The treasure in the form of gold, silver, coins, diamond, precious stones, etc., found in Padmanabha Swamy temple in Kerala is just an example of how rich Indian temples are.
This enormous wealth had always invited plunderers to come to our country and loot our treasures and now we see some of these items selling at huge sums in the international auctions.
Golden Bird as India was known was not only for its materialistic wealth but also for its scientific knowledge and spirituality. Somnath, Konark and other various temples were looted umpteen times for their wealth.
Why do we have so many religious places? India is home to some of the most ancient civilizations, we have so many diverse religions, Hinduism, Islamism, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism to name some, which preach deep respect for the almighty God and not to commit any sins to make people tread the right and virtuous path. The deep rooted faith in God, as well as fear takes millions, to the pilgrimages and to donate handsomely to get rid of these sins.
There are so many other temples, trust and religious outfits which get huge amount of donations from millions of people. If we have so much treasures in one or two temples and trust then what about all the other such institutions of the country? We know about Gurus, Babas, Yogis running multi billion empire by selling ancient, philosophy, yoga, meditation, ayurveda, etc. The treasure found in Sathya Sai Baba’s Puttaparthi ashram was making news, as cash of Rs 11.5 crore, 98 kg of gold and silver articles weighing 307 kilograms was found from his private room. The money and valuables took 36 hours to count.
If we have so much money then why are we called poor country? Why don’t we use this money for betterment of the country?
There is no use of keeping this treasure in holy places or vaults, and spending on its security instead, if we can have a better TODAY. We should make single trust that will take over all this wealth and use it for the betterment and progress of all the countrymen, after all this treasure belongs to them. Just imagine how many schools, colleges, homes, hospitals, roads, power plants, etc can be built. This efficacious decision taken now will lead our country to a better and prosperous future.