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yajvan
04 July 2011, 07:04 PM
 
hariḥ oṁ
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namasté

The mahābhārata tells us of kings giving away mass wealth... Here is an example:

Jewels piled in sacks and tons of gold at Thiruvananthapuram temple worth more than India education budget

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/04/kerala-temple-vault-treasure (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/04/kerala-temple-vault-treasure)

praṇām

Kismet
04 July 2011, 07:32 PM
Wow... I find that, amazing, genuinely.

brahman
05 July 2011, 08:07 AM
Dear Yajvan, kismet and all.

The media has been awash with reports that the riches of the articles amount to thousands of crores of rupees. however the the Supreme Court Panel is only counting and weighing the treasure. Their value, including antique value, is not being assessed and there are more underground lockers to be opened.

Some of the objects found -the idol of Mahvishnu made of gold and stdded iwth Navartnas, for instance- are deemed to be invaluable by a representative of the Archeological dept who is a panel member.

A golden idol of Mahavishnu and a golden ‘anki' weighing close to 30 kilograms were among the articles unearthed from one of the six vaults at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple here on Saturday.
The inventorying of the vaults is being done by a seven-member panel appointed by the Supreme Court.
The golden idol of Mahavishnu is believed to be a replica of the ‘utsava vigraham' in the Temple and has a height of about one foot (12 angulams).
Another idol fashioned out of pure gold was also found. Coconut shells of gold Two coconut shells fashioned out of pure gold were found too. One was studded with precious stones including rubies and emeralds.
The golden ‘anki' used to adorn the presiding deity was found in 16 parts. An ornament used to adorn the chest of the deity and studded with emeralds was also found on Saturday.
Coins found Numerous coins issued by the government of Krishnadeva Rayar (early 16th century AD), and a coin of 1914 origin were also reportedly found. There was a piece of paper in bad condition on which was written the ‘Kollavarsham date' 29/9/1109. Other golden ornaments believed to have been used to adorn the main deity were also found. The hindu (http://www.google.co.in/search?hl=en&q=Padmanabhaswamy+temple+-+The+Hindu&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=)

Sri. Padmanabhaswamy temple, (http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showpost.php?p=38247&postcount=2)
The temple is one of the 108 divya desam, the holiest abodes of Lord Vishnu

Eastern Mind
05 July 2011, 08:25 AM
Vannakkam: Probably only the tip of the iceberg. I do hope the government knows that it belongs to the temples, not to them, but it is most likely a false hope I have. The looting has begun.

Aum Namasivaya

Eastern Mind
05 July 2011, 02:36 PM
Vannakkam: Probably only the tip of the iceberg. I do hope the government knows that it belongs to the temples, not to them, but it is most likely a false hope I have. The looting has begun.

Aum Namasivaya

Vannakkam: Then again I may be wrong.. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/07/05/india.temple.wealth/

Aum Namasivaya

Tapasya
06 July 2011, 03:38 PM
Namaste,

For me all of these events have been rather disturbing.

Personally I think theopening of the vaults is rather poor shakunaM. I suspect that, at least someof those who live in the Agraharam surrounding the temple, would concur. In anycase the Devaprasnam, that will undoubtedly be undertaken soon, will reveal thenecessary Prayaschitta karma.
The much larger concern would be if the authoritiesdecide to move any of the finds - for this, I believe, will invite Pralayam. Infact I have always believed that asuddha pravarta (at a state level) invites such disaster. Konkan was , afterall according to tradition, recovered from the sea by Bhagavan Parasurama.

rajputistan
08 July 2011, 09:01 PM
No.... It's not save in Asur regime of Congress-COMMUNIST, corrupt Bureaucratic rule:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

saidevo
13 July 2011, 08:35 AM
Hindu Scriptures Give Guidance on Padmanabhaswami Treasure
http://www.tamilbrahmins.com/general-discussions/6748-sri-padmanabhaswamy-temple-treasure-10.html#post86016
http://www.hinduismtoday.com/blogs-news/hindu-press-international/hindu-scriptures-guive-guidance-on-padmanabhaswami-treasure/11297.html

Eastern Mind
13 July 2011, 09:32 AM
Vannakkam: We were discussing this the other day at festival, and the matter came up of how other temples have as much or more treasure dating from antiquity. Some of the Chola kings put a lot away. One of the Brahmins (not a priest any more but an engineer) I've known for a very long time originally from Thanjavur district said "________ (not Tanjore) has more gold stored than all the Kerala temples combined."

If you can build a temple like Tanjore (not possible today, it would cost way too much) I'm sure you can stash a few hundred kilos of the shiny stuff away.

Aum Namasivaya

Ramakrishna
14 July 2011, 02:41 AM
Namaste all,

Aseem Shukla of the HAF wrote a great piece on this whole situation: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/a-hindu-temple-treasure-dilemma-answers-from-the-ancients/2011/07/11/gIQAbHfu8H_blog.html

"S.P. Sabharathnam, one of the foremost scholars of the Agamas based in India, explained to me that the Mulakosa Bhakta Vivarana (Allocation of the Divine Treasure) chapter specifically enjoins that the treasures should be held, but the interest accrued can be used for worldly needs ranging from preservation of that temple and other temples in need to feeding of devotees and the poor and creating schools for preservation of Vedic and general studies. Follow the words of the ancients, and such a move could revitalize the temple and address the urgent needs of many lesser known Hindu institutions decaying in the face of weak governing boards and government neglect."

Jai Sri Ram

Obelisk
14 July 2011, 04:55 AM
Very well written article. I hope after allocating all necessary funds, the temple authorities wisely use the wealth for feeding and helping the millions of poor people in there. Service to man is service to God.

saidevo
15 July 2011, 10:00 AM
'The riches belong to nobody, certainly not to our family'

An interview with Uthradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the former King of Tranvancore.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/The-riches-belong-to-nobody-certainly-not-to-our-family/H1-Article1-719270.aspx

Tapasya
22 July 2011, 09:49 AM
Namaste,
The Supreme Court initially requested the opening of thefinal vault on a Friday – which was I believe was an ASTamI TithI, HastA NaKSatra,KanyA rAsi and further kujanman and ketu were in the eighth house from Chandralagna). Far from it for me to elaborate on the astrological pertinence of this- I leave to those who are more capable. I shall venture only to suggest that ignoranceis an appropriate excuse (as long as appropriate actions of atonement areundertaken afterwards), ahaMkAra is not.

Sri DrNagaswamy’s article here is of particular interest:

http://tamilbrahmins.wordpress.com/category/indian-secularists-are-anti-hindus/ (http://tamilbrahmins.wordpress.com/category/indian-secularists-are-anti-hindus/)

The immediateterm consequences:

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-19/hyderabad/29790061_1_vijayanagara-sri-padmanabhaswamy-forts (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-19/hyderabad/29790061_1_vijayanagara-sri-padmanabhaswamy-forts)

None of this bodes well for the world.

brahman
23 July 2011, 08:06 AM
http://www.spiritualgrowth.org.in/Isa16.jpg

Covered with the golden lid is the face of truth, Uncover it Oh Pusan, so that I who love truth may be able to realize it.
Sacred Isavasya :16



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Lord Sri. padmanabha in Yoga Nidra

Owns the entire Vault

The truth is always pervasive. Please remove the golden lid which is covering the truth and let me be with the truth, because I am the practitioner of truth. Do not defy me, do not cheat me with this golden lid, do not show me the riches, do not show me mercy, please remove the lid and reach me to Thee. Reach me to the truth, reach me to you, to enlightenment, to the light. I am suffocating under the heap of golden lid. People looking at me think that I have gold all around me, but they do not know that I am not able to get the praana inside the golden lid. I do not want this life, this sharira, this mana, this mercy from you, please just show me the truth. Remove this external veil when I am taking the last breath. Love:)






Translation source source > (http://www.spiritualgrowth.org.in/isaupa.htm)

Adhvagat
10 August 2011, 05:42 PM
Materialistic Outlook of Ancient Heritage

We today are a society which is in total contrast to all the values and systems of that ancient culture which raised and preserved this wealth. What right do we have to spend their hard earned wealth to address our self created problems in the society today? What would have we done if this treasure was not there in the first place, if the ancients had not saved and preserved this wealth in the first place? Then would we have not made any efforts to eradicate poverty and build roads? If not for this discovered wealth, would we have continued to live as an under developed society?

How can we become so materialistic, that we look at the value of this ancient treasure in mere numbers of the present market value of the metallic content and the precious stones in it? Isn’t it an invaluable wealth representing our ancient history and heritage, isn’t it of an antique value which speaks volumes about the past of a society and culture? A culture where in the society then preserved valuables with painstaking efforts so that the future generations can be proud of it. A culture where in the society was known to preserve and worship nature, instead of plundering and polluting it. A culture where spirituality in life was more important than luxury and lavishness. A culture were savings took priority and overspending was unknown.

The wealth our ancestors preserved which are now centuries old, belong to all future generations and all generations have equal right over it. Every generation hence has only the right to preserve it and pass on to its future generation intact. No generation has any right to consume it. We already have plundered natural resources, spoiled and polluted the beauty of this planet, caused thousands of of species to become extinct and there by have deprived all the future generations of the beauty and nature of this wonderful planet. We have deprived our future generations of access to clean air and clean water. Future generations can rightly hold our generations guilty of nature crime.

Read this great article here: http://www.hitxp.com/articles/society/padmanabhaswamy-temple-kerala-thiruvananthapuram-ancient-wealth-treasure/

Tapasya
12 August 2011, 06:26 AM
Namaste,

Two more links:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/kerala/article2348090.ece


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Priests-warn-against-opening-Kerala-temples-vault/articleshow/9575852.cms


Pranam