Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple Treasure-How should the wealth be spend.I am starting a discussion on sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple Treasure and about how the wealth be spend. The opening of the vault of the Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy temple has evoked the curiosity, wonder and imaginations of the people of Kerala, Kerala origin in other places, Tamilnad and Karnataka and generally other people in India and in a remote way the world itself. The interest of each group is different for different reasons. The wealth revealed will exceed the annual budgets of the states of Kerala and Karnataka or Tamilnad put together. It is a mind boggling situation for the common man.
Among the people of Kerala there may be groups who want the wealth to be utilized for the welfare of the state, there may be groups who want the same to be used only for the temple and surroundings, and other groups may be interested in maintaining the entire assets to be preserved at the temple itself and other groups who want the assets to be displayed in a museum in or near to the temple premises itself. There are some groups not of Kerala having a wishful thinking that since a part of the wealth has come from Tamilnad, a portions may be given to them etc. In fact the suggestions and wishful thinking will have no limit.
However these all can be only like day dreaming or wishful thinking at present as the matter is in the Supreme Court and the court is expected to take decision in due course. However the redeeming feature if the whole episode is the parties concerned to the matter have taken an rational stand. The Kerala State Government has declared that the property is of the temple and should belong to the temple. The eldest member of the Royal family has declared that the property is of the temple and the family has no interest in the same. The petitioner in the Court has also taken an identical view. Hence the wishful thinking or the day dreaming of others will not make any difference.