02 Jul '11, 11am

Billions of dollars worth of treasure found in Indian temple

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, - A TREASURE trove of gold and silver jewellery, coins and precious stones said to be worth billions of dollars has been found in a Hindu temple in southern India, officials said on Saturday. The valuables have an estimated preliminary worth of over 500 billion rupees (S$13.7 billion), said Kerala Chief Secretary K. Jayakumar, catapulting the temple into the league of India's richest temples. The thousands of necklaces, coins and precious stones have been kept in at least five underground vaults at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple which is renowned for its intricate sculptures. 'We are yet to open one more secret chamber which has not been opened for nearly 140 years,' the chief said. The temple, dedicated to Hindu lord Vishnu, was built hundreds of years ago by the king of Travancore and donations by devotees have been kept in the temple's vaults since....

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