The mysterious door of the ancient Padmanabhaswamy (bit of a mouth full) temple remains a mystery. What’s rather interesting to me, when looking closely at this door is that two fleur-de-lis are rather prominently positioned. The temple is thought to be one of the most protected places on the planet and this sealed door its the probable reason.
Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram, India. 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.
The origin of the Temple of Sree Padmanabhaswamy is lost in antiquity. It is not possible to determine with any exactitude, from any reliable historical documents or other sources as to when and by whom the original idol of Sree Padmanabhaswamy was consecrated. The Temple has references in Epics and Puranas.
There is an estimated $22 billion worth of gold and jewels stored in underground vaults. (2016).
This ancient temple features 8 underground vaults out of which only 5 have been opened and explored. the most impressive and mysterious feature of the temple is a hidden chamber which is guarded by two massive cobras. Legends say that anyone who dares to open the door will meet disastrous results. A book titled ‘Travancore: A guide book for the visitor’ authored by Emily Gilchrist Hatch, recalled a group of people who tried to open the vaults in 1931 and had to flee for their lives when they found the place infested with cobras, and also mentioned a similar unsuccessful attempt in 1908.
HOW TO OPEN IT
The door has no bolts, latches or any other means of entry. Legend has it that the door was sealed shut by sound waves from a secret chant. Hindu priests say that at present, there is no human capable of executing these chants and opening the strange door.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The shrine is currently run by a trust headed by the royal family of Travancore. The temple and its assets belong to Lord Padmanabhaswamy, and were for a long time controlled by a trust headed by the Travancore Royal family.
Many speculate that the contents hidden inside this chamber go far beyond gold… could it be knowledge? Why so much protection from the Indian Government? Do they know something we don’t? We will have to wait since no archeological studies are authorised by the culture department.
Sreepafmanabhaswam Temple http://www.sreepadmanabhaswamytemple.org/history.htm