The secret vault inside the temple of Shri Padmanabhaswamy is said to house unimaginable wealth, and can only be entered by a high level ‘SADHUS’ (a religious ascetic, mendicant (monk) or any holy person in Hinduism and Jainism who has renounced the worldly life) familiar with the knowledge of chanting a ‘GARUDA MANTRA.’
The Hindu temple of Shri Padmanabhaswamy, located in the province of Kerala, on the southwest coast of India, could contain inside one of its vaults, what is believed to be the most valuable treasure in human history.
The temple was built to honor the ancient Hindu deity Vishnu— one of the main divinities of Hinduism, and the Supreme Being in its Vaishnavism tradition.
The Temple has been referred to in the (only recorded) Sangam Period of literature between 500 B.C and 300 A.D a few times. The ancient temple is one of the 108 principal Divya Desams (“Holy Abodes”) in Vaishnavism and is glorified in the Divya Prabandha.
The building is a true architectural gem.
Inside the massive temple, we find six secret vaults, five of which were opened in 2011.
The vaults held a monumental treasure, composed of precious stones and gold, valued at 22 billion dollars.
The last of the vaults, however, could not be opened, and some scholars estimate that it could contain the most valuable treasure in the history of mankind.
The room is closed with a thick sheet of iron without any visible openings, and an ancient legend assures that anyone who dares enter the room will suffer a terrible curse.
It is believed that the vault’s door—which has no bolts, latches or any other means of entrance—was sealed shut by sound waves from a secret chant that is now lost in time. Some authors have even said that it was sealed with a long-lost technology.
Hindu priests say that only a holy man can open it, and if the vault is ever opened with modern technology, it will bring upon humanity a terrible catastrophe.
Ancient Hindu priests state how the vault’s door cannot (and should not) be opened by any means by anyone. At present, there is no one in the world who holds the highly sacred and powerful ‘SIDDHAPURSHAS, ’ and there is not a single ancient priest who knows how to execute the highly sacred ‘GARUDA MANTRA.’ (Source)
Today, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is one of the most protected places on the planet, guarded by metal detectors, security cameras, and more than two hundred guards, some of whom are equipped with heavy weapons.
Featured image: Artist’s representation of the sealed door of Vault B at Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Source: Indian Mok/ Youtube Screenshot