Friday, May 15, 2015
Not from a Pulp Magazine: Indian Temple Gold Edition
1. An ancient temple in India has treasure vaults filled with gold and gems, and is popularly believed to be protected by snakes and a god's curse.
2. The government in India is encouraging temples to deposit their gold in banks, so that it can be lent out at interest and help the economy by expanding credit.
3. Unfortunately, the rumored snake guardians and divine protection were not enough to prevent the theft of 266 kg of gold from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala.
Addendum: Video with pictures of some of the treasures housed in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.