A Trip To The Richest Temples In India

India is a country rich in culture, and heritage-wise and with high diversity, own around 500,000 temples across the nation. This temple stands as a heritage reflection and shows its religious significance. These ancient architectural sculptures and buildings also stand as tourist attractions.

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This temple experiences lakhs of devotion throughout the year. Faith and beliefs of followers and devotes have got their own separate following. Not only rich in culture and traditions but these temples are also rich according to wealth calculation.

The net worth of these temples crosses hundreds of millions of rupees. Travelers and devotees visit these temples to fulfill their religious and spiritual expectations. These temples carry out a number of religious activities for a number of devotees on daily basis.

Some of these temples are considered the Richest temples in India:

Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh

First, on the list, is the Tirupati Temple of Andhra Pradesh. A Vaishnavite sect temple in India, Tirupati is the richest temple in the world in terms of donations. A lot of devotees make generous donations in the name of Lord Venkateswara every year. By a lot, we mean an annual donation of INR 650 crore. The temple earns millions just by selling ladoo prasad.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala

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This one is the richest of all! The Padmanabhaswamy Temple is also considered the wealthiest Hindu temple in the world. Situated in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, its treasure includes diamonds, gold ornaments, and gold statues among others.

Shirdi Saibaba Shrine, Maharashtra

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On the third spot in the list is the Saibaba shrine in Shirdi, Maharashtra. According to temple records, the shrine got gold worth INR 32 crore! Besides, a lot of wealthy devotees make huge donations to the temple every year, estimated to be about INR 360 crore.

Vaishno Devi Shrine, Jammu


Vaishno Devi Temple is considered one of the most sacred places in the country. One of the recognized Shakti Peetha temples in India, the temple earns more than INR 500 crore annually. A number of devotees from all over the globe visit the place to pay their respects to the Goddess every year, and the donations are simply overwhelming!

Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai

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Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai is one of the most celebrated temples in the country. From Bollywood eminent to business tycoons, it sees a lot of celebrities. As per the records, the temple earns around 125 crores annually, including heavy donations made by rich countrymen.

Meenakshi Amman Temple, Tamil Nadu

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The gorgeous Meenakshi Amman Temple is a prominent landmark in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, the temple earns revenue millions every year. It was also on the nominee list for the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha

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Another prominent and super-rich temple in the country is the Jagannath Temple of Puri. Although no one knows the exact wealth of the temple, it is estimated that the temple has more than 100 kg of gold and silver items. The ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannatha and is a prime pilgrimage center for Hindus. Besides, the temple is also renowned for its annual Rath Yatra festival.

Golden Temple, Amritsar

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Amritsar’s Golden Temple symbolizes beauty, brotherhood, and equality. It is not only one of the holiest Sikh shrines in the country but is also among the wealthiest temples in India. The canopy of the Golden Temple is made using pure gold, while its altar where the holy book of Guru Granth Sahib is kept is studded with precious stones.

Somnath Temple, Gujarat

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Gujarat’s Somnath Temple is also one of the richest temples in India in terms of annual donations which is in crores. It is one of the oldest and most revered temples in the country visited by lakhs of devotees every year. The temple is built in Veraval in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat and is also among the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva.

Amarnath Temple, Jammu & Kashmir

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Despite being aware of the difficulties they will face, Hindu devotees from across the world wish to visit Amarnath Temple at least once in their lifetime. During the winter season, an ice sculpture is formed miraculously in the form of shiva lingam every year. According to the legend, this cave is where Lord Shiva disclosed the true meaning of life and eternity to Goddess Parvati. In 2014, more than 2.44 lakh pilgrims paid obeisance at Amarnath Yatra.

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