An online Canada-based magazine called ‘The Richest’ has valued the gold of Sri Darbar Sahib in its most expensive buildings list.
In the ‘10 Most Expensive Religious Buildings Ever Built’ list the online site wrote that the most expensive religious temples in the world are often lavish.
Most Expensive Religious Buildings can be covered in gold and have countless art pieces and often turn into popular among tourists around the globe.
The foremost of Sikh gurudwaras is at the 5th position in the list released by ‘The Richest’.
Prizing the value of the gold of Sri Darbar Sahib at 2 billion dollars, ‘The Richest’ quoted the following:
“Harmandir Sahib is also known as the Golden Temple and the expression is not a metaphor. This temple is located in Punjab, India, and is made of gold. Literally.
The Golden Temple was built in 1830 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Reports say it cost 65 lakh (over $1.5 billion) and 162 kgs of gold. During the ’90s the Sikh Temple was renovated and received more than 500 kg of gold, which cost nearly 140 crores (approximately $340 million).
The Temple has more than 30 layers of 24-karat gold and is the most valuable of India. It is worth nearly $2 billion.”
The Golden Temple in Amritsar – commonly known as “Darbar Sahib” is the holiest of Sikh shrines, have gilded, jewel-like chambers and cupolas.
Here’s the list of other religious yet expensive buildings that attracts millions of people from all over the world.
- Masjid Al-Haram – $100.000.000.000
- Padmanabhaswamy Temple -$22.000.000
- La Sagrada Familia – Priceless
- Shwedagon Pagoda – $3.000.000.000
- Harmandir Sahib – Approximately $2.000.000.000
- Notre Dame – Over $1.000.000.000
- Saint Peter’s Basilica – $1.000.000.000
- Solomon’s Temple – $300.000.000
- Angkor Wat – Priceless
- Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida – $50.000.000