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With regard 2d treausre unearthed at d Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala,its difficult 2 understand d assertions and observations of ppl who believe dat God's wealth shld be kept untouched.Its strange dat d Kerala BJP State President has threatened to launch an agitation, if the govt utilises dis wealth 4 public welfare. D condemnable attitude of the BJP leader reflects dat he only cares about religious values and not about d needy. The State holders of the temple shld set up a trust which would b accountable 4 every rupee spend for the social upliftment of d poor in d State.ur views?

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Asked by cyrus irani, 20 Jul '11 02:46 pm
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Is it applicable to treasures from church and mosque
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 21 Jul '11 04:16 pm

 
  
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I as a person would feel that the government should nationalise all the wealth of all religious bodies like in communist coun tries and there should be no special treatment for any religion
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 21 Jul '11 01:25 pm

 
  
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It would be very nice if the wealth is used for public welfare. For example, the Sabari Rail Project is now said to be shelved due to State Governement's inability to fund half of the project cost. The project cost now stands at around 1800 crores, a pittance compared to the Padmanabha treasure (and we don't know how much worth Lord Ayyappa's treasures). At least use a small part of the wealth unearthed for this project so that it will help Ayyappa devotees and general public and no taxpayers money needed to be spent.

This borrowing (or utilising) from religious establishment should not be limited a few temples or religions. Better, if Govt can come up with a bill to utilise such Wealth with consensus from all interested parties.
Answered by Krishnakumar Narayanan, 21 Jul '11 01:17 pm

 
  
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Sree Anand padmanabhaswamy temple was a family temple built by raja martand varma. he once said that he is just the servant of god and that all wealth should be given to him(sree padmanabhaswamy) . thus all gold and the jewels began to be kept safely in the chambers of the temple from that day.in this way all the gold and jewels would never be stolen or laundered. its said even the british couldnt get their way through these chambers as it was considered a great religious offence if anyone even tried to get a glimpse of "lord's wealth". its said even the family members of martand varma of that time after deposting the gold used to wipe out all the dust in their feet and coming out of these cellars because it was considered an offence to carry even the dust of these chambers outside!!!! :). A few years ago a present day member of the royal family was left flummoxed and was almost retard when he tried to tell the media of what he saw in one of the cellars .... even the ex ias guy ...more
Answered by maya, 20 Jul '11 10:52 pm

 
  
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Any wealth is at the disposal of its owner. To think otherwise is placing an eye on others wealth !
The wealth at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple belongs to the temple (and royal family and devotees). Govt has no business there, nor does any political party ! The Kerala govt has already declared very clearly that it is the property of the temple. Govt has also given an affidavit on that lines before the supreme court. That shud end the confusion !
Answered by Shunmugham, 20 Jul '11 08:24 pm

 
  
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This is a religous matter. How can a half a quintal gold idol of Vishnu be melted and gold obtained to be sold in the market?? Or even sold in the market without melting and intact?? It not only has religious sentiments attached to it, but also it comes under the Law of heritage artifacts.
Needy will be there always; even after all the ancient temple artifacts are converted into money for 'the needy'!!
As far as BJP leader is concerned ... well he found an opportunity to encash this treasure to votes, hence his drama.
The present Govt has already declared that the treasure belongs to the temple and govt has no interest in interfering in the matter.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 20 Jul '11 03:01 pm

 
  
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Why do you blame the BJP blame the raja Verma ji for hoarding this treasure the money for this treasure came from public funds only thru the taxes the raja used to levy on the common ban if some one is to be blamed blame the raja first for opposing that the khajana should remain in temple only and not to be used for anything at all.
Answered by rajan, 20 Jul '11 02:49 pm

 
  
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