India is the land of undying faith, where people revere the ancient tradition of making generous donations in temples and shrines since times immemorial. Consequently, the temples of the country collect huge amounts of donations in cash and kind, coming from the devotees and pilgrims. These donations replenish the temples with wealth and riches.
Listed below are the top 10 richest temples in India:
10. Kashi Vishwanath Temple
One of the richest temples in India is the world famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple, which lies in the holy city of Varanasi. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is one of the most visited temples in the country.
9. Jagannath Temple
Jagannath Temple is one of the most ancient temples in the country and one of the richest too. It is located in Puri, Odisha and lies over thousands of acres of land. It is famous for its Rath Yatra festival, which attracts lakhs of pilgrims, who give generous donations.
8. Meenakshi Temple
Featuring next on the list of top 10 richest temples in India is the beautiful Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and is a symbol of archeological excellence.
7. Somnath Temple
Somnath Temple in Gujarat is another temple which gets hefty donations and is amongst the richest in the country. It is one of the twelve jyotirlingas and was destructed by invaders several times, but still stands in glory.
6. Golden Temple
The next name on the list is that of the majestic Golden Temple or Sri Harmandir Sahib, a gurudwara located in the holy city of Amritsar. The Sikh shrine is embellished with gold and gets thousands of visitors every day, from various parts of the world