of the treasures of Sri Padmanabh Swami was always kept safe.The rumors about the treasure was left as rumors until an Adovacate Ananda Padmanabhan like any observant raised his doubts about the treasure of the temple. On September 2007 behalf of two devotees submitted a lawsuit against the management looking after the temple at a low court in Trivandrum. The lawsuit submitted said that from his researches and study the temple hide beneath it almost six chambers or kallaras which contain lot of wealth as according to the legend temple may have hidden treasure in it. In the lawsuit he had pleaded the court to not to allow the temple management or the Henchman to touch the kallaras. On the basis of this the law court of Trivandrum appointed two commisioners who is to be present whenever the vault is being opened by the temple workers. On October with the two officers along Anantha Padmanabhan when one of the biggest anneiversery of the temple was taking place. They entered the room were the diety was kept and behind the deity they found the six kallaras as said by Ananda Padmanabhan. They opened two vaults namely C And D which contained the ornaments of God which were used during festive. These vaults were closed and sealed again.
After continuously filing several appeal to the Supreme court; the court finally appointed supervisors to check for the rest of kallaras in the temple. During the supervising two vaults were opened and contained an immense amount of wealth. The findings of the treasure makes a total amount of one lakh crore. The kallaras are arranged in an order A to B. In these vaults A and B were never opened for 150 years. It is said that the chamber was last opened in 1930.
In 1931 December 6 sunday at an auspicious time of 10am Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma himself inserted the key to the chambers of secret of the Padmanabh Swami temple to its rusty locks. An ambulance was waiting outside the temple as no one was sure what they were going to witness inside the temple. As the locks couldn’t be opened they had to work really hard for two and a half hours to break open the doors.
It was then found that the other kallaras were behind it. All the total four kallaras were opened; namely Mahabaratha konathu kallara, Sree Pandarathu kallara, Vedavyana konnathu kallara and Saraswathi konathu kallara. The mission was stopped at around 3:30pm.
According to the Hindu editor present during the time of this event reported that they found four brass chest filled up with old coins , a granary like thing filled with gold and silver coins he also reported that they found many articrafts made up of gold and silver, later they found a wooden chest filled with gold, diamond, rubies and many other precious stones.
The temple treasure was recently opened after court orders. In June 2011, the Supreme Court directed the authorities from the archaeology department and the fire services, to open the secret chambers of the temple for inspection of the items kept inside. The temple has six hitherto known vaults (Kallaras), labeled as A to F, for book keeping purpose by the Court (Since, however, an Amicus Curie Report by Justice Gopal Subramaniam, in April 2014, has reportedly found two more further subterranean vaults that have been named G and H). While vaults A and B have been unopened over the past many years the vaults C to F have been opened from time to time. The two priests of the temple, the ‘Periya Nambi’ and the ‘Thekkedathu Nambi’, are the custodians of the four vaults, C to F, which are opened periodically. The Supreme Court had directed that “the existing practices, procedures, and rituals” of the temple be followed while opening vaults C to F and using the articles inside, while Vaults A and B would be opened only for the purpose of making an inventory of the articles and then closed. The review of the temple’s underground vaults was undertaken by a seven-member panel appointed by the Supreme Court of India to generate an inventory, leading to the enumeration of a vast collection of articles that are traditionally kept under lock and key. A detailed inventory of the temple assets, consisting of gold, jewels, and other valuables is yet to be made.
Opulence of the World’s Wealthiest Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Among the reported findings, are a three-and-a-half feet tall solid pure golden idol of Mahavishnu, studded with hundreds of diamonds and rubies and other precious stones. Also found were an 18-foot-long pure gold chain, a gold sheaf weighing 500 kilos, a 36-kilo golden veil, 1200 ‘Sarappalli’ gold coin-chains that are encrusted with precious stones, and several sacks filled with golden artifacts, necklaces, diadems, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, gemstones, and objects made of other precious metals and precious stones. Ceremonial attire for adorning the deity in the form of 16-part gold anki weighing almost 30 kilograms (66 lb), gold coconut shells studded with rubies and emeralds, and several 18th century Napoleonic era coins were found many other objects. In early-2012, an expert committee had been appointed to investigate these objects, which include lakhs of golden coins of the Roman Empire, that were found in Kottayam, in Kannur District. According to Vinod Rai, the former Comptroller-and-Auditor-General(CAG) of India, who had audited some of the Temple records in August 2014, in the already opened vault A, there is an 800-kilo hoard of gold coins, dating to around 200 B.C, each coin priced at over ₹ 2.70 crores. Also found, was a pure Golden Throne adorned with hundreds of diamonds and fully precious stones, meant as a seat for the 18-foot-long Deity. According to varying reports, at least three, if not many more, solid gold crowns have been found, all studded with diamonds and other precious stones. Some other media reports also mention hundreds of pure gold pots, chairs and jars, among the articles recovered from Vault A and its antechambers.
This revelation has solidified the status of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple as the wealthiest temple in the world. It is conservatively estimated that the value of the monumental items is close to ₹1.2 lakh crore or ₹1.2 trillion (US$18 billion). If the antique and cultural value were taken into account these assets could be worth ten times the current market price.
These estimates were on the basis of the revelations since July 2011, when five vaults were opened, with the at least one remaining vault (B), which is the largest, still closed. One of the oldest existing estimates regarding Vault B, which can be considered to be at least as reliable as any other made since the discovery of the hidden treasure (or assets) of the Temple in 2011, was done by the Travancore Royal Family itself in the 1880s. According to the then drawn-up estimate, the riches contained in Vault B, which is the only vault (of the reported six) that is unopened so far, since the discovery of the treasure, were worth ₹12,000 crores. Considering the subsequent inflation of the rupee, and the increase in the prices of gold and other precious metals and stones since, the treasure in the unopened vault B alone, would be worth at least ₹ 50 trillion (US$1 trillion) in present-day terms, before the cultural value being factored in.
Imagine the opulence of free India, when it was under reign of Hindu kings, this asset is of only one major Padamanabha Swamy temple of Kerala, there are many such lavish temples constructed by Hindu kings all over India, the treasures of all these major temples, worth trillions of rupees, were looted by terrorist mughals and greedy britishers. At conservative rate, the opulence of free India must be at least ₹ 500 quadrillion, 1500 years back. Ancient Hindus consumed food served on silver and gold utensils, after robbery of invaders, they started using copper and brass utensils. By the time India attained freedom, after massive loot of 900 years foreign invasion, Indians started using steel and aluminium articles.
As of March 2013, inventorying and valuation of the items in vaults C, D, E, and F were just completed; while formal inventorying of vault A had just commenced; and vaults B, G, and H along with their several ante-chambers were yet to be opened. Over 1.04 lakh ‘articles’ have been retrieved, valuated and put back, in the vaults C, D, E and F. Vault A contains over 1.02 lakh articles. An ‘article’ could be either an individual item, or collections of several items, examples of the latter being a cache of 1,95,000 ‘Rassappanams’ (Gold coins) weighing 800 kg and sets of Navaratnas (collections of nine different kinds of fully precious diamonds). There are over 60,000 fully precious stones, set as parts of larger pieces of gold jewelery, amongst those over-1.04 lakh items inventoried from vaults C, D, E and F. The results of the inventory are not to be released until the completion of the whole process by order of the Supreme Court of India.
Followers of Krishna’s Brother Balaram Still Protecting the Last Doors of the Treasures
Treasure and Mysterious Seventh Chamber of Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Balaram brother of Shree Krishna in Dwapar Yug and the serpentine of Shri Maha Vishnu in Vaikunta, had visited this temple according to Shrimad Bhagavatham. Balram is Sheshnag, king of all nags and snakes are followers of him.
The entire world stands now to know what’s behind the Mysterious Last door of Padmanabha Swamy temple. According to the experts it is expected to unlock by itself when a Secret Mantra is spelled as it is locked in that way.
This chamber is being considered by the Trust members and other learned Astrologers of India, as highly mysterious, sacred, risky and dangerous to unveil it. Because the steel door of the Chamber-B is having two big Cobra Portraits on it and this door as no nuts, bolts or other latches.
It is considered to be fixed to the secret chamber with the ‘Naga Bandham’ or ‘Naga Paasam’ mantras by then ‘Siddha Purashas’ who lived during the reign of king Marthandavarma in the 16th century.
A door of such a secret vault can be opened by a highly erudite ‘Sadhus’ or ‘Mantrikas’ who are familiar with the knowledge of extricating ‘Naga Bandham’ or ‘Naga Paasam’ by chanting a ‘Garuda mantra’; so except in this way, the door can’t be opened by any means by anyone. At present no where in India or in the world Rishis exist who are highly sacred and powerful Siddha Purshas while staying among populace and know to recite Garuda mantra Vedically.
Pious Rishis do live, but they stay far away from common people as they successfully elevated their thoughts and soul to a high level of divine consciousness.
If any human attempts are made with man-made technology to open the mysterious Chamber-B other than by chanting highly sacred and powerful Garud Mantras by a pious Sadhus, catastrophes are likely to occur in and around the Temple premises or through out India or even through out the world according to Vedic astrologers of India, who also admitted their inability to open the door by chanting the secret Garud Mantra.
If Garuda Mantra is chanted by any powerful Sadhu or Yogi or Mantrika the door can be automatically opened and no human effort is needed to open it in any other way.
As of now, the people on the our side of the door are able to listen the sounds of water or hisses made by snakes. Believers say that the seventh door has an opening where the entire temple and areas may be flooded with waters and some others say, that there are large serpents guarding the area inside which doesn’t allow any one. The day to know what’s really behind is still awaited. Since ages Vedic astrologers excel in predictions, numerous historical incidences right from occurrence of Mahabharat war to the partition of India were correctly predicted.
It is common among ignorant Indians to disrespect our own legacies. Vedic astrologers were highly regarded even by britishers so when they informed congressmen and britishers not to declare independence on 15th august as the day was not auspicious; britishers purposely declared it on the same date, as they believed that it will definitely cast bad omen on India, whatever Vedicians predicted hold true, and India still remains a nation which has largest number of poor people, no basic sanitation, deeply rooted corruption and anti-hinduism.
That is why Vedic astrologers were called, when they saw the doors, they admitted it is not possible for them to open the doors.
The recent prediction of the re-establishment of Vedic Hindu Rashtra will also become truth after seeing recent developments in the assembly elections of India which is positive for the formation of native Bharat.
The opulence belong to Bhagwan and not to the people, once donation is made, no one has any right on the gifts made for Yagna. The original petitioner whose court action led to the inventory taking, T.P. Sundarajan, died in July 2011, adding credence to those who believe in the secret locking of the temple. Merely filing petition led to the death of petitioner, imagine what can happen if evil attempt of opening the doors is made. The security of doors done by the followers of Balram is still protecting the prosperity of temple.
List of Some Precious Jewels found in Treasure Vaults
ॐ 1 lakh gold coins
ॐ rare priceless gems
ॐ precious diamonds like belgium diamonds, indraneelam, emerald , rubies
ॐ 1200 Sarapoli coins
ॐ precious crowns
ॐ kashumala (necklace )
ॐ 400 golden necklaces with emeralds embedded on them
ॐ more than 200 gold plates
ॐ gold chains
ॐ gold danus
ॐ gold ornaments
ॐ gold pathakkam
ॐ 4 feet tall statue of Vishnu studded with precious emeralds on it
ॐ golden staffs
ॐ gold utensils
ॐ gold Umberllas
ॐ gold Pots
ॐ gold varppu
ॐ gold uruli
ॐ gold umbrellas
ॐ gold kazhthukuttam
ॐ silver moola pattika
ॐ Gold , silver nilavilku
ॐ Gold kindi
ॐ Gold , silver dharakidaram
ॐ Golden pot
ॐ God Siva idols in gold
ॐ serpents in gold