Top 5 Wealthiest Temples of India

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1. Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh

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The temple is located in the hill town of Tirumala and is one of the most visited temples in India. It is said to have visitors ranging from 50000 to 1000000 pilgrims per day. The temple makes 150,000 laddus each day that garners over 11 million rupees revenue annually. The annual income of the temple is said to be Rs1, 700 crore and also has treasure more that Rs650 crore of worth.

2. Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala

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Padmanabhaswamy Temple is known to be the richest temple in the world. From sacks full of gold, diamond, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and other precious stones to idols made of pure gold; from gold chains to gold sheaf, golden veil, golden coins (lakhs of them from the Roman Empire), crowns, necklaces and objects made out of other precious metals and stones are kept in this temple.

3. Siddhivinayak, Mumbai

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Another wealthy temple in India is the famous Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai. The temple has around 25000 visitors per day. The temple has gold offering worth $67 million; annual donations worth US$1.6 million. Many people donate a lot to this temple and recently a man had donated gold coated dome over Lord Ganesha which weighs over 3.7 kilos.

4. Sai Baba Temple, Shirdi

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The temple lies 296 kilometers away from Mumbai and witnesses around 20000 visitors each day. Sai Baba was a ‘fakir’ or an ascetic who undertook begging as a mode of livelihood. But his idol is now adorned with jewelry worth 32 crores. People of all religion visit this temple and donate lots.

5. Golden Temple

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The Harmindher Sahib Gurudwara or the Golden Temple is located in Amritsar, Punjab. It gets visit from over 100,000 people every day, and showcases Hindu and also Muslim architecture. The temple assets are unknown by people say this is the wealthiest temple of them all.