Today we are sharing top 10 richest temples in the world based on reliable sites like Wiki and Forbes, updated in 2016. Most of them are located in India and counted among the world’s wealthiest temples.
As we all know that there are so many temples in the World which are rich in beauty and wealth. However I have tried to prepare a list of such temples (probably the oldest one) which have huge deposit of Gold and extraordinary architecture.
Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
This glories and the gorgeous temple are one of the most dazzling and richest temples of the world as well as India. It is counted as the most eminent Lord Vishnu temple of India, which is situated in the capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram city. The divinely beautiful temple is made by 1, 20,008 saligramam. The total treasures worth of this glorious temple is RS. 1 Lakh Crore. The idol of this temple is made with complete gold; there are diamond ornaments and other antique gold possessions.Tirumala Tirupati Temple
This is another mesmerizing and rich temple of the world by a decade, which is in Andhra Pradesh. This amazing temple of Tirumala is the most visited and most sacred pilgrimage of Hindu holy people. After the mundan ritual, every devotee shaved hair and the temple authority earns approx $6 million after selling those in a public auction every year. They have international clients who buy these hairs for making the cosmetics products. The worth of the treasures of this elegant temple is Rs 50,000 crore. The Balaji idol of Tirumala is cladding by the 1000 kg gold weighing. The yearly income is Rs 1700 crore of this glorious south Indian temple (source). This temple gets around 650 crore donations every year.
This is a pretty new place of pilgrimage for the peoples of every culture; every religious and every divine value have come over here to make a fulfillment of desires. This is situated near the city Pune of Maharashtra. There is the precious jewelry of 32 crore worth and the worth of the precious coins is around 6 lakhs. The temple gets a big amount of donations, from the devotees that cross around INR 350 crore annually. Therefore estimated net worth of Shirdi temple is Rs 2,500 Crore. The idol of this temple is Sai Baba, an Indian saint.
This is another famous temple of the world, which in Jammu, India. Over a million of devotees come over the place from every corner of the world to worship the Mata Vaishno devi. It gets 500 crores per year as donations. Therefore the estimated net worth of Vaishno Devi temple is around Rs 2,000 crore.
It is the Maharashtra-based popular temple of Lord Ganesha. To grant their wishes from the Lord people here come as a flood. From the Bollywood stars to the common people, everyone visited and gives donations to the temple frequently. Every year this temple has made as a total rich trust by getting approx 100 to 150 million donations and the annual income of this temple is maximum 156 crore (source – Wiki). The dome of 200 years old black stone Ganesh idol is finely coated with 3.7 kg gold.
Puri Jagannath Temple
This magnificent temple of “The Lord of Universe” is a famous Hindu pilgrimage at the side of Bay of Bengal. This temple is main worshiped place for the people of Orissa and as well as Bengal. At the festive time of Rath Yatra, this beautiful temple gets the 6 times double donations from the usual time. 15,000 to 20,000 donations are normal for the usual time and it touches the height at the festive time it is up to 1.72 crores. There is around 145 Kg of gold articles worth Rs 43 Crore itself and 251 kg of silver articles were found in Temple chest – Source. Please note that we have converted Tolas into KG to provide better understanding.
There are a precious Guru Granth Sahib, which is designed with diamonds and other valuable stones. The temple is also made up with golden and shimmering silver detailing. This is a traditional Sikh temple, popularly known as Harmandir Sahib, which is at Amritsar.
This is the “Shan” of Gujarat. This is one of the most stunning temples of Lord Shiva. The asset of the land of Somnath Trust is highly valuable it is 1,639 approx and this has made the temple richest.
This is a superb temple of Madurai; again it is in South India. This ancient Lord Parvati temple is visited by a number of devotees every year and its get a large number of donations by them. The annual alumni of the temple are 6 million.
It is a renowned pious tour destination of India. This oldest temple has continued the same glory of the past. The yearly revenue of this Siva temple of Varanasi is 5 to 6 crore and out of three, two domes of the temple is gold plate.
|Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple||Thiruvananthapuram||Rs. 1 Lakh Crore|
|Tirumala Tirupati Temple||Andhra Pradesh||Rs. 50,000 Crore|
|Shirdi||Pune||Rs. 2,500 Crore|
|Vaishno Devi||Jammu||Rs. 2,000 Crore|
|Siddhi Vinayaka||Mumbai||Rs. 1,000 Crore|
|Puri Jagannath Temple||Puri||Under Review|
|Golden Temple||Amritsar||Under Review|
|Somnath Temple||Gujarat||Under Review|
|Meenakshi Temple||Madurai||Rs. 10 Crore|
|Kashi Vishwanath||Varanasi||Rs. 6 Crore|
If you know any other such temples whose net worth is huge then do share with me by leaving your comment in below section.