Temple treasures belong to royal family: Sankaracharya
|Golden Lord Padmanabha|
Negating any other option, t
he Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi stated t
hat the huge treasures, near Rupees 100000 crores
in current valuation as found in
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple
in Thiruvananthapuram were the "exclusive property"
of Travancore royal family that dedicated
their kingdom to the presiding deity of the temple.
"For long the erstwhile royal family
was the custodian of the temple and t
hey dedicted their kingdom to
Lord Sree Padmanabhaswamy.
The treasures were offerings made
by erstwhile rulers to the temple,
hence the recoveries belonged to the royal family",
he told PTI here.
"However, the treasures should be
kept in the temple cellars itself", he said.
The cellars of the temple, closed for several decades,
were ordered to be opened by the Supreme Court
to prepare inventory while considering a private petition recently.
The deity of Padmanabha Swami Temple
is the family deity of Travancore royal family.
Members of the erstwhile royal family
had dedicated their kingdom to the deity and
pledged that they will live as servants of Padmanabha.
The Shrine is run by a trust floated
by the Travnacore royal house.
Vast collection of gold, silver, precious stones
and priceless jewellery were discovered
in the cellars of the temple while preparing the inventory.'' [e PTI News].
Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi of
Kanchi Kamkoti Peetham hinted the tradition
of Sanatana Bharat, where the many
ancient Hindu Kingdoms were operated
by the King under the dictum of the Guru
(Mentor-Path Finder)and as a servant
of the People and People's God.
The people and the King of Travnacore
enriched this ancient temple as the richest
Hindu Deity in this world so far.
The Travancore royal family did follow
the tradition to be the servant of
Lord Padmanabh here. Sankaracharya
of Kanchi Mutth reminded the glorious past
of Hindu dynasty of King Janaka under
the blessings of Saint Yagyavalkya,
King Vikramaditya under the teachings
of Kautilya, King Harihar and Bukku
with the inspiration of Vidyaranya Swami or
Chatrapati Shivaji offered everything to
Devi Bhavani and Samrath Guru Ramdas Swami.
The Sankaracharya vehemently opposed
the present Govt.'s attitude to denounce
the Sanatana Hindu Dharma
by some of its key functionaries
in Congress and the tendency to grab
Temple Properties of Hindus through
an unprecedented pro-activeness for the last 10 years.
The Kanchi seer advocated in favour of
keeping the unearthed near 100000 crore ($ 25 Billion)
treasury as temple property under the sacred authority
of Travancore royal family.
Undoubtedly, descedents of this Kingdom
think themselves as the servant
of Lord Padmanabha and
they did not stashed any thing out side
the Temples or in any Swiss Bank.
Actually, the British snatched many
things invaluable for Britain from India.
One stone harmonium of this Padmanabha Temple
was transported by the British to Britain illegally.
The world famous Kohinoor Diamond was
also grabbed by the English Men near Agra,
when it was being trasported to Lord Jagannath of Puri
by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, after he understood
the possible aggression of the Brtish rulers
throuhout India. [eAgencies]
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