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Our temples in India have trillions of Rupees and this was revealed when the vaults of the Sri Padnamanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala was opened recently.
There is a raging debate that is on with regarding to money found in the temples. Whether it should be used for public purpose or should this be kept a secret is the question that is on everyone’s mind today.
R Vaidyanathan a Professor of Finance at IIM says three things regarding this issue- it is the wealth that belongs to the Lord, the wealth is Inter generational equity and with countries such as the United States of America and also countries in the Middle East being on the decline, the time was just not right to reveal such details. Professor Vaidyanathan in this interview with rediff.com says that Jihadis have always had their eyes on our temples and revealing of such details will only tempt them to attack our temples and steal the wealth which belongs to our Lord.
Could you explain the dangers in revealing details about the wealth in our temples.
The temples of India contain several billion dollars worth of treasures and such details have been revealed at a time that is dangerous for our polity. Given the economic depression in Europe and the also the acute unemployment situation in the USA, such news items could tempt such countries. Let us take note of the fact that the US had invaded Iraq on the ground that there were some weapons which was ultimately not there. If we open up the vaults of our temples then such factors could only tempt such countries. The US is a declining empire and they have a huge amount of economic crisis and all this just sets a dangerous precedent.
So are you saying that the US like the British invade our temple wealth?
I am not saying they would, I am just saying they could. Moreover this is not just about them. Temples are targets of terrorists and they could invade them too. Giving out such details to those terrorists could only attract them into our temples in order to loot our wealth. The Middle East too is under crisis and they could also prove dangerous to our temple wealth. Under such a situation we need to be cautious.
So what are you suggesting that we need to do with all this wealth? Let it lie idle?
It has been lying idle all these years. Why should we take it out now? We are not getting any Godly benefit by taking it out of the coffers at the moment. When one talks about temple weath which has been accumulated from the days of our Maharajas, this present generation cannot assume that it belongs only to us. It has inter generational equity and hence my great grand children too have a right over this wealth. How can we pull it out and say let us build roads with this money?
But don’t you think that wealth cannot lie idle all the time?
I am not saying that. Going by the present situation in the entire world, all I am saying is that the time is just not right to make such revealations. Moreover this wealth does not belong only to this generation. The previous generation did not get its benefit, so how can we claim a right over it? As of now it would be best if that wealth is left alone. These treasures were donated to the temple by devotees over centuries, and rightfully belong to Lord Vishnu, who cannot even be fully seen from any angle by devotees. He is the true owner of this wealth and this truth should be internalized.
So, who should handle this wealth?
Let it just remain there and be handled by the trust as was being done all these years. The time now is most inappropriate to try to list the billions of rupees worth of diamonds and rubies and sapphires owned by our temples. We all know that a significant portion of our politicians have a criminal background and even parts of the judiciary are corrupt. The bureaucracy is also compromised. Hence where government finances are completely out of alignment with revenue realities, the temptation will be to use these invaluable treasures to fulfill the insatiable personal and political greed of our politicians to fund populist schemes like “food security” for all with resources belonging to Lord Vishnu. Already more than 80% of the incomes of major temples is used for “secular” causes rather than for “sacred” purposes.
I am sorry to sound repetitive. But once again I would like to ask, what use is this wealth if it will lie idle?
During the days of the Rajas, such money was in the reserve fund. It was used only at a time of natural calamity when the rest of the coffers went dry. The money belonging to the Lord should be used only when the Lord creates a calamity. We must appreciate our Kings who had kept this wealth safe for us. In the past the Kings have used this wealth to wriggle the society out of a crisis. We must keep the wealth for the same.
Do you mean that we have gained nothing by revealing the details of this wealth?
Absolutely nothing. The Jihadis will eye our temples more. Other countries in distress will have their eyes on it. As a result of all this we will have to pray in temples in the presence of gun trotting security guards. The entire atmosphere in temples will be vitiated.
You say that some Hindu maha sabhas are quiet about this issue. Why is this the case?
I don’t think they have understood the full import of what is happening.
So what do you suppose be done now?
For the sake of Dharma and for God’s sake, our courts and powers should stop digging for treasures in our temples. We need to have a temple protection force and the responsibility should be shared between the Central and State government. We are speaking in terms of trillions over here and there is a need to protect this wealth from prying eyes. This is national treasure and hence the protection ought to be very high.