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Lets talk about treasures today. Are you a treasure hunter? Or love history or love to know about treasures?

Today we will discuss about some missing treasures of India. I love to know about history and specially about treasures. I read about many treasures but i feel that i must discuss about treasures of India. India was used to call Bird of Gold once and India had alot of treasures. But many treasures were hide by owners and still need to be find.

So lets start and know which treasures you still can find in India


The Famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple Treasure  in Different Chambers

Padmanabhaswamy Temple TreasureThe Padmanabhaswamy Temple treasure is a collection of valuable objects including gold throne, crowns, coins, statues and ornaments, diamonds and other precious stones. It was discovered in some of the subterranean vaults of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram the Indian state of Kerala, when five of its six vaults were opened on 27 June 2011. The vaults were opened on the orders of the Supreme Court of India, which was hearing a private petition seeking transparency in the running of the temple. The discovery of the treasure attracted widespread national and international media attention as it is considered to be the largest collection of items of gold and precious stones in the recorded history of the world.

Where is the treasure of Padmanabhaswamy temple?

A staggering $22 billion (R 90,000 crore) worth of gold, jewels and statues have been unearthed from the 16th century Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala, so far. The treasure trove is believed to be the largest find of its kind in India


There are some answers which will help you to know the value of Padmanabhaswamy temple treasure


Which temple is richest in the world?

Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Who built the Padmanabhaswamy temple?

The Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple was built in the 16th Century by the kings who ruled over the then kingdom of Travancore.

Has vault B of Padmanabhaswamy temple opened?

It was discovered in some of the subterranean vaults of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram the Indian state of Kerala, when five of its six vaults were opened on 27 June 2011.

What is Padmanabhaswamy temple treasure worth ? 

A staggering $22 billion (R 90,000 crore) worth of gold, jewels and statues have been unearthed from the 16th century Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala, so far. The treasure trove is believed to be the largest find of its kind in India


Sri Mookambika Temple, Karnataka

Kollur Mookambika Temple is located at Kollur, Udupi District in the state of Karnataka, India. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother Goddess known as Mookambika Devi. It is situated in the foothills of Kudajadri hills, on the southern bank of Souparnika River.

Located on the foothills of Western Ghats, Sri Mookambika Temple is situated in the Kollur district of Karnataka. The Nayaks of Bednore which initially ruled under the Vijayanagra kingdom declared this temple as their state temple and honoured the idol and the sanctum with a lot of jewellery. It is believed that the kings hid a great deal of treasure here in a secretly closed chamber, guarded by a serpent’s motif.

Sri Mookambika Temple, Karnataka


Sri Mookambika Temple, Karnataka Treasure Details

Over the past couple of years, the temple’s annual income hasn’t exceeded Rs 17 crore. The management, however, has spent over Rs 35 crore for developmental projects over the past 10 years.

Adiga and former managing trustee BM Sukumar Shetty said the symbol of a naga, visible at the Shankara peeta inside the temple, is a sign of a great treasure hidden beneath the peeta. Shetty added that his ancestors would even discuss the possibility of great treasures of gold and diamonds hidden beneath the temple store rooms (ugrana). At present, the temple’s possessions include a 90kg worth golden ratha (chariot) valued at Rs 20 crore, and over Rs 3 crore worth of gold in the form of ornaments, besides emeralds and diamonds worth over Rs 50 crore. The authorities must bring in adequate security to guard this treasure, he added.


Treasures in Krishna River, Andhra Pradesh

Some of the best diamonds of the world were mined in Kollur on the banks of Krishna River in the present day Krishna and Guntur districts that formed part of the Golconda Kingdom. The Kohinoor diamond was mined from these mines. It is believed that the diamond lay at the bottom of Krishna River.

The Krishna and Guntur districts were once part of the Golconda Kingdom and some of the world’s finest diamonds were mined from the banks of the Krishna river. It is said that some diamond reserves still remain on the river bed.

Treasures in Krishna River

Golconda was once world renowned for it’s speciality in exotic diamonds . Most of these diamond mines were located near the banks of Krishna River. The Kohinoor diamond was mined from these mines .It is believed by many that there are still precious diamonds waiting to be discovered at the bottom of the Krishna river .


Wreck of the Grosvenor

The Wreck of the Grosvenor, an East Indiaman, occurred on 4 August 1782 on the Pondoland coast of South Africa, north of the mouth of the Umzimvubu River. The shipwreck was close to the place where the Portuguese ship, São João, had gone down more than two centuries earlier on 8 June 1552.  The Grosvenor was a three-masted ship of 729 tons on her return voyage to England when she was wrecked, carrying a crew of 132 and 18 passengers (12 adults and 6 children), and a cargo valued at £75,000. Of the 123 survivors, only 18 reached Cape Town and were repatriated, the remainder dying of their privations or being killed by, or joining with, Bantu tribes. [full citation needed] Four survivors, Robert Price, Thomas Lewis, John Warmington, and Barney Larey, eventually got back to England.

Ref : Wikipedia

For over 200 years fortune hunters have been searching for the fabulous treasures that were reputed to have been on the Grosvenor. In 1880 Sidney Turner, using dynamite, blasted the rocks in the area of the wreck site and retrieved coins and several cannons. News spread and the hunt for treasure lead to several bizarre schemes. A hypnotist was employed to guide treasure hunters to the spot in 1883. A salvage company, the Grosvenor Bullion Syndicate was launched in 1921- thousands of shares were sold in an attempt to recover the treasure. Efforts were made by tunnelling under the sea to reach the wreck. Dredgers, divers, breakwaters, cranes and modern scuba equipment have been used in an attempt to recover the legendary treasures.

Wreck of the Grosvenor treasure

In 1999 certain artifacts were brought to the surface which are now in the East London Museum, such as some gold and silver coins and personal effects. What became of the legendary treasure remains just that, a legend.


Sawai Man Singh’s lost treasure, Jaipur

As the history of Jaigarh Fort goes the treasure which was hidden in those water reservoirs was found or not is captivating as the legend goes. The fascinating story which every Jaipurites have heard of is, in fact, a mystery to many. For those whom the story is yet unknown, we have unfolded some facts about Jaigarh fort Jaipur.

1. The famous Amer Fort has hidden this gem of a place with its extraordinary history and subtlety. Jaigarh is part of a single fort complex that also encompasses the Nahargarh Fort. The three forts which connect each of these are underground passageways leading to many of the inquisitive nature of this medieval wonder.

2. Constructed on one peak of Aravalli ranges, Jaigarh reaches a height of 400 m above the Amber Fort. It provides a striking view not just of the hills but also the fort below.

3. The fort known for its sturdy outlook. It has far lesser embellishments than its neighboring Amber Fort where the royal family lived before they moved off to Jaipur. Jaigarh held a sole purpose of protecting the Amer Fort from the resilient attacks from the Mughal emperors and it certainly did so. Jaigarh Fort may not be known for its grandeur that’s for certain, for that you must walk down to the Amer Fort which is as elegant as it sounds.

4. It is also known for Jaivana, the world’s largest cannon on wheels, one of the most dynamic in the world due to the presence of iron ore.


Mughal Treasure of Alwar, Rajasthan

Rajasthan’s district, Alwar has treasure of Mughal kingdom. It is believed that Mughal king Jahangir took shelter in this place after deportation and he hid his treasure in a fort located here. The major part of this treasure is still hidden in this place. Alwar always remained as the most flourished place and there was a time when people of this city used emerald for making cups.

It is said that Emperor Jahangir stayed in this Bala Quila when his father, the great emperor Ashok banished him.

Facts About Mughal Treasure of Alwar, Rajasthan

  • The place where Emperor Jahangir stayed in Bala Quila is known as Salim Mahal. Later, in the year 1775, Bala Quila was taken by Pratap Singh, the founder of Alwar state.
  • Mughal Emperor Jehangir took refuge here when he was exiled. Babur also stayed here.
  • It is said that a Mughal Emperor on run buried his treasure in the jungle of the fort.
  • It is also said that the treasure could not be recovered in full. Hence, a large part of the treasure is still buried there.
  • The main treasure item is said to be a a drinking cup cut out of a single emerald.

Alwar about 150 KMs from Delhi is a well known place since time immortal. During Mahabharat period, Pandav spent there Vanvaas in Alwar and one year of agyatvas was spent in Virat Nagar which is now part of Jaipur District at the border of Alwar on Alwar – Jaipur road.

Bala kila of Alwar is one of the highest forts on the Aravali ranges. The fort walls are of about 7 KM in length at the hill top where climbing is very difficult. The palace, which is under renovation by the Government of Rajasthan as a tourist place, can be seen anywhere from Alwar city.

Mughal Emperor Jehangir took refuge here when he was exiled. Babur also stayed here. It is said that a mughal emperor on run buried his treasure in the jungle of the fort. It is also said that the treasure could not be recovered in full. Hence, a large part of the treasure is still buried there.


Treasure of Mir Osman Ali, Hyderabad

The last and seventh ruler of Asaf Jah dynasty, Mir Osman Ali Khan, famous for his idiosyncrasies, was also known for his stunning collection of jewellery. … A set of 22 Colombian emeralds weighing 413 carats was so flawless that no jeweller had the courage to set them.

How wealthy is Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII?

Treasure of Mir Osman Ali, Hyderabad

Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII is the fifth-wealthiest figure of the modern period (net worth of $210 billion). The top 10 wealthiest historical figures are: Jakob Fugger, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Nicholas II of Russia, Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, Henry Ford, John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Stephen Girard, William Henry Vanderbilt.