The prestigious 100 crore club… A place where every Salman Khan movie resides peacefully. And no, we’re not talking about the Maratha Mandir. Although that is a temple for all our fellow Bollywood fanatics. But, let’s not drift away from our culturally rich Mandirs…
India is such a diverse country with equally diverse religions and practices. It’s no shock that we have around 108,000 temples in South India, ALONE!
Read on to find out which temples have made it to the list –
The state of Kerala has around 28,000 temples and Sabrimala is among the most famous ones. In fact, Sabrimala Mandir accumulated 100 crore rupees in a matter of three months! Fascinating, isn’t it?
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This is a recent addition to the list. Mathura’s Banke Bihari Temple is always jam packed on the weekends. The devotees flock to seek blessings. Over the past three years, this temple has gained popularity and now sees a turnover of 112 crores!
Fun fact – The temple is rumoured to be renovated soon with AC halls for the devotees.
Know more about: Mathura
Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the richest Hindu temple in the world. The temples comprise a number of vaults. These vaults are home to some of the most precious gems, precious stones and idols in the world! The temple has assets roughly over 1.2 lakh crore so far! :O
Know more about: Kerala
More prominently known as the Balaji Temple, this temple is built to worship Lord Venkateswara. Fun fact – The idol in the temple is always at 43° Celsius, no matter the climate outside the temple. Furthermore, the temple owns jewels valued at 52,000 crores and earns around 2000 crore annually!
Know more about: Andhra Pradesh
Vaishno Devi temple is by far the most famous temple known to pilgrims all over. Located on a mountain top in Jammu, it is open to devotees all year round. Most pilgrims schedule their visit during the auspicious season of Navratras. The asset value of Vaishno Devi Temple is approximated over 500 crores!
Know more about: Kashmir
Located in the city of dreams – Mumbai, Siddhivinayak temple is frequented by 2 lakh devotees daily. On Tuesdays, this number increases to 5 lakhs! The temple is a favourite among the young and the old, alike. Also, the temple holds fixed deposits worth Rs. 125 crores. This figure excludes the sum obtained from donations! Isn’t that HUGE?
Know more about: Maharashtra