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    Amazing legend!!
    THE MYSTERIOUS LAST DOOR AT PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE.
    (A SECRET DOOR IN THIS TEMPLE IS HOLDING SECRET KNOWLEDGE ....THE ONLY SNAG IS, IT HAS BEEN LOCKED BY SOUND WAVES FROM A SECRET CHANT LOST IN TIME!!)

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    On the bequest of the
    Supreme Court of India the seven member committee in the presence of the Head Trustee of Travencore Trust of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple at Tiruvananthapur am in South Indian state of Keral have opened the six secret vaults.

    They have discovered under 20 feet of the ground approximately $ 22 BILLION WORTH OF HIGHLY VALUABLE GOLD in the form of, diamond jewellary, golden utencils, weapons, goden idols, golden elephents idols and diamond necklaces having 500 kilograms weight and 18 feet lentgh and bags full of golden coins of different nations, including NAPOLEON and ITALIAN coins in the last one week. With this Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy of Tiruvnanthapura m has emerged the richest God on the earth. And this world is looking at the opulance of this God with the mouths opened in a great shock and surprise.

    This chamber is being considered by the Trust members and other learned Astrologers of India, as highly mysterious, sacred and risky and dangerous to unveil it. Because the steel door of the Chamber-B is having two big COBRA PORTRAITS on it and this door as no nuts, bolts or other latches.

    It is considered to be fixed to the secret chamber with the ‘NAGA BANDHAM’ or ‘NAGA PAASAM’ ‘MANTRAS’ by the then ‘SIDDA PURASHAS’ who lived during the reign of KING MARTHANDAVARMA in the 16th CENTURY.

    A door of such a secret vault can be opened by a highly erudite ‘SADHUS’ or ‘MANTRIKAS’ who are familiar with the knowledge of extricating ‘NAGA BANDHAM’ or ‘NAGA PASAM’ by chanting a ‘GARUDA MANTRA'; So except in this way, the door can't be opened by any means by anyone. At present NO WHERE IN INDIA or in the WORLD such a highly sacred and powerful ‘SIDDHAPURSHAS’ or ‘Y0GIS’ or ‘MANTRIKAS’ who does know how to execute highly sacred ‘GARUDA MANTRA’ are EXISTING.

    If any human attempts are made with man-made technology to open the mysterious Chamber-B other than by chanting highly sacred and powerful ‘GARUDA MANTRAS’ by a highly sacred ‘SADHUS’ or ‘MANTRIKAS’, catastrophes are likely to occour in and around the Temple premisis or through out India or even through out the world according to VEDIC ASTROLOGERS OF INDIA, who also revealed their inability to open the door by chanting the secret ‘GARUDA MANTRA’.

    If ‘GARUDA MANTRA’ is chanted by any powerful ‘SADHU’ or ‘YOGI’ or ‘MANTRIKA’ the door proceeds to automatically open and no human effort is needed toopen it in any other way.
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    Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
    Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Kerala
    Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
    Location in Kerala
    Coordinates: 8°28′58″N 76°56′37″ECoordinates: 8°28′58″N 76°56′37″E
    Name
    Proper name: Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
    Location
    Country: India
    State: Kerala
    Location: Thiruvananthapuram
    Temple Details
    Primary Deity: Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy (Vishnu)
    Architecture and culture
    Architectural styles: Dravidian architecture (Kovil)
    History
    Website: www.sreepadmanabhaswamytemple.org/index.htm

    Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple (Malayalam: ശ്രീ പദ്മനാഭസ്വാമി ക്ഷേത്രം, śṟī padmaṉābhasvāmi kṣētṟaṁ ) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Thiruvananthapuram, India. The shrine is currently run by a trust headed by the royal family of Travancore.[1] The Maharajahs of Travancore are Cheras and descendants of the great saint Kulashekhara Alwar. The temple is one of 108 Divya Desams (Holy Abodes of Vishnu) – principal centres of worship of the deity in Vaishnavism. The temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil literature canon of the Tamil Alvar saints (6th–9th centuries CE), with structural additions to it made throughout the 16th century CE, when its ornate Gopuram was constructed.[2][3] The Temple is a replica of the famous Sri Adikesavaperumal Temple at Thiruvattar.[2] Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple gave its name to Kerala’s state capital Thiruvananthapuram. ‘Thiru’ ‘Anantha’ ‘Puram’ means Sacred Abode of Lord Anantha Padmanabha. The city is also known as Anandapuram (City of Bliss) and Syananduram (Where Bliss is not far off). Ananda refers to Sree Padmanabha Himself. Hindu scriptures refer to the Supreme Being as 'Sachidananda' (Absolute Truth, Absolute Consciousness and Absolute Bliss).

    The Principal Deity, Padmanabhaswamy, is enshrined in the "Anantha-sayanam" posture (in the eternal sleep of Yoga-nidra on the serpent Anantha).[4] The Maharajah of Travancore bears the title, "Sree Padmanabhadasa’ (Servant of Lord Padmanabha).

    In line with the Temple Entry Proclamation, only those who profess the Hindu faith are permitted entry to the temple. Devotees have to strictly follow the dress code. [5]
    Contents

    1 Origins of the Temple
    2 Main shrine
    3 Other shrines
    4 Gopuram
    5 Swamiyar, Tantri and Nambi
    6 Darshan, sevas and festivals
    7 Ettara Yogam
    8 History
    9 References to the temple
    10 Temple assets
    11 See also
    12 References
    13 External links

    Origins of the Temple
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    There are many legends regarding the origins of the temple.

    One such legend says that Vilvamangalathu Swamiyar alias Divakara Muni residing near Ananthapuram Temple, Kasargod prayed to Lord Vishnu for his darshan. The Lord came in disguise as a small, mischievous boy. The boy defiled the Saligrama which was kept for Puja. The Sage became enraged at this and chased the boy. The boy disappeared. The Sage reached Ananthankadu searching for the boy. There he saw the boy merging into an Iluppa tree (Indian Butter Tree). The tree fell down and became Anantha Sayana Moorti (Vishnu reclining on Anantha). But the Lord was of an extraordinarily large size with head at Thiruvallom, navel at Thiruvanananthapuram and lotus-feet at Thrippadapuram (Thrippappur). The Sage requested the Lord to shrink to a smaller proportion – thrice the length of his staff. Immediately, the Lord shrank. But even then many Iluppa trees obstructed a complete vision of the Lord. The Sage saw the Lord in three parts – thirumukham, thiruvudal and thrippadam. The spot where the Sage had darsan of the Lord belonged to Koopakkara Potti and Karuva Potti. With the assistance of the reigning King and some Brahmin households a Temple was constructed. Koopakkara Potti was made the Tantri of the Temple.[6]

    Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple still exists to the north west of Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple. The Samadhi (final resting place) of the Swamiyar exists to the west of the Sri Padmanabha Temple. A Krishna Temple was built over the Samadhi. This Temple, known as Vilvamangalam Sri Krishna Swami Temple, belongs to Thrissur Naduvil Madhom.[2]
    Main shrine

    In the sanctum sanctorum, Sri Padmanabha reclines on the serpent Anantha or Adi Sesha.[7] The serpent has five hoods facing inwards, signifying contemplation. The Lord's right hand is placed over a Shiva lingam. Sridevi, the Goddess of Prosperity and Bhudevi the Goddess of Earth, two consorts of Vishnu are by his side. Brahma emerges on a lotus, which emanates from the navel of the Lord. The deity is made from 12,000 saligramams.[8] These saligrams are from the banks of the Gandaki River in Nepal, and to commemorate this certain rituals used to be performed at the Pashupatinath Temple.[9] The deity of Sri Padmanabha is covered with, "Katusarkara yogam", a special ayurvedic mix, which forms a plaster that keeps the deity clean. The daily worship is with flowers and for the abhishekam, special deities are used.

    The platforms in front of the vimanam and where the deity rests, are both carved out of a single massive stone and hence called "Ottakkal-mandapam." The Ottakkal-mandapam were cut out of a rock at Thirumala, about 4 miles north of the temple, measuring 20 feet square and 2.5 feet thick was brought and placed in front of the deity in the month of Edavom 906 M.E. (1731 CE) In order to perform darshan and puja, one has to ascend the to the mandapam. The Deity is visible through three doors – the visage of the reclining Lord and Siva Linga underneath the hand is seen through the first door; Sridevi and Divakara Muni in Katusarkara, Brahma seated on a lotus emanating from the Lord's navel, hence the name, "Padmanabha", gold abhisheka moorthies of Lord Padmanabha, Sridevi and Bhudevi, and silver utsava moorthi of Padmanabha through the second door; the Lord's feet, and Bhudevi and Kaundinya Muni in Katusarkara through the third door. Only the King of Travancore may perform sashtanga namaskaram, or prostrate on the "Ottakkal Mandapam". It is traditionally held that anybody who prostrates on the mandapam has surrendered all that he possesses to the Deity. Since the ruler has already done that, he is permitted to prostrate on this mandapam.[10]

    Among the six kallaras or chambers in the Temple, Bharatakkon Kallara (Chamber B) is very closely associated with Sri Padmanabhaswamy. It is not a part of the Temple Treasury. The holy Chamber houses a Srichakram, an idol of Sri Padmanabha and many valuables meant to enhance the potency of the Principal Deity. It has in it the presence of many gods and sages worshipping the Lord. Kanjirottu Yakshi also resides in the Chamber worshipping Lord Narasimha. The enchanting and ferocious forms of this Yakshi are painted on the south-west part of the main Sanctum.
    Other shrines

    Inside the Temple, there are two other important shrines, Thekkedom and Thiruvambadi, for the Deities, Sree Yoga Narasimha and Sree Krishna Swami respectively. One of the duties assigned to Lord Narasimha is protection of Chamber B. Thiruvambadi shrine enjoys an independent status and predates the shrine of Sri Padmanabha. Thiruvambadi shrine has its own namaskara mandapam, bali stones and flagmast. The Lord of Thiruvambadi is Parthasarathi, the Divine Charioteer of Arjuna. The granite idol of the Lord of Thiruvambadi was brought from Gujarat by seventy two families of Vrishni Vamsa Kshatriyas. As these Vrishnies belong to the lineage of Lord Krishna, they are known as Krishnan vakakkar. The two-armed granite idol, with one hand holding the whip and the other resting on the left thigh holding the conch close to it, is in standing posture. On Ekadasi days the Lord is dressed and decorated as Mohini. There are also shrines for Sree Rama accompanied by Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman, Vishwaksena (the Nirmalyadhari of Vishnu and Remover of Obstacles), Vyasa, Ganapati, Sasta and Kshetrapala (who guards the temple). Grand idols of Garuda and Hanuman stand with folded hands in the Valiya balikkal area.[2]
    Gopuram
    Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

    The foundation of the present gopuram was laid in 1566.[11] The temple has a 100-foot,[12] seven-tier gopuram made in the Pandyan style.[13] The temple stands by the side of a tank, named Padma Theertham (meaning the lotus spring). The temple has a corridor with 365 and one-quarter sculptured granite-stone pillars with elaborate carvings which stands out to be an ultimate testimonial for the Vishwakarma sthapathis in sculpting this architectural masterpiece. This corridor extends from the eastern side into the sanctum sanctorum. An eighty-foot flag-staff stands in front of the main entry from the prakaram(closed precincts of a temple). The ground floor under the gopuram (main entrance in the eastern side) is known as the 'Nataka Sala' where the famous temple art Kathakali was staged in the night during the ten-day uthsavam (festival) conducted twice a year, during the Malayalam months of Meenam and Thulam.
    The approach road to Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple
    Swamiyar, Tantri and Nambi

    Temples where 'Swamiyar Pushpanjali' is conducted are claimants to extra sanctity. Sannyasins from any one of the monasteries founded by the disciples of Adi Sankara in Thrissur do pushpanjali (flower worship) daily to Sri Padmanabha, Narasimha Moorthi and Sri Krishna Swami. Of these monasteries, Naduvil Madhom is the most important as Vilvamangalathu Swamiyar, the founder of this Temple, belonged to this monastery.

    Initially, Koopakkara Potties were the Tantries of the Temple. Later, Tantram was transferred to Tharananallur Nambuthiripads of Iranjalakkuda. The Nambies, altogether four in number, are the Chief Priests of the Temple. Two Nambies - Periya Nambi and Panchagavyathu Nambi - are allotted to Sri Padmanabha and one Nambi each to Narasimha Moorthi and Sri Krishna Swami. The Nambies hail from either side of the Chandragiri River. They are appointed by the Pushpanjali Swamiyar.[2]
    Darshan, sevas and festivals
    NarasimhaSwamy & PadmanabhaSwamy after coming from Shankumuka Beach during Aarat Festival

    In line with the Temple Entry Proclamation, only those who profess the Hindu faith are permitted entry to the temple.[citation needed] Devotees have to strictly follow the dress code.

    There are many festivals related to this temple. The major festivals are bi-annual. The Alpashy festival which is in October/November and the Painkuni festival which is in March/April, lasts for 10 days each. On the ninth day the Maharajah of Travancore escorts the deities to the vettakkalam for Pallivetta. Centuries back, the Pallivetta procession was said to pass through Kaithamukku, Kuthiravattom (Kunnumpuram), Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram and Putharikkandam. The festivals culminate with the Aarat (holy bath) procession to the Shankumugham Beach. The word Aarat refers to the purificatory immersion of the deities of the temple in sea. This event takes place in the evening. The Maharajah of Travancore escorts the Aarat procession on foot. The festival idols "Utsava Vigrahas" of Sri Padmanabhaswamy, Krishna Swami and Narasimha Moorthi are given a ritual bath in the sea, after the prescribed pujas. After this ceremony, the idols are taken back to the temple in a procession that is lit by traditional torches, marking the conclusion of the festival.[2]

    A major annual festival related to Padmanabha temple is the Navaratri festival. The idols of Saraswati Amman, Mun Uditha Nangai (Parasakti who appeared before Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati to help them identify their husbands who had been transformed into infants by the power of chastity of Anasuya) and Kumara Swami (Murugan) are brought to the Kuthira malika palace in front of Padmanabha temple as a procession. This festival lasts for 9 days. The famous Swathi music festival is held every year during this festival.
    Big Idol of Pandavas displayed during Panguni festival

    The biggest festival in this temple is laksha deepam, which means hundred thousand (or one lakh) lamps. This festival is unique and commences once in 6 years. Prior to this festival, chanting of prayers and recitation of three vedas is done for 56 days. On the last day, hundred thousand oil lamps are lit in and around the temple premises. The next laksha deepam is slated on January 2014
    Ettara Yogam

    Initially, the Padmanabhaswamy Temple and its property were controlled by Thiruvaanandapuram Sabha and later by Ettara Yogam with the assistance of Ettuveetil Pillamar.[14] The Pushpanjali Swamiyars of Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple preside over the meetings of Thiruvaanandapuram Sabha and Ettara Yogam. In the past, the Swamiyars of Naduvil Madhom were appointed as Pushpanjali Swamiyars by the Maharajah of Travancore with the concurrence of Ettara Yogam.

    Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma curtailed the authority of Ettara Yogam and liquidated the powerful Ettuveetil Pillamar. Ettara Yogam became an advisory and assenting body thereafter. Besides Naduvil Madhom, Munchira Madhom got the right to Pushpanjali during his reign. In the recent past, Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma gave Pushpanjali rights to the Swamiyars of Thrikkaikattu Madhom and Thekke Madhom as well. Though the Maharajah is the appointing authority of the Pushpanjali Swamiyar, the former must do 'vechu namaskaram' when he sees the Swamiyar.
    History
    See also: Kulashekhara Alwar

    The Kerala Mahatmyam (an Upa Purana deriving its origin from the Bhoogola Purana) is in the form of a discourse between Yudhishthira and the Sage Garga. It stated that Parashurama after founding Kerala divided the land into 64 gramas, crowned Bhanu Vicrama at Sreevardhanapuram (Padmanabhapuram), and styled him the Kovil Adhikarikal, i.e., the manager of the pagoda of Sreevalumcode (Thiruvananthapuram).[14]

    In the first half of the 18th century, in line with matrilineal customs, King Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma, age 23, succeeded his uncle, King Rama Varma. He successfully suppressed the 700-year stranglehold of the Ettuveetil Pillais and his cousins following the discovery of conspiracies which the lords were involved in against the Royal House of Travancore. The last major renovation of the Padmanabhaswamy temple commenced immediately after Anizham Thirunal's accession to the musnud and the idol was reconsecrated in 906 M.E. (1731 C.E.). On 17 January 1750 C.E., Anizham Thirunal surrendered the kingdom of Travancore to Sree Padmanabha Swamy, the deity at the temple, and pledged that he and his descendants would be vassals or agents of the deity who would serve the kingdom as Padmanabha Dasa.[4] Since then, the name of every Travancore king was preceded by the title Padmanabha Dasa; the female members of the royal family were called Padmanabha Sevinis. The donation of the kingdom to Sree Padmanabhaswamy was known as Thrippadi-danam. The final wishes of Anizham Thirunal on his passing at the age of 53 clearly delineated the historical relationship between the Maharajah and the temple: "That no deviation whatsoever should be made in regard to the dedication of the kingdom to Sree Padmanabhaswamy and that all future territorial acquisitions should be made over to the Devaswom."
    References to the temple

    The Divya Prabandha canon of Tamil literature by the Alvars glorifies this shrine as one of 13 Divya Desams in Malanadu. The 8th century Alvar Nammalvar sang the glories of Sri Padmanabha.[15][16] But, the shrine is many centuries older as there are references to this temple in seven puranas namely Bhagavata, Brahma, Brahmanda, Skanda, Varaha, Padma and Matsya. Syanandura Purana Samuchaya in Sanskrit and Ananta Pura Varnanam in Malayalam are two works that give detailed information of the temple city.
    Temple assets
    Wikinews has related news: Hidden treasure worth billions of dollars discovered in Indian temple

    The temple and its assets belong to Lord Padmanabhaswamy, and are controlled by a trust run by the Royal family. [17][18][19][20] T P Sundara Rajan's litigations changed the way the world looked at the Temple. The Kerala High Court ordered the temple and its assets be managed by the State on 31 January 2011. As trustees of the temple, the Travancore Royal family have challenged the Kerala High Court's decision in the Supreme Court of India.

    In June 2011, the Supreme Court directed the authorities from the archaeology department and fire services[21] to open the secret chambers of the temple for inspection of the items kept inside.The temple has 6 vaults (Kallaras), labeled as A to F for book keeping purpose by the Court. While vaults A and B have been unopened over the past many years, vaults C to F have been opened from time to time. The two priests of the temple, the 'Periya Nambi' and the 'Thekkedathu Nambi', are the custodians of the four vaults, C to F, which are opened periodically. The Supreme Court had directed that "the existing practices, procedures and rituals" of the temple be followed while opening vaults C to F and using the articles inside. Vaults A and B shall be opened only for the purpose of making an inventory of the articles and then closed.

    The review of the temple's underground vaults was undertaken by a seven-member panel appointed by the Supreme Court of India to generate an inventory, leading to the enumeration of a vast collection of articles that are traditionally kept under lock and key. A detailed inventory of the temple assets, consisting of gold, jewels, and other valuables was made. Several 18th century Napoleonic era coins were found,[3] as well as a three-and-a-half feet tall gold idol of Mahavishnu studded with rubies and emeralds, and ceremonial attire for adorning the deity in the form of 16-part gold anki weighing almost 30 kilograms (66 lb) together with gold coconut shells, one studded with rubies and emeralds.[22]

    This revelation has solidified the status of the Padmanabhaswamy temple as one of the wealthiest temples in India and with the final estimate of the wealth, it might overtake the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple—hitherto thought to be the wealthiest temple—having some INR 320 billion (US$6.05 billion) in gold, coins and other assets.[23] It is estimated that the value of the monumental items is close to INR1.2 trillion (US$22.68 billion), making it the richest temple in the world. If the antique value is taken into account, these assets could be worth ten times the current market price.[24]

    The valuables are thought to have been in the temple for hundreds of years, having been put there by the Maharajahs of Travancore.[3][25][26] While some historians have suggested that a major chunk of the stored riches reached the kings in the form of tax, gifts, as well as conquered wealth of states and offerings stocked in the temple for safekeeping.[27] But it has to be remembered that in Travancore a distinction was always made among Government Treasury (Karuvelam), Temple Treasury (Thiruvara Bhandaram or Sri Bhandaram) and the Royal Treasury (Chellam). During the reign of Maharani Gowri Lakshmi Bayi, hundreds of temples that were mismanaged were brought under the Government. The excess ornaments in these temples were transferred to the Vaults of Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Instead the funds of Sri Padmanabha Temple were utilised for the daily upkeep of these temples.

    A ferry transported traders, pilgrims and chroniclers across the Gulf of Mannar from the Tenavaram temple, the famously wealthy Vishnu-Shiva temple town emporium to the Chera kingdom via Puttalam of the Jaffna kingdom during the medieval period.[28][29] This temple was destroyed in 1587 CE, a few years after the Thiruvananthapuram Padmanabhaswamy temple gopuram was constructed. Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta visited Tenavaram in the 14th century and described the Vishnu idol here as being made of gold and the size of a man with two large rubies as eyes "that lit up like lanterns during the night."[30][31] All people living within the vicinity of the temple and who visited it were fed with monetary endowments that were made to the idol.

    On 4 July 2011 the seven-member expert team tasked with taking stock of the temple assets decided to postpone opening of the chamber marked 'B'. This chamber is sealed with an iron door with the image of a cobra on it and it has not been opened, due to the belief opening it would result in much misfortune.[32] The royal family said that many legends were attached to the temple and that chamber B has a model of a snake on the main door and opening it could be a bad omen.[33] Seven-member team will consult with some more experts on 8 July 2011 and then they may take the final decision on opening of chamber ‘B’.[34] An Ashtamangala Devaprasnam conducted in the Temple to discern the will of the Lord revealed that any attempts to open the Chamber B would cause Divine displeasure and that the holy articles in the other chambers were defiled in the inventorying process.[9]

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    Default Re: THE MYSTERIOUS LAST DOOR AT PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE. Breaking News

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    Results of billion-dollar treasure hunt in Hindu temple to be revealed

    By Gene J. Koprowski

    Published October 02, 2012

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    16th-century Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

    July 5, 2011: A vast treasure trove revealed in recent days has instantly turned the 16th-century Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple into one of the wealthiest religious institutions in India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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    July 5, 2011: Policemen change guard outside the 16th-century Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, where a vast treasure trove has turned the temple into one of the wealthiest religious institutions in India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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    July 6, 2011: A policeman stands guard as temple staff crowd at the north side entrance of the 16th century Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. Small groups of armed policemen patrol the temple grounds in the heart of the Kerala state capital. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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    July 5, 2011: Devotees rest on the steps outside the 16th-century Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, where a vast treasure trove has made it one of the wealthiest religious institutions in India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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    The most spectacular archaeological find of the 21st century -- billions in gold and jewels uncovered in the secret sanctums of a centuries-old Indian shrine -- will soon be revealed to the public.

    Last summer, archaeologists opened the underground chambers of the 16th century Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, located in Kerala province in southern India. They discovered six chambers, labeling the vaults A through F, with the help of temple priests. What they found was startling, according to initial reports: Sacks of diamonds and gold, coins dating back hundreds of years, crowns and other antique jewelry, precious gemstones wrapped in silk, and so on.

    Vault B, which is guarded by serpents according to local legend, has yet to be opened. But those sepulchers that have been explored do contain gold statues, gems and other items valued anywhere from a few billion to as much as $40 billion.

    What's in the Vault?

    The contents of five of the six vaults in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple will be revealed shortly, but an early report from the Times of India gives an indication of the vast wealth stored in its subterranean vaults:

    * Gold coins dating back thousands of years

    * Nine-foot long gold necklaces weighing 5.5 pounds

    * One ton of gold in the shape of rice trinkets

    * Sacks full of diamonds

    * Thousands of pieces of antique jewelry studded with diamonds and emeralds

    * 37 pounds of gold coins from the East India Company

    * 18 coins from the time of Napoleon

    * Precious stones wrapped in silk bundles

    * Sovereigns bearing a seal from 1772

    “The treasure is in the vaults of the temple, which is itself in use,” Paul Landenwalter, an archeology professor with Biola University in Southern California, told FoxNews.com. And there lies the problem: A court-ordered inventory of the active temple has plodded on for nearly a year, hampered by accusations of mismanagement and theft.

    The results of that inventory will be unveiled in days. And then what will happen to what may be the world’s most valuable religious site?

    “The treasures of the Padmanabha Swamy temple should be protected,” state supreme court appointee Gopal Subramaniam told reporters over the weekend. “All issues related to the documenting process will be sorted out.”

    “Issues” is an understatement. The Travancore family, caretakers of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and descendants of the Maharajas who built it, are suing to stop the inventory. The wealth found in the shrine was accumulated from taxes dating back 500 years, when the brood ruled Kerala, as well as from donations from the faithful to the Hindu deities worshipped there.

    They claim it belongs in the temple. It’s hardly that simple, explained Deepak Sarma, a professor of religious studies at Case Western Reserve University.

    “The [inventory] brings to the forefront issues concerning the legitimacy of a secular government making decisions about religious institutions,” Sarma told FoxNews.com.

    The director of the school’s prestigious South Asia Initiative, Sarma said locals are citing ancient religious laws to stop the government from taking the valuables. The treasures belong to Padmanabhaswamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who presides spiritually over the temple, locals claim.

    “The newly discovered wealth at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple poses a number of challenges,” Sarma said.

    Exploration is driven more by fiscal interests today than local superstition, however. The Kerala state government passed a law 50 years ago that overrules the religious laws and customs, effectively allowing officials to seize the temple’s assets.

    “The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Act of 1951 allows the Indian government to take over and use temple endowments in whatever way they see fit,” Sarma told FoxNews.com.

    Government and temple officials did not respond to numerous emails and phone calls from FoxNews.com seeking information on the inventory.

    'It belongs to the temple and should stay as such.'

    - Hrishikesh D. Vinod, a professor of economics at Fordham University

    Observers are concerned about government corruption, fearing that the wealth will be plundered by greedy individuals in the name of the public good.

    “Every year, 5 percent of the wealth should go to the treasury,” Hrishikesh D. Vinod, a professor of economics at Fordham University in New York City, told FoxNews.com. Beyond the cost of police protection, the rest should stay where it is. “It belongs to the temple and should stay as such,” he said.

    Other prominent scientists and archaeologists are urging the Indian government to continue the careful catalog of artifacts before any decisions on the treasure is made.

    “Items discovered in the temple may not be of the same age, nor attributable to any one ethnic and/or socio-political group,” archaeologist James Adovaio of the Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., told FoxNews.com. “The material should be analyzed and documented before its disposition can be considered.”

    There’s also a mystical twist to the ancient temple: an even more ancient curse on those who defile the sacred site, a plot worthy of an Indiana Jones movie. Local lore holds that the temple was opened once before in the 1930s, and deadly serpents emerged from one of the vaults.

    Treasure hunters abandoned the project immediately.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2012/...#ixzz29IICgopo
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    I have been honoured to have visited this temple and participated in Pooja.

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    Reminds me a little of The Stargate Of Aramu Muru. With reverance to opening this doorway utilizing a sound frequency. Very Nice Thread!

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    This reminds me of the recent stories about how the very much 'unwanted' PTB....are reported to have recently moved into India proper.

    and just like that..the so called PTB, who, in some reports, are completely out of all resource..are connected to the government of India, who will probably be confiscating this giant find?
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    Tara says it is opened by the being not the chant, and that I could help them open it...

    it is tuned to brainwaves like the small wind harp found in south America is a healing tone for the mind...

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    Now that is a mystery! Can´t wait to see what´s in that room.

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    How long before you-know-who decides that "Al-Qaeda" are operaiting in Kerala and that the forces of peace and democracy need to go in there and save the day ???

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    Quote Posted by mariposafe (here)
    How long before you-know-who decides that "Al-Qaeda" are operaiting in Kerala and that the forces of peace and democracy need to go in there and save the day ???
    That was a brillant flow of in the now energy mariposafe . My thoughts exactly . Watch for a so called natural disaster in that area as well ...required U.N. presence along with a media blackout.
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    I thought of Aramu Muru, too. And also, the Door of Moria....

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    Very interesting, but that is like trying to read a Russian spy thriller novel. All the names!

    Can't wait to hear more of this.
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    Default Re: The Mysterious Last Door At Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Breaking News

    The other chambers sound amazing but what about this one. This information was found on "The Flyers Files". Anyone have any idea what this "treasure" might be?



    India’s Temple Tomb Reveals Ancient UFO

    In the far south of India, opposite the island of Sri Lanka in the state of Kerala, sits an ancient mysterious temple containing six vaults that have been the subject of deep controversy.

    The Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum is considered one of the wonders of the world, and a temple guarded in secrecy.

    The vaults contained inside have been protected by priests and lay within the twenty foot thick stone foundations of the main shrine. Many of the vaults have not been opened for over thousands of years. This week, under Kerala High Court authority, opening the vaults, took place under the eyes of government authorities and a historical journalist from Austria.

    One vault in particular, labeled “B” constructed in the early 6th century has no written or oral record of ever being opened.

    “Under military security, we opened all the vaults except “B”,” advised ****al Ramandeep, spokesperson for the Royal family of Trivandrum. “We are not happy that the High Courts are allowing this. It is not advised to open vault “B”. It will insult and anger Lord Vishnu.”

    What was found in the vaults labeled A, C, D, E and F were a vast collection of gold coins, silver jewelry, gold statues studded with precious gems, and vast amounts of other items of phenomenal monetary and historical value.

    Vault “B” was left for last

    When it came to opening the vault “B”, it had been sealed shut with a heavy solid cast iron door without a latch. Under the protests of the Royal Family and the priests, entry was gained through force and what was found inside has the temple authorities demanding the removal of all visitors, military, and government officials.

    According to Austrian Journalist Reinhardt Smueller, inside the vault was found a dark grey, very smooth elongated capsule, with no discerning opening. Propped up against the capsule were seven human mummified remains that showed no signs of violent death, and appeared to be dressed in a thick material with the consistency of silk. The silk itself showed no signs of decay.

    The object has an almost inaudible low frequency hum. Further, attempts to see inside the capsule were impossible. It was hoped that a fibre optic camera could be used to see inside, but attempts to drill a small hole into the surface proved the capsule to be impenetrable. Another concern is that the capsule itself has no magnetic properties, but is warm to the touch. Photos of the craft were not available at this time.

    Smueller advised, “This vault had no treasures and the walls of the vault have no markings, drawings or script. The capsule is very large, about 30 meters by 10 meters by 8 meters.” Smueller went on to state that the perfectly preserved mummified remains of the seven people all had blonde hair and very fair complexions. “It was odd,” claimed Smueller. “In all the years I have covered historical findings, I have never seen mummified remains with fair complexions.” Authorities are not speculating as to what the unidentified object is inside vault “B”, but Smueller was quick to point out that ancient Hindu art dating back to to the 4th century BCE depicts a similar object in the skies above the temples. “The object is so strange looking it just does not seem to be something that man made, especially by any ancient society,” concluded Smueller.

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    The other chambers sound amazing but what about this one. This information was found on "The Flyers Files". Anyone have any idea what this "treasure" might be?



    India’s Temple Tomb Reveals Ancient UFO

    In the far south of India, opposite the island of Sri Lanka in the state of Kerala, sits an ancient mysterious temple containing six vaults that have been the subject of deep controversy.

    The Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum is considered one of the wonders of the world, and a temple guarded in secrecy.

    The vaults contained inside have been protected by priests and lay within the twenty foot thick stone foundations of the main shrine. Many of the vaults have not been opened for over thousands of years. This week, under Kerala High Court authority, opening the vaults, took place under the eyes of government authorities and a historical journalist from Austria.

    One vault in particular, labeled “B” constructed in the early 6th century has no written or oral record of ever being opened.

    “Under military security, we opened all the vaults except “B”,” advised ****al Ramandeep, spokesperson for the Royal family of Trivandrum. “We are not happy that the High Courts are allowing this. It is not advised to open vault “B”. It will insult and anger Lord Vishnu.”

    What was found in the vaults labeled A, C, D, E and F were a vast collection of gold coins, silver jewelry, gold statues studded with precious gems, and vast amounts of other items of phenomenal monetary and historical value.

    Vault “B” was left for last

    When it came to opening the vault “B”, it had been sealed shut with a heavy solid cast iron door without a latch. Under the protests of the Royal Family and the priests, entry was gained through force and what was found inside has the temple authorities demanding the removal of all visitors, military, and government officials.

    According to Austrian Journalist Reinhardt Smueller, inside the vault was found a dark grey, very smooth elongated capsule, with no discerning opening. Propped up against the capsule were seven human mummified remains that showed no signs of violent death, and appeared to be dressed in a thick material with the consistency of silk. The silk itself showed no signs of decay.

    The object has an almost inaudible low frequency hum. Further, attempts to see inside the capsule were impossible. It was hoped that a fibre optic camera could be used to see inside, but attempts to drill a small hole into the surface proved the capsule to be impenetrable. Another concern is that the capsule itself has no magnetic properties, but is warm to the touch. Photos of the craft were not available at this time.

    Smueller advised, “This vault had no treasures and the walls of the vault have no markings, drawings or script. The capsule is very large, about 30 meters by 10 meters by 8 meters.” Smueller went on to state that the perfectly preserved mummified remains of the seven people all had blonde hair and very fair complexions. “It was odd,” claimed Smueller. “In all the years I have covered historical findings, I have never seen mummified remains with fair complexions.” Authorities are not speculating as to what the unidentified object is inside vault “B”, but Smueller was quick to point out that ancient Hindu art dating back to to the 4th century BCE depicts a similar object in the skies above the temples. “The object is so strange looking it just does not seem to be something that man made, especially by any ancient society,” concluded Smueller.
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    It was c & P from the recent George Filer emails. (Filer's Files #6 2013 - Elaine Douglas Passes, First Frozen Crop Circle, India's Temple Tomb).

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    Can't find lots more information, just some people screaming it's a hoax ..

    This is is interesting ..

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    ‘I know what is in vault B. But what is the necessity for everyone to know about it?’


    Quote Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the head of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore, and also the head of the Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala, believes in simple living. Smitha Verma meets him a year after the temple’s phenomenal wealth came to light and finds him to be a man of varied interests.

    The interview has come through after a year. Around this time, a year ago, he wanted to be a recluse. Media arc lights, both national and international, were focused on what he had to say. He found solace in his Lord — at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple — whose very belongings were dragged into the Supreme Court.

    Today Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the 90-year-old head of the erstwhile Travancore royal family, is more at peace. “Should I speak in English or Malayalam,” asks Varma as he enters the visiting room of Pattom Palace, his unassuming double-storey house in Thiruvanathapuram.

    He is wearing a cotton mundu and a pale beige shirt. The only hint of wealth is a Swiss Gloria vintage wrist watch. It’s difficult to believe that he is the head of the richest temple in the world. The visiting room too is sparsely furnished. It consists of a sofa and two chairs, a centre table and a side table with a small replica of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple on it. A framed portrait of his ancestor, King Rama Varma, and his mother’s photograph are the only other embellishments in the room.

    “We have always believed in simple living — even when my ancestors ruled the state,” he says with a feeble smile, as if reading my mind.

    Their modest living came as a surprise to Mahatma Gandhi who visited the family in 1924. His mother’s elder sister was the regent, because Varma’s brother, Chitiram Thirunal, was then barely 12 and too young to rule. “Gandhiji was surprised to see the then maharani without silk or jewellery.”

    Gandhi, he adds, was concerned about the ban on the entry of Harijans into the temple. “He asked her: ‘Is it not unfair that around the temple a dog or a cat can roam but not a man?’ She feigned helplessness and said, ‘I am the regent and only running on the administration till Chitiram Thirunal grows up. Why don’t you ask him?’”

    Gandhi turned to the young boy and asked him if he would open entry to all once he took over. “Without a moment’s thought he said, ‘yes’. He took over the reins in 1931 and opened the temple gates in 1936, one of the first family temples in the country to give access to everyone following the faith.”

    Varma is recollecting the bygone era spiritedly. His frail body and a slight stoop apart, age is just a number for him. “I have a boil on my leg, making it extremely painful to visit the temple. I have to take 1,080 steps on every visit. Yet, I went today. I am walking not with my legs but with my head.”

    The head of the family has to visit the temple daily, a ritual when not observed leads to a fine of Rs 157.35, he points out.

    The temple shot into the news this time last year during a stock-taking process of the locked vaults within the complex. The secrecy regarding the two vaults — A and B — was petitioned in the Supreme Court following which vault A was opened and treasures reportedly worth Rs 1 lakh crore were discovered. The decision about opening vault B is still pending in the apex court. “It’s now a legal matter and His Highness will not say anything about the vault,” his secretary had warned me.

    But I still broach the subject, albeit with caution. “When I was 56 days old I was put on the temple floor as an offering. So I became a dasa (servant) of Padmnabhaswamy. I would never want anyone to question my Lord’s belongings,” Varma says. Reports suggested that a tiff between him and city advocate T.P. Sundararajan led to the filing of a petition by the latter in the High Court. When the court ordered the takeover of the temple by the state government, Varma went to the Supreme Court, following which vault A was opened.

    “It was an ego issue. He [Sundararajan] had a small tiff with somebody in the temple and not with me as was widely reported. If he had come to me I would have convinced him,” he says.

    The royal family of Travancore traces its ancestry to the Chera dynasty of South India. In 1750, Maharaja Anizham Tirunal Marthanda Varma, the first of the Travancore maharajas, gave away his kingdom to Padmanabha (or Vishnu) and the family has served the deity ever since, with the “maharaja” heading the temple management. Varma took over the reins of his family after the death in 1991 of his elder brother, Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, the last ruling king.

    The Thamburan (His Highness), as he is still fondly addressed by everyone, doesn’t have any regrets about not becoming a ruler. “Even now, when I am nobody, I am still wanted in public functions. The respect and love of the people haven’t changed.”

    But dealing with politicians, after Independence, wasn’t easy. He recalls how he was returning from Delhi after being informed about the Privy Purse abolishment in 1971. “Normally I would have been allotted a VIP room at the Cochin airport, but now I had to wait in the common lounge. A politician saw me, walked up to me and started asking questions in an authoritarian manner. Then he lit a cigarette and blew smoke into my face. People were looking at us but I didn’t lose my cool.”

    Varma is full of stories that he pulls out of a treasure chest of memories. And every now and then, he stresses his fondness for Bengalis. “Malayalis and Bengalis are similar. They are both emotional people. Then my personal guru, Sri Sri Anandamayi Ma, whom I revered the most was from Bengal.” He pauses for a few minutes, as if in a trance, at the mention of his guru’s name.

    Growing up in a matrilineal family, Varma graduated in 1943 as a gold medallist in economics, history and Sanskrit. He was married in 1945 and moved to Bangalore with his family in 1952 as “it was a better place for my kids’ education”. There he set up Varma Industrials, producing fabric used mostly as upholstery in cars. In 1991, he returned to Kerala after selling the company and took over as the head of the family.

    Varma’s many interests — ranging from photography to filing news cuttings — keep him busy. Next month, the Kerala chief minister will unveil an exhibition of his photographs. “I have over 4,000 photographs and even now my DSLR camera hasn’t given up on me,” he chuckles. He also collects watches. “I have 31 watches, all gifted to me. My first watch (a Mappin) which I got in 1929 is still intact,” he proclaims proudly.

    Once he was such a fond driver that Mercedes Benz presented him with 10 medals. “I have clocked 40 lakh miles. Those days, the company honoured drivers who crossed the one-lakh mark.” His favourite car, the copper blue 180D Mercedes Benz, is still in his possession. “But I am not allowed to drive anymore because of my poor health.” He suffered his first heart attack in 1982 after the death of his guru, then another in 1991 after the death of his brother. “The third attack happened after my wife’s death in 1993,” he says with a faint smile.

    Frail health notwithstanding, he is a busy man. He is the chairman of Aspin Wall Company, which trades in and ships coir, coffee, rubber, tea and other such goods. His children, a son and daughter — both divorced — live with him. “I read four papers daily and cut the news items which interest me and file them under different sections such as religion, education, health, politics and miscellaneous. I started this in 1935 — I am now into my 192nd file.”

    The sun’s gone home, and the interview is about to end. So I bravely pop the crucial question. What’s in vault B? “I know what is in vault B. But what is the necessity for everyone to know about it? It is just idle curiosity and bad behaviour,” he says sternly.

    And what about the superstitions about opening vault B? Legend has it that a serpent guards the vault and evil luck befalls anyone trying to open the chamber. “I believe it has already happened. But I will not say anything more,” he says. Sundararajan, the retired IPS officer who filed the petition, suddenly died last year, a month after the first vault was opened. But Varma will not speak anymore. He has closed the chapter, his mind and his eyes.

    Clearly, Varma doesn’t appreciate the fact that the current interest in the temple is solely related to its immense wealth. “I feel very sad,” he says. Does he worry about the riches? “My family will never touch this wealth. And I have no fear — I am not afraid of anything. Our Lord Padmanabha will take care of everything.”

    I get up and bid him farewell. He hands me a parting gift, two photographs that he’s taken. The pictures — one celebrating a bunch of bright yellow Amaltas petals and another highlighting the dark shades of dusk — are contrasting images of hope and despair.

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    Default Re: The Mysterious Last Door At Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Breaking News

    The source of this article appears to be written about the observations of the Austrian Journalist Reinhardt Smueller. Here is an article written in the http://www.sagenews.ca/article.asp?id=3447.

    I am not seeing anything that says that it is a Hoax. Where did you get that info Agape?

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    Default Re: The Mysterious Last Door At Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Breaking News

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    The source of this article appears to be written about the observations of the Austrian Journalist Reinhardt Smueller. Here is an article written in the http://www.sagenews.ca/article.asp?id=3447.

    I am not seeing anything that says that it is a Hoax. Where did you get that info Agape?
    Don't take me wrong please, I'm not saying 'it's a hoax' , I'm very excited, wished to find some more information about it .

    There's 'a Disclamer' under the article on page you quote so can't see how much this is being 'confirmed news' or a rumour ?

    http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread997082/pg1




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