The Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, maintained by the erstwhile Travancore Royal Family, and located within the East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram. In late June 2011, a review of the temple's underground vaults was undertaken by a seven-member panel appointed by the Supreme Court of Indiato generate an inventory, leading to the discovery of a vast hidden collection. Estimates suggest that the temple could be the richest in the world; unofficial estimates on the sixth day of the inventory placed the value of contents at close to 100,000 crore (US$22.3 billion). Donations were made by traders, pilgrims and various royal families as offerings to the temple. It served as a depot for looted wealth from conquered states and a safe house for assets of other temples; they were sealed within the thick stone walls and vaults of the temple for many centuries – the last inventory was reportedly carried out in the 1930s. The trove includes gold idols, jewellery studded with diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones, antique silver, and other invaluable artefacts. There are six vaults, of which only one has been opened so far. What will eventually be done with the treasures found remains to be seen…