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A flying saucer-like object has been found in one of the vaults at the Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala.

There is no evidence of a flying saucer-like object being found among the treasures at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple vaults.

There is no evidence of a flying saucer-like object being found among the treasures at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple vaults.Arunachal Observer, a non-credible media outlet, claimed in a 2017 article that an extraterrestrial unidentified flying object (UFO) was among the artifacts found in one of the vaults of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The article also included an image of a conical dome-like structure as the UFO reference. However, this claim is false.

There are no credible reports to substantiate this claim. Also, the same image has been circulated over the decade with different narratives. For example, a Vienamese website named bianvn has used the same image in a 2019 article to talk about aircraft in Hindu mythology. A Russian website named Rodobogie has used it in a 2014 piece to talk about Slavic-Aryan folklore and mythology. The image of the conical dome structure is not a photograph but rather a painting or a piece of digital art because it has slight differences such as colors and background. None of the narratives of this image are substantiated or factual.

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a temple of Lord Vishnu. The temple has six vaults, A through F. In June 2011, the Supreme Court of India ordered the vaults to be opened. Only vault B has not been ordered to be opened among the six vaults. According to the temple's website, coin chains, treasures adorned with valuable stones, crowns, gold sculptures, bundles of golden objects, necklaces, and costly gemstones such as emeralds, rubies, diamonds, and sapphires were found in the vaults.

According to the Supreme Court's report, vault B was not opened due to its archaeological significance, heritage values, and ceremonial characteristics. The gold in the temple vault cannot be utilized. None of the other vaults had any evidence of a UFO-like object in them. The Indian Express reported that the Supreme Court formed a seven-member panel to investigate the alleged hidden or undiscovered treasures.

According to the Kerala Tourism Department, the temple rose to prominence after a treasure hoard worth billions was discovered inside the underground vaults. The temple has hidden vaults that contain incalculably valuable things such as a gold idol of Lord Vishnu encrusted with precious stones, thousands of ancient gold coins, jewelry, golden elephant figurines, footwear, umbrellas, and much more.

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