Much hue and cry is being raised about the hidden treasures found in the cellers of Ananatha Padmanaabha swamy temple in
. Some have even said that this is ‘hidden black money’ of the Lord!! Did they ever think over why this wealth was hidden and how this wealth got accumulated? It was obviously to escape from the devouring hands of the colonial rulers. Trivandrum
The temples have been the richest ones in this country – richer than the kings. All the best of things – jewels, gems, food items, cloths etc were dedicated to God. The God Himself becomes the custodian of that wealth. Infact there is nothing that a person can claim as his. Everything in Nature and in Creation belongs to Him. Even our very soul, the Athman belongs to Him. That is the basic concept of Hinduism which is a rational explanation on existence. So people of this country including Kings did not claim anything as theirs and dedicated everything to God. That is how the temples became rich places.
It is because the temples were places of wealth; the Muslim invaders targeted the temples. The fact that not one temple of olden past exists in North India today is because they all have been raided and destroyed by the invaders. Only some South Indian temples have escaped the wrath of these barbaric raiders.
Of them, Lord Padmanabha swamy temple is one as it had been under the patronage of Travacore kings until recently. But then this temple has such secret chambers goes to show that they have obviously managed to conceal the wealth of God from the British or their coteries.
Now that this wealth has become known to politicians, we have to be vigilant that they do not loot the wealth on some pretext.
First of all anyone toying with the idea of using this wealth to be distributed to people, must know what happens to
(1) the ones who think so,
(2) who really do so and
(3) who finally enjoy that.
There is an adage in Tamil ‘Kovil soththu kula naasam”.
- The one who loots or steals and uses the wealth of the
will have his lineage terminated within 3 generations. Temple
- He will lose his wealth in this birth itself and will be born in ‘paamara yoga’ – in utter destitution.
Look at the way Karunanidhi’s family is running around to do propitiations.
Would that help?
How much of public money and even temple money they would have enjoyed illegally?
In this age of Kali, the re-actionary karma would be manifest within one’s life time.
- All the 3 category people (mentioned above) who get involved in using that wealth would be born with chronic ulcer of the stomach, chronic breathing and lung problems and incurable skin diseases in their next birth.
- The male lineage will stop after 3 generations and those born after the 3rd generation will be born with defective organelle system.
God’s money do not belong to us – let people have no doubt about it.
Particularly this God of Thiruvanathapuram is known for helping the people get back their lost property!
This boon of Lord Anantha Padmanabha
was told by Lord Krishna to Yudhsitira
when they were exiled after losing all their wealth.
Lord Krishna advised him to do a ritual for Lord Anantha Padmanabha
in the waxing phase of Bhadrapada month
which is also known as Pithru paksha.
Every year a knot is made on the sacred thread to show that the ritual is progressing.
On the 14th year, 14 knots are made and the ritual is completed.
After completion of this ritual, the Pandavas got back their kingdom.
Since there is a practice to regard a day as equivalent of a year,
people do this vratha for 14 days in the Bhadrapada month and
finish it on the 14th day.
Nowadays the vratha is done on the 14th day only (Chathurdasi).
This vratha focusing on Lord Anantha Padmanaabha swamy
was aimed at getting lost goods and wealth,
reuniting with near and dear ones who were not seen for years and
reunion with separated ones.
It is an irony that the wealth that is offered to this Lord
with a view to get back lost wealth,
itself is now speculated to be taken away from the Lord!!
There is special information on this Lord related to the patron kings, the Marthandas.
The very country of Travancore under the ruler ship of Maharaja Marthanda varma was gifted by him to Lord Anantha Padmanabha swamy!
So legally the entire
adjoining places belong to this Lord.
Please read this eye opening article by Smt Sasikala Teacher in this link :-
The Marthanda connection to this Lord shows another importance of this Lord.
Marthand is the name of Sun.
The Sun God is known by 12 different names for the 12 months
that the Sun moves around the zodiac.
But once in 2 and half years, an additional month comes.
This is done to equate the lunar and solar months
The sun completes one round in 365.25 days
whereas the moon completes in 354 days.
The difference of 11.25 days is accumulated and
comes to 28.15 days in 2 and a half years.
This additional month is the adhik masa.
This is the 13th month whose lord is Marthanda (another name for Sun).
In Adhithya Hruthayam,
we will find this name “Marthand”
It means the Lord who creates the world after a deluge!
The oldest temple for Sun as found in
today was dedicated to Marthand India
which is in
It is really intriguing that a Sun temple is there at a place
where the Sun does not shine overhead.
The reason can be known only from the meaning of Marthand.
After the deluge Vaivasvatha Manu and his people
were led into the river Saraswathy and
reached Naubhandana in the
They started a fresh life after that.
The first worship they could do was to thank Marthand
who blesses a revival after deluge.
Also they had to offer oblations to the people who died in the deluge.
For that also, Marthand is worshiped.
The adhik masa is devoted to Pithru related ceremonies.
The Lord of the adhik masa is Marthand.
The Marthanda varman of Tarvancore might have had
some connection with Marthand worshippers of the olden order
in the Saraswathi basin or in the
Their attachment to Lord Padmanabha also shows
a connection to regaining the lost wealth or land or glory.
Such being the greatness of Lord Padmanabha,
the best course of action is to adorn the deity with traditional jewellery
gifted by the kings and
make each day a Uthsav day for the deity.
When the energy spread by the deity is well kept up through Uthsavs,
the community also gets energized.
The pilgrims and people of the locality will flourish.
This is how the people will become better off and
not by robbing the deity of His riches.
There is enough wealth kept in Swiss banks and
wealth looted by politicians.
The government can very well bring back that wealth and use them for the people.
(2) Interview with Former Travancore king, Uthradam Thirunal Marthanda Verma.