On one hand when hundreds of beggars sleep outside the premises of the Hindu temples, it is shocking to know that some of these temples have enormous wealth inside.
Let us go through some of the richest Indian temples, which get the highest donations. These are those temples where offering from devotees’ amounts to a huge collection of cash, gold, ornaments gems and various other things.
The richest of all the temples in India is the Padmanabhaswamy temple. The temple has six secret chambers. Surprisingly, two chambers here house the valuables and cash donated and offered by devotees.
Tirupati Balaji Temple
This temple is no less in the list of richest temples. The temple is visited by roughly 60,000 devotees daily including many renowned celebrities from bollywood, sports and business industry. The temple gets crores of donations every year.
Shirdi Saibaba Temple
Another popular temple of India is Shirdi Sai baba. This temple is frequented by people of every religion. The temple has gold and silver jewellery worth crores. The temple also gets huge donations ever year.
The famous Siddhivinayak Temple situated in Mumbai, has visitors from all over the country. The dome over Ganesha is said to be coated in3.7 kilos of gold, which was donated by a devotee. Huge donation is another story here.
The Sikh pilgrim site’s main temple building walls are decorated with wooden panels and elaborate gold and silver work. The base that bears the ‘Adi Granth’ (Guru Granth Sahib) is studded with precious stones, gems and diamonds. The canopy around the Guru Granth Sahib is made in gold and silver.