INDIA - Devotees of an Indian temple where billions of dollars of treasure were recently discovered warned against further exploration of its enticing vaults due to a potentially deadly cobra curse, The Times of India reported today.
Treasure estimated at $11.2 billion - including golden idols and diamonds - was found at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in southern India's Kerala state, some 2500 kilometers south of the capital, New Delhi.
Five of the Hindu temple's six vaults were excavated following a court order, but the final vault - known as "Vault B" - remains sealed, and a sinister cobra guards its entrance.
A four-day examination by astrologers concluded that the final chamber should be left untouched because the family members of anyone who opened it could die from a snakebite or poisoning.
"The wealth should not be displaced. The lord is not pleased with intrusion into the chambers that has already taken place. And none of the valuables should be exhibited within the temple or outside. If you do so, you will go against the lord's will," chief priest Padmanabha Sharma was quoted as saying by the IBN Live website.
A court ordered an examination of the temple, believed to be one of the richest in the world, after allegations of mismanagement.
Courtesy Herald Sun
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