Here is a list of the top 10 richest temples in the world. Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is considered as the world’s richest temple with more than 1 lakh crore rupees of worth treasures.
1.Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.The temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams (Holy abodes of Vishnu).It is believed that Lord Vishnu’s idol was found in this place.In this temple Lord Vishnu can be seen in a state of sleep on Sheshnaag.The idol of this temple is made up of 12008 salagramams that compose the reclining Lord.The temple has blend of Dravidian and Kerala architecture styles.It has become as one of the richest temples in India with more than 1 lakh crore rupees of worth treasures.
2.Tirupati Venkateshwara Temple, Tirumala, AndraPradesh
Tirupati Venkateshwara Temple is the ancient and sacred temple of Lord Venkateswara, a form of the Hindu God Vishnu.The temple is located on the seventh peak of the Tirupati Hills and is also known as the “Temple of Seven Hills”.About 60,000 pilgrims visit the temple every day.It is said that people drop bags of gold at the feet of Shri Venkateswara.The temple gets up to 650 crore in donations every year.The temple has more than 50,000 crore rupees of worth treasures.This is one of the famous and richest temple in India.
3.Shirdi Sai baba Temple, Shirdi, Maharashtra
Shirdi Sai baba Temple is one of the richest and famous temple in India.Sai baba was an Indian saint and many devotees consider him an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.The Sai Baba Mandir in Shirdi is visited by around 20,000 pilgrims a day.The temple has ornaments worth over Rs 50 crore and a total fixed deposits worth Rs 627,56,97,488.
4.Puri Jagannath Temple, Puri, Orissa
Puri Jagannath Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath meaning “the Lord of the Universe” and located in Puri in the state of Orissa, India.Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are the three images that are worshiped at the Jagannath,Puri temple.The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra or chariot festival.The temple is one of the holiest Hindu Char Dham( four divine sites).The temple has huge collection of gold ornaments ,diamonds and other jewelry in its possession. Therefore the richest temple in north-eastern side.
5.Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Siddhivinayak Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh.The temple has a small mandap hall with the shrine for Siddhi Vinayak “Ganesh who grants your wish”.Famous Bollywood stars and politicians frequently visit the temple to seek blessings of Lord Ganesha.The Siddhivinayak temple receives donations of around Rupees 100-150 million every year that makes Mumbai city’s richest temple trust.It is one of the richest temple in Mumbai and the fifth richest temple in the world.
6.Vaishno Devi Temple, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir
Vaishno Devi Temple is one of the holy Hindu temples dedicated to Goddess Vaishno Devi(manifestation of the Mother Goddess). Vaishno Devi Temple is near the town of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir.The temple is supposed to be one of the wish fulfilling places, where lakhs of devotees from India and abroad gather for Maa Vaishno Devi’s blessings.Highly religious and one of the richest temple in northern India.
7.Somnath Temple, Saurashtra, Gujarat
Somnath Temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of the God Shiva. Somnath means “The Protector of the Moon God”.The Present temple is built in the Chalukya style of temple architecture.The temple is situated at such a place that there is no land in straight-line between Somnath seashore till Antarctica.Each day about 1,00,000 to 5,00,000 devotees visit this place. Somnath Trust’s land assets are valued Rs1,639.14 crore.This makes the temple the richest in India.
8.Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, TamilNadu
Meenakshi Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati known as Meenakshi Amman.The temple attracts 15,000 visitors a day, around 25,000 during Friday.There is an estimated 33,000 sculptures in the temple.The most important festival associated with the temple is the “Meenakshi Thirukalyanam”(The divine marriage of Meenakshi).It is considered to be the third richest temple in southern part of India.
9.Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab
The Harmandir Sahib also Darbar Sahib and informally referred to as the Golden Temple is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India.The Gurdwara is surrounded by a holy tank, known as the Sarovar, that consists of Amrit (“holy water”).The upper floors of the Gurdwara is covered with gold which gives it its distinctive appearance and English name the Golden Temple.Around 35,000 devotees visit temple every day.Extremely well-crafted and richest temple in North.
10.Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in Varanasi.The temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganges, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva temples. The main deity is known by the name Vishwanatha. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is also popularly known as the ‘Golden Temple’ due to the gold plating done on its 15.5-meter high spire.