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  1. Vasily Zaytsev

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    Padmanabha temple's Vault A has riches worth Rs 10 lakh cr?


    http://www.asianage.com/india/vault-may-hold-more-treasure-370


    Padmanabha temple's Vault A has riches worth Rs 10 lakh cr?
    Published: Thursday, July 5, 2012, 10:32 [IST]
    Updated: Thursday, July 5, 2012, 12:06 [IST]

    Kerala temple vault worth Rs 10 lakh cr?

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 5: The famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple and its massive treasure trove are back in the news. Following a meeting of the Supreme Court appointed an expert committee on the temple treasure, it was decided that the evaluation of the riches of Vault A will be started today (Jul 5). The evaluation is, however, expected to take more than 6 months. But local channels are quoting sources as saying that the value of the treasure in Vault A alone is expected to be close to Rs 10 lakh crore.

    The sealed A vault is expected to be opened by the evaluating committee at 9 am on Thursday. They will have to open 2 sealed wooden doors as well as a metal door to get into the underground vaults. Provision for the supply of air to the air tight vaults has also been made during the evaluation process.

    According to an official associated with taking stock of the treasure trove, "This vault contains artifacts such as 'sarappoli mala', coins, crowns and other jewellery. It cannot be inventoried at the same speed that the others were." He has also been quoted as saying earlier, "We have to take the articles out of the underground chamber and take them to the workstations. The security measures for this process will be devised over the next couple of days."

    The evaluation of Vault C and D has almost been completed and it in this scenario that they have decided to open Vault A. A brief evaluation earlier had found that precious gold coins, gem-studded jewellery, diamonds and ornaments for the deity was also stored in iron trunks and sacks. [Read: Top 5 Richest Temples In India]

    The valuation is being carried out under extreme security with all the proceedings being videographed and later saved in an ISRO server. To aid the valuation effort, specially ordered equipment from Germany has been brought to assess the diamonds, gems and other precious items.

    Following the valuation, the items will be saved in large iron trunks. The Chief Engineer will also look into ways to strengthen the vaults.

    It was in Jun last year that Vault A was opened after news spread of the massive riches in underground vaults of the famed Padmanabhaswamy temple in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Stunned by the riches, they had found a gold uruli (a large vessel) weighing 27.5 kg; around 360 pots made of gold used for temple rituals; an 18-ft Sarappoli golden chain, with 12 layers weighing 10.5 kg, studded with rare rubies and emeralds.





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    Convert 200 billion into rafale's :lol:
     
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    That is as much as India's existing foreign currency reserves :woot:
     
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    $ 200 Billion in Vault A Alone! How many vaults are there?

    FWIW, thats as much as Pakistan's GDP(not trolling).
     
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    Is this value just based on market rates or archaeological rate.
     
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    That's humongous, our ancestors did a fine job saving Indian riches from Muslim and British invaders.
     
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    Actually British knew..but they never touched it. They were not idol breakers.

    Anyways my respect for the Travancore Royal Family went up many times after the 'treasure' was discovered. This temple was under their direct control until 1947 and they could have easily smuggled out these precious metals and stones before independence.
     
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    Forget Rafale, with that money The God (since the money belongs to him, legally) can buy the makers of Rafale ....Dassault ...


    The God can even buy an entire country ........


    Thats just one temple .....

    The worth of Hyderabad Nijam's Jewels which are in RBI's custody is around US $ 50 billion......

    If you consider all the temples in India, the conservative estimate of all the gold and gems in all of them could be more than 1 to 1.5 trillion US $ that is more than India's current GDP.


    That is too much of gold in the Temples of India.....


    What can we say,................. Gods are rich .......they own all the gold....
     
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    It was one of the greatest Feats Achieved by Malyalis Against Britishers . In Their entire Rule they tried to find these riches but failed every time . Natives of temples knew about it right from the start . This secret was passed from father to son for many years until they believed it was safe . and for a hint it's just a start . Much more will be found in and around that temple . :tup: ;)
     
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    I think its based on antique value, not market.
     
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    Consider all the gold of Average Indian household, the amount of wealth can be staggering.
     
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    that is just the conservative estimate , the market value can only be determined by auctioning which could be many fold from the base value ........... and so actual market value is tough to estimate since no auctioning is going to take place.
     
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    If the British really knew about this, then they would have really tried to capture it.
     
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    I think we should borrow these money when something like economic crisis is imminent in india.Like what old maharajas did.
    Then we will never sink!
     
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