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Sunday, July 3, 2011

RICHEST TEMPLE: Golden idol of Vishnu found at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple!

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Staff Reporter / The Hindu / THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, July 3, 2011.

City Police Commissioner, Manoj Abraham, inspecting the premises of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday as part of the move to strengthen the security for the temple in the wake of the finding of vast treasures in its vaults. Photo: C.Ratheesh kumar
City Police Commissioner, Manoj Abraham, inspecting the premises of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday as part of the move to strengthen the security for the temple in the wake of the finding of vast treasures in its vaults. Photo: C.Ratheesh kumar.

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.............................................
Coins found..............................................................

Yet to be inventoried...............................................

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