6 Places With Lost Treasures In India, If Found, Could Make You A Billionaire Overnight

by Sanjana Shenoy
6 Places With Lost Treasures In India, If Found, Could Make You A Billionaire Overnight

India, known as‘sone ki chidiya’ or “the golden sparrow”  is home to hidden treasures tucked away in ancient temple vaults and hidden away in abandoned forts. These secret treasures give you a glimpse of India’s wealthy past. What if we told you that these lost Indian treasures, if found could make you a billionaire overnight? We’re aren’t kidding. Perhaps you’re the person destined to research and search for these hidden pieces of history like Indiana Jones on a quest to unravel mysteries. So, let’s not waste another minute, here are 6 places in India that home lost Indian treasures.

1. Son Bhandar Caves In Bihar

Bihar’s Son Bhandar Caves nestled in Rajgir is a treasure trove of gold according to legends. Son Bhandar in itself means “repository of gold”. Buddha has given sermons to the King of the Magadha empire, Bimbisara in the cave. The set of twin caves are known to house a golden treasury chest safely and securely camouflaged in it. The entrance to the cave is hidden away in a mysterious manner. According to legends if you can decipher the scripts engraved on the cave, the dor shall magically open. And the doorway shall lead you to King Bimbisara’s Treasury. So, are you up for the challenge?

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2. Padmanabhaswamy Temple In Kerala

It’s no secret that the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram is one of the wealthiest temples in India, housing more money than billionaires. In 2011, aqn underground vault ( vault A) of the temple was opened after court orders. The world was utterly shocked on discovering all kinds of treasures including jewellery, statues, crowns, gold studden household articles and precious stones of all kinds. The value of just vault A was estimated to be around $22 billion, which is around 13,96,01,00,00,000 rupees. The Supreme Court of India next ordered the temple to open vault B. But local legends and temple priests revealed that the vault is protected by giant serpents and breaking it would lead to a massive disaster. Vault B is known to hold more treasures than Vault A. But it remains unopened till date.

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3. King Kothi Palace In Hyderabad

Mir Osman Ali was the fifth wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of $210.8 billion. The last Nizam of Hyderabad, he ruled a kingdom as big as the size of England. Infact TIME magazine hailed him to be the richest man in the world in 1937. Mir Osman Ali inherited the throne in 1911 and ruled over a period of 37 years. When he came to power, the treasure cofers were almost ampty due to his fatrher’s lavish lifestyle. But during this rule the state’s finances got back on track and he attained a massive amount of personal wealth. Mir Osman Ali’s treasures are believed to be hidden away in underground chambers of King Kothi Palace in Hyderabad. His treasures include famed Nzam jewellery studden with diamonds, sapphires, pearls, rubies, precious stones, beautifully embedded in gold and silver. No one has recovered his jewellery till date.

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4. Krishna River Treasure In Andhra Pradesh

Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh is known to be the place of origin of the world’s most famous diamond, the Kohinoor Diamond. The river is revered by Hindus as sacred. The fourth biggest river in terms of inflow is said to be a diamond reserve. The river flows through Andhra Pradesh and is a primary source of water supply for four major states in the South. The mines at Krishna River were once the main sources of diamonds to the world. Seven of the world’s top 10 diamonds came from Andhra Pradesh. Today, if you’re lucky, you might be able to find a few shiny diamonds.

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5. Sri Mookambika Temple In Karnataka

Nestled on the foothills of Western Ghats, Sri Mookambika Temple in Karnataka’s Kollur district is dedicated to Mookambika Devi, or Goddess Parvati. Mookambika Devi is believed to have killed a demon named Kaumhaasura. This temple is known to be very powerful. Thousands of devotees visit her shrine to find solace to their problems, pain and difficulties. The Nayaks of Bednore who ruled under the Vijayanagara kingdom revered this as the state temple. The offered lots of jewellery to the sanctum. It’s also believed that the kings hit a great amount of treasure in a hidden chamber guarded by the serpent’s motif inside the temple.

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6. Jaigarh Fort In Rajasthan

Rajasthan is dotted with forts that have their own stories to tell. Jaigarh Fort is one such abode that houses a huge chest of secret treasure. Man Singh I was a ruler of Jaipur and a general in Akbar’s army as well. Source reveal that he had  vast amount of wealth that he got after the Afghan conquest and he didn’t share this with Akbar. Teh treasures are believed to be hidden away in tanks under the courtyard of the Jaigarh fort. Indira Gandhi, the late Prime Minister of India ordered the treasure to be searched and transported to her residence. Till date, no body knows how successful this venture was, so the treasure continues to be hidden inside the fort, waiting to be discovered by the destined one.

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Mystery lovers, these are some of the places in India that house lost Indian treasures. It would indeed be a fascinating discovery to unravel them, and let’s tell you that you can surely become billionaires if you do find them.