Thursday, November 17, 2016

Rich religion

Here's a list of India's 10 wealthiest temples.

1. PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE - KERALA
It's the richest temple in the country and possesses wealth of around $20 billion (Rs 13,60,99,90,00,000).

2. 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.

3. SHIRDI SAI BABA SHRINE - MUMBAI
It 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.

4. VAISHNO DEVI TEMPLE - JAMMU
The second most visited temple in India earns Rs 500 crore annually.

5. SIDDHIVINAYAK TEMPLE - MUMBAI
This temple's average annual income ranges from Rs 48 crore to Rs 125 crore.

6. 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.

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

8. 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.
9. 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.

10. SOMNATH TEMPLE - GUJARAT
The richest temple in Gujarat has an annual revenue of Rs 33 crore.

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