The legend of El Dorado was definitely not set on the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. But the seven-member panel, which is drawing up a list of assets at the famed shrine here, had a feel of the lost city of gold as they set foot in one of the two secret vaults located inside the sprawling granite structure which gives the Kerala capital its name.
Is the 16th century Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala on its way to become the richest shrine in India? Ornaments and valuables reportedly worth a whopping one lakh crore rupees were found in the secret cellars of the temple. The temple is being run by a trust constituted by the Travancore Royal Family.