Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala's capital is the richest religious temple not only in India but worldwide. It is believed that the temple wealth is Rs 2 lakh crore or $30 billion, or perhaps even more. In 2011 as per the order of Supreme court of INDIA which was monitored by CAG six Rooms in Temple was opened to count the wealth which was measured close to 1 lakh crore (Room A, biggest of all, was not opened for astrology reasons). Therefore it is called world/India's richest temple.
The temple is thousands of years old. The historian Dr. Travancore. LA Ravi Verma claimed that the temple was established in the first days of Kali Yuga. It is also believed that the establishment of the statue of Lord Vishnu temple of Kali was in the 950th year.
What is the relationship of the Travancore royal family?
The present temple built by the kings of Travnkaer. It is said that in 1750 the Maharaja Martand Verma Travnkaer told himself as servant of Padmanabha Swamy, then entire royal family went into the service of the temple. It is believed that the temple is in the disproportionate assets Travancore royal lineage. In 1947, when India was acquiring property of Nizam, Travancore royal family put his wealth at the temple. At that time, the princely state of Travancore merged with India, temple remained with the royal dynasty so the wealth but there is no such evidence of this story.