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Top 10 Richest Hindu Temples in India

Updated on December 4, 2019
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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top 10 richest temples in india

1. Padmanabha Swamy Temple Trivandrum
Padmanabha Swamy Temple is the richest temple in India. It is situated amidst the city of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). This temple is looked after by the former royal family of Travancore. This temple is very ancient and built in the Dravidian style. The temple has total assets of one lakh crores. Thousands of devotees come from far and wide to see the huge statue of Lord Vishnu in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.

In this statue, Lord Vishnu sits in a sleeping posture on Sheshnag. It is believed that Thiruvananthapuram is named after the serpent named Anant of God. Here the resting state of Lord Vishnu is called Padmanabha and in this form, Virajita is famous as Lord Padmanabha Swamy.

2. Tirupati Balaji Temple, Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati Balaji's temple is located in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. This temple is a wonderful piece of architecture. The temple is situated on the mountains of Tirumala, consisting of seven mountains, it is said that the hills of Tirumala are the second oldest in the world. Lord Venkateswara resides in this Tirupati temple. Lord Venkateswara is considered an incarnation of Vishnu.

This temple is situated at an altitude of 2800 feet above sea level. This temple was built by the Tamil king Thodaimannen. Around 50,000 devotees visit this temple daily. The total assets of the temple are around 50,000 crores.

3.Shri Jagannath Temple Puri.
Shri Jagannath Temple of Puri is a Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Shri Krishna). It is located in the coastal city of Puri in the Indian state of Orissa. The word Jagannath means the lord of the world. His city is called Jagannathpuri or Puri.

This temple is counted as one of the Char Dham of Hindus. This is the temple of the Vaishnava sect. Puri Jagannath Temple is one of the ten richest temples in India. Whatever donations come to this temple. He is spent in temple arrangements and social work.

4. Sai Baba Temple, Shirdi.
Sai Baba was an Indian guru, yogi and fakir, he is called a saint by his devotees. No information is available regarding his real name, birth, address and parents. He got the word Sai after reaching Shirdi in Maharashtra, a province in the western part of India.

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is also built here. Sai Baba Temple is considered to be one of the richest temples in India. The wealth and income of this temple are both in crores. The temple has silver jewellery worth around 32 crores. There are silver coins worth 6 lakhs. Also, about 350 crore donations come every year.

5. Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai.
Siddhivinayak is the most popular form of Ganesha. The idols of Ganesha whose trunk is bent to the right are attached to the Siddhpeeth and their temples are called Siddhivinayak temples. Siddhi Vinayak's glory is incomparable, he fulfils the wishes of devotees immediately.

It is believed that such Ganapati is very happy and gets angry as soon as possible. The Siddhi Vinayak Temple is considered to be one of the richest temples in India. The temple is coated with 3.7 kg gold, which was donated by a businessman from Kolkata.

6. Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu.
Vaishno Devi temple is the holy pilgrimage centre of Hindus in India, which is 1700 m. At a place called Katra in Trikuta Hills. Located at an altitude of. The body of the temple is set in a cave, the length of the cave is 30 m. And height 1.5 m. is.

According to popular legends, Goddess Vaishno hid in this cave and killed a demon. The main attraction of the temple is the three bodies placed in the cave. The Vaishno Devi Shrine Board is responsible for maintaining this temple. After the Tirumala Venkateswara temple in Andhra Pradesh, devotees are the most visited in this temple. Every year, donations of about 500 crores come here.

7. Somnath Temple, Gujarat.
Somnath is an important Hindu temple which is counted as the first Jyotirlinga among the 12 Jyotirlingas. Located on the Veraval port of Saurashtra region of Gujarat, this temple is said to have been built by Chandradeva himself.

It is also mentioned in the Rigveda. It has been destroyed 17 times and rebuilt each time. Somnath receives crores of offerings every year. Hence it is one of the richest temples in India.

8. Guruvayur Temple, Kerala.
Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is located in Guruvayur Kerala. This temple is considered to be the holiest temple of Lord Vishnu. This temple is said to be about 5000 years old. The Guruvayur temple is the centre of faith of the Vaishnavas. This temple is also one of the 10 richest temples in India due to its treasury.

9. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi.
The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. This temple is located in Varanasi. Kashi Vishwanath Temple has a special place in Hinduism. It is believed that one can get salvation by visiting this temple and taking a bath in the holy Ganges.
The present temple was built in 1780 by Queen Ahilya Bai Holkar. It was later plated by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1853 with 1000 kg of pure gold. Kashi Vishwanath is also one of the richest temples in India. There is an offering of crores every year.

10. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai.
Meenakshi Amman Temple located in the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu is one of the most important temples of ancient India. Meenakshi Amman Temple is named for the new Seven Wonders of the World.

This temple is dedicated to the form of Lord Shiva and Meenakshi Devi Parvati. Meenakshi Temple is one of the holiest places of Parvati. The main sanctum sanctorum of the temple is believed to be more than 3500 years old. This temple is also considered to be one of the richest temples.


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    • Ashish yaduvanshi profile imageAUTHOR


      13 months ago from INDIA

      Thank you for your comment. you must come to India, and there are many other temples and places to visit. You will feel good to come here.

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      Liz Westwood 

      13 months ago from UK

      This is an interesting list. These sounds like fascinating places to visit.


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