5 Most Revered and Richest Temples of India

There are several temples that have been reckoned to be places of immense faith and miracle and thus draw a large number of devotees from all corners of the world. Their sacred entities and their affluent architecture have earned them unparalleled fame. Just to see their spiritual entities getting decked in best of everything, the devotees have donated sacks of gold, silver and diamonds.
1. Padmanabhaswamy Temple, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

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The richest temple in the country, the shrine of Lord Padmanabhaswamy possesses wealth of around $20 billion in six vaults of gold. The Golden idol of Mahavishnu, found in this temple worth Rs.500 Crore.
2. Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh

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Everyday around 60,000 devotees throng at the Venkateswara Temple. The presiding deity of the temple, Lord Venkateswara is clad with 1000 kgs of Gold. The annual income out of selling laddus is around 11 million dollars. It is estimated that the temple gets donation of around Rs.650 crore every year.
3. Shirdi Saibaba Shrine, in Rahata Taluka of Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra

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Visited by the people of all religions this divine travel destination possesses gold and silver jewellery worth approximately Rs 32 crore and silver coins worth more than Rs.6 lakh. The annual donation received by the temple reaches up to an amount of around Rs.360 crore.
4. Vaishno Devi Temple, Katra, Jammu

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Centre of deep rooted religious beliefs of the Hindus, the temple has an annual income of around Rs 500 crore. Every year around 8 million pilgrims visit this temple and it is claimed to be the second most visited temple in India after Tirupati.
5. Siddhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi, Mumbai

The annual income of the Siddhivinayak Temple ranges from Rs.48 crore to Rs 125 crore. The dome over the main shrine of Ganesha is coated with 3.7kg gold. The black stone idol of Lord Ganesha found in this temple is around 200 years old. The temple was converted to a six-storeyed building in 1990.
First, the antique jewels of Tirupati Devasthanam go missing as per the chief Archaka, now the key to the jewels of Shri Jagannath Temple of Puri are missing. These sacred places of worship and living symbols of our heritage, culture & civilisation have managed to survive centuries of invasions and plunder. But today are they becoming a prey to some rapacious hand?

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