Last Updated : 08 July 2011 at 06:05 IST
World’s biggest treasure the Europeans failed to steal
India was never a poor country until the Europeans landed on this side of the world. A speck of its late richness was recently unveiled when a treasure trove was discovered in Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple, in India’s southern state of Kerala following a Supreme Court order.
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KOCHI(Commodity Online): India was never a poor country until the Europeans landed on this side of the world. A speck of its late richness was recently unveiled when a treasure trove was discovered in Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple, in India’s southern state of Kerala following a Supreme Court order.
The so called treasure which could be termed as the world’s biggest treasure comes from the savings of a small kingdom at the southern tip of India. And if such was the richness of a small kingdom then what wealth would have been the great ancient India possessed?
Europeans plundered India and its people for more than 5 centuries. And finally, when the English left the place, there formed a united greatest democracy of the world which was only a poor country by then.
The face value of the treasure even before opening all the cellars has now crossed Rs 1,50,000 crore ($ 33 billion). And as per expert accounts, this could be the largest treasure of Gold found anywhere in India and possibly in the world. The antique value would make this literally priceless.
One just can’t talk about this inherited treasure without mentioning the Travancore princely state and its Kings as they saved the treasure and hid it from the Europeans for the sake of people so that it can be retrieved at the time of a recession, by what the modern world call it when a financial crises arise.
When the wealth weighs
The state government has literally got no idea what to do with this immense wealth. Many groups and communal parties in the meantime have come forward with their selfish ideas. Actually the treasure can’t be sold or converted into money as the possession can’t be exactly estimated in terms of money because it has got more reverence than mere money.
What has to be done with the treasure?
Whatsoever, the government will have to spend a lot of money on the treasure for its security means and no revenue could be generated if it is again going back to the cellars.
Let’s talk about the treasure’s prospects keeping it the way it is. Let the State build the largest museum in this world and exhibit the world’s biggest treasure for people on a nominal fee, every Indian at least deserve to see it and then check out who all and from what all places people flow in to Kerala, enriching the State’s all kind of prosperity.
This can fetch huge revenue for the state by which its security can be maintained and a share of the revenue going to temple and government for the welfare of common people may be just like the way Royals would have wished to do this wealth- for the welfare of their people.
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