Lost city of gold - Secret treasures in Kerala temple

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#1 Jul 2nd, 2011, 09:13
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This is an incredible find by the archaeology survey of India! Got reminded of Macanas gold/Legend of El Dorado.

"The legend of El Dorado was definitely not set on the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. But the seven-member panel, which is drawing up a list of assets at the famed shrine here, had a feel of the lost city of gold as they set foot in one of the two secret vaults located inside the sprawling granite structure which gives the Kerala capital its name.What they saw inside was startling, sources said. Gold coins dating back thousands of years, gold necklaces as long as nine feet and weighing about 2.5 kg, about one tonne of the yellow metal in the shape of rice trinkets, sticks made of the yellow metal, sack full of diamonds, gold ropes, thousands of pieces of antique jewellery studded with diamonds and emeralds, crowns and other precious stones lay scattered."

"Friday threw up far more surprises in the form of 17 kg of gold coins dating back to the East India Company period, 18 coins from Napolean's era, precious stones wrapped in silk bundles besides over 1,000 kg of gold in the form of coins and trinkets and a small elephant made of the yellow metal, sources said."

Treasure in Kerala temple

I have a feeling there are more temples/palaces like these in India with hidden treasures.
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‎115,000 Million Dollars worth treasure found in Padmanbhaswami temple in Trivandrum.

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My God!
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We also have this thread on the subject:
http://www.indiamike.com/india/yoga-...emple-t139323/


I have just merged the two threads.
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Rs. 50,000 Crores worth of treasure, that lot of money. Most of the newspapers are carrying a front page story on the topic.

As prince09 has written, there may be lot of hidden treasures. How about an IM treasure hunt.

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Wonder who is going to steal all this now, The goverment,temple people or the panel members. I hope its kept in a safe place, so that generations can see this glory and what kerala was once upon a time. Im planning to go there in evening and take some photos, will share it here.:-)
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I have heard that when ever an invader comes (mughals), they hide all the jewelry and precious idols of temple somewhere. Considering it is at temple, it just makes sense. Afterall, trading of precious metals started right around the time of Roman empire.
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Originally Posted by royalrider View Post Wonder who is going to steal all this now, The goverment,temple people or the panel members. I hope its kept in a safe place, so that generations can see this glory and what kerala was once upon a time. Im planning to go there in evening and take some photos, will share it here.:-)
Photos of the treasure. Wow that would be great. Will the security allow you to enter the area where treasures are kept ? Also is Camera allowed inside the temple premises, when I went in December 2002 they were not allowed.

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Originally Posted by royalrider View Post Wonder who is going to steal all this now, The goverment,temple people or the panel members. I hope its kept in a safe place, so that generations can see this glory and what kerala was once upon a time. Im planning to go there in evening and take some photos, will share it here.:-)
IF it was that easy and possible the newspapers would have done it by now.

From what I have heard, its underground, its under heavy security and not many people have access to it.
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Originally Posted by royalrider View Post Im planning to go there in evening and take some photos, will share it here.:-)
Psst...


can you get me some gold coins...and few diamonds would be welcome too!
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Im here guys, have the photos with me. I did get some diamond, who ever wants diamonds please RAISE YOUR HANDS AND SCREAM I WANT DIAMONDS :-). Im having lemon tea now, once i reach home i will edit the photos and upload it.
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The Majestic Temple still looks really humble as if nothing happened. The streets looks the same, the devotees seem as relaxed as ever. I did see some police men here and there and one police bus.

Here are the photos as promised


Treasure in Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple by Robinn., on Flickr
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Hope you all like it. Keep updating about this topic. About the Diamonds, who wants it ???
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Great Photo, But more interested in the glittering metal/stones than the gleaming setting sun.
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