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Pritha Manchanda Sep 16 2015

Which are the richest temples in India?

Ria Dutta Sep 16 2015
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Ever wondered how much wealth the temples you visit contain? If not, we bring you a list of the 7 richest temples in India which also makes the list for the top religious places in India. Scroll down to know how our gods & goddesses are leading a lavish life.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala

Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala is one of the richest temples we have in India. With a wealth close to INR 1.2 lakh crore, you must visit this temple for its grandeur, and also for the gold necklace adorned by the deity which is around 18 ft long and weighs 2.5 kg.

Fact: Only Hindus are allowed to enter this temple.


Siddhivinayak, Mumbai

A favorite among celebrities, Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai is among the 7 richest temples in India and receives a lot of donation in terms of money and gold. And if you are lucky enough, you can bump into a celebrity while visiting this temple.

Fact: The idol of the temple is carved out of a single black stone.


Saibaba Temple, Shirdi

Saibaba Temple
in Shirdi is a famous temple among devotees of Sai Baba. And so it has received a donation around INR 1,441 crore in the last five years. The festive seasons see devotees coming in huge numbers from Mumbai or Pune to Shirdi by car.

Fact: As nobody knows whether Sai Baba was Hindu, Christian or Muslim, people of all religions visit this temple everyday.


Golden Temple, Punjab

The canopy of this breathtaking temple is made of gold. Golden Temple’s altar is studded with diamond and other gemstones. Try visiting this temple at night or early sun rise.

Fact: Food is served to all the devotees coming here, irrespective of their religion, all year round.


Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh

Tirupati Temple
in Andhra Pradesh is not only one of the richest but also the busiest temples in India. The annual budget estimated for this temple is around INR 2530.10 crores. Now imagine the amount of donation it receives!

Fact: The temple is visited by about 50,000 to 100,000 pilgrims daily.


Vaishno Devi, Jammu and Kashmir

After Tirupati Temple, Vaishno Devi is the busiest temple in India. With an income of over INR 500 crore, this shrine is a very popular Hindu temple with almost 10 million pilgrims visiting it every year.

Fact: This temple has only one access point--Katra.

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Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, Kerala

Visit Kerala
to see Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple which sees over 50 million devotees every year. Now you can guess the amount of donation the temple receives. Well, the revenue they earn annually is around INR 230 Crore.

Fact: Only men are allowed to visit this temple.

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Wondering how you never noticed the wealth these temple possess? Well do visit these 7 richest temples in India and let us know which was your favorite.Cheers!
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