Know About- The Top 7 Wealthiest Temples of India

Top 7 Wealthiest Temples of India

India is a land of culture and diversity. Its rich culture can be seen in the 5,00,000 temples built across the nation. These temples show the heritage and religious significance of India’s great history. These ancient architectural sculptures and buildings also stand as tourist attractions. 

Lakhs of devotees visit temples daily in India. In terms of faith and devotion these temples stand at the top of everyone. These are rich in culture, heritage and architecture but that doesn’t mean that it lacks in wealth. The amount of health the temples of India contain is literally unimaginable. They contribute around 3.02 lakh crore Rupees in GDP which is around 2.32 percent of total GDP. In this article we are going to tell you about the Top 7 Wealthiest Temples of India.

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Padmanabhaswamy temples archietecture

The Number 1 is the temple which is not only the wealthiest temple of India but it is also the wealthiest temple of the world. The wealthiest temple in the world is called the Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the wealthiest temple of the world with an asset base worth Rs 1 Lakh Crore. It is Hindu temple located in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of the state Kerala, India. The temple is one of the 108 principal Divya Desams in Vaishnavism. Ancient texts like Vishnu Purana, Brahma Purana, Matsya Purana, Varaha Purana, Skanda Purana Padma Purana, Vayu Purana and Bhagavata Purana have mentioned this temple.

Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Temple

The Number 2 is the temple which is one of the richest temples in the world in terms of donations received and wealth. The Number 2 is the famous Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Temple also known as the Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple. 

Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Temple

Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple is situated at the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is also known by other names like Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple and Tirupati Balaji Temple. Venkateswara is known by many other names: Balaji, Govinda, and Srinivasa. It is one of the richest temples in the world in terms of donations received and wealth.

Siddhi Vinayak Temple

The Number 3 is the one of the most famous and wealthiest temples of India.  It has been plated with 1500 kg of gold and makes for a very impressive and impactful sight. This beautiful temple is the Siddhi Vinayak Temple of Mumbai.

Siddhi VInayak Temple

Siddhi Vinayak Temple is located in Prabhadevi in downtown Mumbai. It is one of the wealthiest temples in India. The prosperity of the temple has always been evident from the usage of gold in its construction. The most majestic feature of this glorious temple is the multi-angular structure with a gold-plated kalash.  It has been plated with 1500 kg of gold.

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

The number 4 is the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. This temple is a famous pilgrim center of India. On an average, daily 25,000 devotees visit Shirdi village, to have the Darshan of Shri Saibaba. In the festival season, more than 1,00,000 devotees visit the Temple everyday. The Temple premises was renovated in the year 1998-99 and now is equipped with all necessary facilities.

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

In terms of wealth it is one of the richest temples in India. According to official documents, this temple has ornaments and jewelry worth over ₹ 32 crore and investments running into ₹ 427 crore. The temple trust has ornaments and jewelry including Gold worth ₹ 24,41,10,640 crore and Silver worth Rs 3.26 crore.

Golden Temple 

The Number 5 is the holiest shrine of sikh community and one of the most beautiful religious places in the world. It is the Golden Temple of Amritsar, Punjab. This beautiful temple is one of the three most holy shrines for Sikh community. This place welcomes all regardless of their religion and caste. It was lastly rebuilt in 1830 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh with pure marble and gold. 

Golden Temples

In terms of wealth this temple has a total assets of around 90,000 crores worth including gold, gold idols, antique silver, emeralds, diamonds and brass. This collection also includes two golden coconut shells that are studded with precious stones.

Meenakshi Temple

The Number 6 is one of the Paadal Petra Sthalams which are 275 temples of lord Shiva. This glorious temple is located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River. It is the glorious Meenakshi Temple. This architecture is praised globally. Meenakshi temple is dedicated to Meenakshi as in Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. This temple stands different because here the Lord and Goddess, both are worshiped together.

Meenakshi Temples

The temple earns revenue of approximately 60 million annually. It enshrines about 33,000 sculptures in its premises. Its two golden carts enhance the magnificence of this famous Hindu Shrine and make it one of the richest temples of India.

Somnath Temple

The Number 7 of this list is one of the most holy Shiva Temples and also one of the Jyotirlinga. This temple is the first Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva- The Somnath Temple of Gujarat. 

Somnath Temples

The amount of wealth this temple holds can be explained by the fact that the invader Mahmud Of Ghazni looted and destroyed this temple 17 times. He was one of the many invaders who attacked this temple for its wealth. Still today this temple has enough prized possessions that make it called as one of the richest temples in India. It features exclusive architectural planning and has immense religious importance.