Thursday, July 7, 2011

Temple treasures belong to royal family: Sankaracharya

Temple treasures belong to royal family: Sankaracharya

Sree Padmanabha Temple treasures belong to Travancore royal family : Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati.

Source: PTI

Date: 7/5/2011

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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1 comment:

Aishu said...

It is very just on the part of shankaracharya to say so. The treasure belong to the Royal family which they have not touched for 100s of years. It should be kept in the cellars itself because if it is kept in musueum, one day or the other, it will all be stolen one by one! In the first place, there was no need to take any stock of temple property.