December 22, 2011 – The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) is the body which runs the affairs of the Indian temples. Now it is trying to assess the value of the famous treasure found half a year ago in the troves of Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple in the province of Kerala.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: Rainer Haessner/ Wikipedia.
At the same time the parts of the treasure will be shown to the public in various museums. TTD Executive Officer L. V. Subramanyam said: “We want to utilize the opportunity to showcase Sanatana Dharma (the eternal order of the world) through coins by setting up such galleries in museums across the country.”
The treasure comprises ca 18 tons of coins, and numerous precious stones. You can get an idea of the temple, its history and the trove where the treasure was hidden in this documentary.
The TTD presents itself on this website.
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