From Kerala to Karnataka, there are many temples where people still come in search of treasure
Hundreds of people are caught in treasure hunting every year, many monuments have been excavated in Hampi
Recently, the Supreme Court handed over the management of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala to the Travancore royal family. The Raj family has decided that the 7th floor of the Padmanabhaswamy temple will not be opened.
Not only is the Padmanabhaswamy temple with a fortune of nearly Rs 1 lakh crore under discussion for its treasures, but there are also many temples from Kerala to Karnataka that are always under discussion for their treasures.
The most discovered are the minerals of the Vijayanagara Empire, which are found in the forests from Hampi in Karnataka to Hyderabad in Telangana. According to many legends, King Krishnadevaraya hid his treasure here to avoid foreign invaders, which contained about 2500 tons (25 lakh kg) of gold.
There are few places in South India where even today people are looking for some great treasure
Treasure of Vijayanagar in the hills of Hyderabad
Hyderabad has Mallikarjun Jyotirlinga on the Srisailam hills. It is believed that Vijayanagar is the treasure of the kingdom. Which contains about 25 lakh kg of gold. Many treasure hunters are also active in the Nellamala mountain range here. In 2018, 2 to 3 treasure hunters were killed in the jungles here.
Damage to several archeological sites in Hampi
The historical significance of Hampi is very high. There are more than 1600 monuments of archeological importance on 4100 hectares of land from Bellary to Hampi. It is believed that the treasure of Vijayanagar is also hidden somewhere in these monuments. Many treasure hunters have damaged these monuments here. Many idols and hundreds of years old Nandi statues have been damaged. There are guards for security but these gangs are so clever that, despite such security, they reach these monuments to find treasure.
Also a treasure in the Mukambika temple in Andhra
There is a Mukambika Devi temple in Kolur, Andhra Pradesh. It is believed that the kings of South India hid the treasure in mysterious places. Whose protection the serpent still does today. The possibility of treasure also remains here because the throne of the goddess here is made of about 90 kg of gold. More than Rs 3 crore worth of jewelry is on the mother’s statue and diamond jewelry worth about Rs 30 crore is also here. It is believed that the kings kept the treasure in a secret cellar to escape from outside invaders.
Kohinoor mine on the banks of Krishna river
Golcond in Andhra Pradesh is believed to have a diamond mine on the banks of the river Krishna. It is believed that India’s famous Kohinoor hero was found in this mine. 7 out of the 10 most famous diamonds in the world are believed to be here. People also come here in search of diamonds. Also gets caught. But, this mine is also a mystery. It is believed that Sultan Mohammad Qutb Shah built a small tunnel here, in which he hid his treasure. It was also discovered by the British government in 1936.
Discovery of Tipu Sultan’s treasure in Coonoor
It is said about the forests of the Coonoor district of Kerala that the treasure of the Mughal emperor Tipu Sultan is hidden here. In his last days, the treasure was hidden in the forests to protect it. People who have lived in a few areas here for the last ten years have been plagued by treasure hunters. Over the last ten years, several gangs have been active in the surrounding forests outside the city, searching for the treasure in the forests on the Arvanchal-Payannur highway.
Treasure of Bhuvanagiri in Telangana
Bhuvanagiri is a district of Telangana. There is also a Yadadri temple of historical and mythological significance. This temple is on the hills. A small part of its foothills is claimed to be the treasure of Bhuvanagiri. Just a few months ago, a few people were arrested while searching for treasure in the fields here. From whom an ancient statue of Hanuman and a few other items of archeological importance were found. Here, too, there are treasures worth thousands of crores of rupees.