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Treasure chests that have not been opened for 130 years.

Treasure chests that have not been opened for 130 years .., History of Padmanabhaswamy Temple

By Zarinabanu ZarinabanuPublished 3 years ago 3 min read

Start writing... THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram is steeped in history as treasure chests and rooms that have not been opened for 130 years.Historians say that this temple was built in the 8th century. The present structure, however, was built in the 18th century by Maharaja Marthanda Varma of Travancore. The temple was built according to the architecture of the Chera kings. The source here is Vishnu.In front of the main entrance of the temple is the Padmatirtha pool. There are 9 stone halls inside this pool. There are 6 secret rooms inside the temple. Jewelry piles were found in 5 secret rooms. Also one room remains unopened. It is said that 9 rooms may have been built according to the Agam rule.The idol of Ananthapadmanabhan in the Pathpanabhaswamy Temple was consecrated with an Ashtapandana compound called Kadusarkara which is a mixture of herbs, resin and sand. The temple was originally built of elm wood.Nepal But was later modified by granite stones. There are 365 pillars in the temple to mark a year. The origin of the temple is made up of salagrama stones brought from the Kandaki river in Nepal.These stones were brought to Trivandrum by placing them on a large number of elephants. It took two and a half years to bring these stones from Nepal to Thiruvananthapuram. The Moolavar idol in the Padmanabhasami temple was erected with these stones. Sala village stones are the most sacred stones.Precious jewelry There are 6 vaults in this temple. Opening those vaults to assess the value of the precious jewelry and treasures in these vaults has led to more than 10 years of legal battle. In 2017, the Supreme Court appointed a seven-member panel headed by Gopal Subramaniam.Two rooms; The committee was set up to open these boxes, including two rooms that had not been opened for the past 130 years. When Gopal Subramaniam's team opened a vault, they found jewelery worth about Rs 1 lakh crore.In one of the boxes that was open were bags containing gold coins from Napoleon, Roman, and British times. In the open rooms, 500 kg of jewelery is stunned as gold coins in an 18-foot-tall bag. Mystery room that is said to be 5 times bigger than this .Some of the bags also weighed 800 kg.30 kg worth of goods; Also there were plenty of gold pots and gold chairs to use during the festive season.The gold idol of Vishnu encrusted with diamonds was 4 by 3 feet high. There was also a 28-foot gold crown. Not only this, 30 kg worth of items were also found.The royal family of Travancore; Jewelry made of coconut shells inlaid with diamonds and gemstones. Precious jewelry, such as emeralds and gems,Cosmetics made of gold were also found in sacks. Thirunal Marthanda Varma says about the royal family of Travancore that we are one of the oldest royal families in the country.We have dedicated our lives to Padmanabhaswamy. We enter the temple barefoot. We dust our feet well as soon as we get to the temple so that not even a speck of dust from the temple can take us home. He said everything in the temple, including the grains, belonged to Padmanabhan.Servant, Family members of the Travancore royal dynasty have been traced since 1870. The first of them was Iyengar Thiruvatir.In 1950, the crown of the royal family was dedicated to Swami. By doing this they did this to make it clear that Swami Maharaja, the royal family were all his servants.The body shudders when one hears the history of such a special temple.I will meet again in another message thank you.


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