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Another Padmanabha temple-like treasure trove in Kerala?

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    Treasure trove
    Thrissur (Kerala), Dec 20: With the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala revealing some stunning riches of the past to the tune of an estimated Rs 1 lakh crore, there are reports that yet another temple exists in God's own country that holds a treasure trove.

    The temple in focus is the four-century old Lord Vilwadrinatha temple at Thiruvillamala in Thrissur district. Police officials have revealed that security has been strengthened after reports came out of a treasure trove within the temple.

    It has also been reported that the District Superintendent of Police, Debeshkumar Bahara paid a visit to the temple to review the security at the temple. According to sources within the Cochin Devaswom Board (CDB) that manages the affairs of the temple, a vigilance official of the CDB also inspected the security arrangements after news of the treasure came out. [Read: Padmanabha temple assets actually worth Rs 5 lakh crore?]

    With this sort of news gaining intense media attention and within the general public, the CDB intends to deploy more personnel to secure the temple. The Board currently controls more than 400 temples in the districts of Ernankulam, Palakkad and Thrissur.

    With the secret vaults in Padmanabha temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala leading to some stunning revelations, the matter was taken up by the court and an empowered committee which was given the job of analyzing and valuing the antique valuables and riches that emerged from the secret underground vaults.

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