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If these 10 temples give away their wealth, India’s poverty will be solved

India is known for its temples as much as it is known for the cultural diversity. We have always heard about how much wealth these temples possess. So here’s a list of India’s wealthiest temples.

IndiaToday.in | Posted by Vivek Surendran
New Delhi, November 16, 2016 | UPDATED 20:54 IST

Padmanabhaswamy Temple: The Richest Temple In India

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes from the financial system of India on November 8, people who were hoarding black money were sent into a frenzy.

These people, who have been doing all they can to convert their black money to white, were found making donations to temples across the nation.
Let’s see which temple has got how much.

PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE – KERALA

It’s the richest temple our country has got and possesses wealth of around 20 billion dollars (Rs 13,60,99,90,00,000).

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TIRUMALA TIRUPATI VENKATESWARA TEMPLE – ANDHRA PRADESH

Tirupati temple gets an annual donation of Rs 650 crore, and alone makes 11 million dollars (Rs 75,00,00,000) from selling laddus.

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SHIRDI SAI BABA SHRINE – MUMBAI

The third richest temple in India has gold and silver worth Rs 32 crore and coins worth more than Rs 6 lakh. The annual donation of the temple is around Rs 360 crore.

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VAISHNO DEVI TEMPLE – JAMMU

The second most visited temple in India earns Rs 500 crore annually.

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SIDDHIVINAYAK TEMPLE – MUMBAI

This temple’s average annual income ranges from Rs 48 crore to Rs 125 crore.

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GOLDEN TEMPLE – AMRITSAR

The temple’s canopy is made of gold and the altar on which the holy book of Guru Granth Sahib is placed is studded with diamonds and other precious stones.

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MEENAKSHI TEMPLE – MADURAI

With more than 30,000 people visiting the temple, it earns a revenue of Rs 6,00,00,000 every year.

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JAGANNATH TEMPLE – PURI

The exact evaluation of the temple is still a mystery, but the temple is believed to have gold articles weighing nearly 130 kg and silver articles weighing more than 220 kg. Once, a European devotee even donated Rs 1.72 crore.

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KASHI VISHWANATH TEMPLE – VARANASI

The temple has three domes and two of them are gold plated. The annual donation of the temple is around Rs 4-5 crore.

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SOMNATH TEMPLE – GUJARAT

The richest temple in Gujarat has an annual revenue of Rs 33 crore.

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