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The Hidden Treasures of India…and counting

What kind of rejoinder or response would you have right now? Maybe just a?? Or more than that.

Satchels of gold and diamonds estimated to be of around $22 billion were found in the Padmanabhaswamy temple in Trivandrum, Kerala.

It’s really a bolt from the blue for all the Indians or more appropriately for a country that ranks fifth most indebted country.

How the government of Kerala could hide such a treasure from the whole country? Is a question worth pondering upon.

According to the temple officials the treasures that were found were the sealed vaults of a 16th century old Hindu temple.

The treasure was owned by the then presiding Padmanabhaswamy. In 1750, Travancore Verma donated the kingdom’s wealth to the deity. The royals never touched the asset as they pledged not to take even a penny from the lord’s wealth. And today after centuries the search began after a lawyer moved to SC to order a government takeover of the temple as it lacked security.

Lots of questions are rolling our minds now as to what is our government going to do with this wealth.

kerela-temple

Will it be utilized for the betterment of our country’s people or our corrupt politicians are going to gulp down all the money, as ever, they had been doing?

Will every common man be benefited with this? Or the temple officials would never allow this money to be kept in public.

Many a questions and for their answers we are left with nothing but just speculations…May be none of these questions may be answered by our government, because there are many such questions which have not been answered by the people enjoying there at the centre.

To cite a recent example of the centre’s deafness towards such issues is the Lokpal Bill, which couldn’t find its success, for reasons we all are well aware with..

An idea about what this sum of money could do, can be had by the underlying facts…

In India, this amount could meet

  • The centre‘s education budget for two-and-a-half years.
  • It is more than what the govt hopes to collect as service tax (Rs 82,000 crore).
  • The treasure can help meet the govt interest liability for over four months and seven month’s defence spending.
  • It is more than the budget of three states- Delhi (Rs 27, 000cr),Uttarakhand (Rs 7,800cr) and Jharkhand (Rs 33,000cr).
  • The amount is equal to BP’s investment plans of $20billion in India, including acquisition of stake in reliance industries.
  • It is almost equals Wipro’s market capitalization of Rs 1.04 lakh crore.

And lots more….

And guess what?? The last vault is still to be opened and who knows this vault could make us even more amazed!!!!

Anyways this big bucks whether comes out or not ,but still there will not be any kind of change to the common man’s life, the only thing we can have is hours of dreams which may just remain as a dream.

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  1. Praveesh gupta says

    I think this money cn b used fr India’s welfare.
    Bt the question is “how much mney wil b used in India’s welfare-10%,20% or 30% of the total treasure”. Bcz rest f d amt wil b eaten by our ministers as they r very honest..:-D

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    • Rudhra Mathiarasan says

      ya and that’s the reason why we still a developed nation. and with such a system we can never hope India to be a developed country

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  2. BASIL says

    THERE IS NO GOLDMINE UNDER THE TEMPLE ! THE POOR HINDUS WERE SOME HOW COAXED BY THE BRAHMINS TO DONATE THEIR LANDS AND HARVEST AND WHAT NOT.THE PEOPLE OF CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM FAITH ESCAPED .THERE MAY BE SOME ESCAPE UNDERGROUND FOR THE PLUNDERERS . GOD PLEASE GIVE JUSTICE SO THAT THEIR LORDS MONEY/THEIR MONEY CAN BE USED FOR GODS POOR PEOPLE.

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    • Ajay Sinha says

      Christo fundamenalist dont spread your hate here.

      The wealth, which media is incorrectly labeling as treasure, belongs to Lord Padmanabhaswamy.

      Hindus are the most liberal donors unlike the christians who extort money in the name of donations in their schools and then teach innocent children to hate Hinduism

      Stop spreading hate christo fundos becoz hate always consumes the hateful

      And note to the site owners, there are many such fundos barking on the net about our dear lord’s wealth, take action so that they dont get an oppurtunity to spread their hate here.

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  3. ManMohan says

    Basil, from where you have brought this thought of comparing Hindus, Muslims and Christians based on donation?
    Wanna compare? compare this – Do the christian have the tolerance to get their any church in India digged just on the basis of a petition filed in SC?
    And the world knows what all the Christain missonaries do. They make people more fool than any other religions’ Pandit, Mullahs or Gurus.
    Your comment would be appropriate if you had not have this line in that – “THE PEOPLE OF CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM FAITH ESCAPED “.
    So please don’t spread the hate and let the majority be more liberal and more tolerant.

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  4. Sathya vachan says

    Firstly, it is a matter to be decided by the goverments, both State & Central, on how to approach the topic of takng over the treasure , in to their control. Secondly, all these comments are not worth the breath, because nobody is going to bother to reply them. Thirdly, there is this delicate problem of TEMPLE/ GOD ‘s money(HINDU if you would prefer), about which comments/demands made by OTHERS will surely be resented. Fourthly, it is sure to attract the ire of some on suggestions to use this treasure on consumptive expenditure. Lastly, we have come this far without this treasure. Why waste precious time and energies of the Nation on such an unproductive issue ?

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  5. vijay says

    You are right, if strict laws are framed, it will be secured, otherwise , our so called polititians will miss use it. it should be used to Eradicate Poverty in india, and improve the condiation of india

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