Secret behind the doors of Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Kerala

The Padmanabha swamy temple is a Hindu Temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital of Kerala, India. The temple is built in an intricate fusion of the Chera style and the Dravidian style of architecture, featuring high walls, and a 16th-century gopura.

It’s one of the richest Hindu temples in India. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Padmanabhaswamy temple finds it is first mention in the ancient texts of Tamil literature. Located in Thiruvananthapuram, this Lord Vishnu’s temple is run by a trust spearheaded by the Royal family of Travancore, making it one of the rarest temples in Kerala to be managed by a royal lineage.

The Padmanabhaswamy temple treasure is a collection of valuable objects including gold thrones, crowns, coins, statues and ornaments, diamonds and other precious stones. It was discovered in some of the subterranean vaults of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, in the Indian state of Kerala, when five of its six vaults were opened on 27 June 2011.

The vaults were opened on the orders of the Supreme Court of India, which was hearing a private petition seeking transparency in the running of the temple.The discovery of the treasure attracted widespread national and international media attention as it is considered to be the largest collection of items of gold and precious stones in the recorded history of the world.

On the possibility of future appropriation of the wealth, for the need of a new management and proper inventorisation of the articles in the vaults, a public interest petition was registered with Supreme court of India. In 2020, the royal family[clarification needed] won the rights to manage the temple, as well all its financial aspects. The Supreme Court of India overruled the Kerala High Court's legal jurisprudence based on regional facts and recognition of nullified princely agreement based on "Ruler of Travancore."

Replica of the famous Sri Adikesavaperumal temple in Thiruvattar, the Padmanabhaswamy temple has a secret associated with it. This temple has six vaults built under its Sanctorum. From these, five of the vaults have been opened, but there is this one secret vault that remains unopened till date. It is believed that the opening of this vault could make the Lord extremely angry and annoyed.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple, with 6 vaults full of treasure, is one world’s richest. One of the richest shrines in the world, Padmanabhaswamy Temple has 6 vaults denoted as Vault A, Vault B, Vault C, Vault D, Vault E, and Vault F. These vaults are also called chambers, which are full of a treasure whose worth is in billion.

The sixth hidden vault B of this temple is believed to store many hidden treasures. Though many assume that it was and will never be opened, records have cited that the hidden vault was indeed opened on many instances in the past – twice in 1990 and five times in 2002.

The story of the Padmanabhaswamy temple has been a mystery to people living around it. There are many stories, films, and documentaries about this film, trying to explore and explain its treasure. Indiana Jones and Ali Baba – the Forty Thieves are the best movies that are weaved around this temple. 

According to the ancient mysterious texts, the temple has a total of 6 vaults that are shrouded, accordingly. The legend says that an ancient curse has been defiled on the temple. All the treasure of the temple is said to be stored in 6 different vaults.

There are numerous superstitions and myths surround the secret vault. Many staunch believers feel that anybody who tries to open this secret vault will face a curse or vengeance. History shows many tales and sagas to vouch for this ideology.

It is also believed that the door of this chamber is protected by the Snake-God and thus can be opened only by sadhus who can chant the ‘Garuda Mantra’. But there is no sadhu in India who can chant this mantra. 

Many officials of the Padmanabhaswamy temple also believe that this hidden chamber should not be opened using man-made techniques as it could lead to major catastrophes. Many Hindu mythological experts have also validated this ideology.

As of now, the people on our side of the door can listen to the sounds of water or hisses made by snakes. Believers say that the sixth door has an opening when the entire temple and areas may be flooded with waters and some others say, that large serpents are guarding the area inside, they do not allow anyone. The day to know what’s behind is still awaited. 

For ages, Vedic astrologers excelled in predictions, numerous historical incidences right from the occurrence of the Mahabharat War to the partition of India-all were correctly predicted.