The government of India has increased security on the temple upon the recent jaw-dropping discovery of the massive treasures estimated at $22 billion in a temple in South India.
On Monday Indian authorities opened the two secret vaults sealed for nearly 150 years when their eyes almost pop-out upon seeing gold coins, jewels and precious stones.
According to Associated Press, the treasures unearthed so far include statues of gods and goddesses made of solid gold and studded with diamonds, rubies, emeralds and other precious stones, crowns and necklaces, all given as gifts to the temple over the centuries.
Local people and devotees always believed that Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple has certain amounts of wealth as any other sacred place but they couldn't believed the huge amount.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the most famous Lord Vishnu Temples in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, South India.
Lord Vishnu is enshrined here in the Anananthasayanam posture (in eternal sleep of yognidra), lying on Sri Anantha, the hooded snake. According to traditions, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Kshetram is believed to have been worshipped by Chandra (Moon God) and Lord Indra (the head of the Devas).
Some temples in India are so wealthy from the donations of Hindu devotees for years, that they have formed trusts which run schools, colleges and hospitals that offer free treatment to the poor.
Kerala's Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, assured the people that the wealth would remain with the temple.
"It is the property of the temple. The government will protect the wealth at the temple."
It is believed that the total assets of Lord Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram will surely exceed the assets of the world famous Tirupati Balaji Temple in Andhra Pradesh.