Indians pray at visa temples to go abroad


MPA (400+ posts)
Millions of Indians regularly visit temples and religious sites to pray and seek divine help in fulfilling their wishes.

Most pray for a child or well being of their loved ones, but in recent years, some unusual temples have come up, including a few that offer divine help in procuring a visa.

Image caption This 150-year-old Sikh gurdwara (temple) in Talhan village in the northern Indian state of Punjab is the go-to place for thousands of Sikhs wanting to travel out of India.

Image caption Many believe that praying at the Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh gurdwara will improve their chances of securing a visa.


Image caption The devotees often bring offerings of toy aeroplanes as they believe it will boost their chances of travel and a number of shops outside the gurdwara sell these toys.


Image caption The Chilkur Balaji Temple in the southern state of Telangana is another shrine where tens of thousands of people go to pray to the "Visa God".


Image caption The temple, dedicated to Lord Balaji, is one of the oldest temples near the city of Hyderabad and attracts a lot of computer professionals.


Image caption The temple became popular about two decades ago when some computer software professionals who prayed here got visas to travel to the United States.


Image caption The temple is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and on those days, reports say between 70,000 and 100,000 devotees visit the shrine.


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Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Visa of a developed country means economic well being, prosperity and relatively comfortable life so nothing too surprising about this !!


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Mujhe bhi jana chahiye koi aisi jaga... Par I am quite content praying to Allah for help in this regards. :P


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
On a serious note just because of our weakness of faith and looking for short cuts in life we are wondering here and there and gets nowhere


(50k+ posts) بابائے فورم
ایسے اتفاقات ہی ان کا ایمان اور مضبوط بناتے ہیں
پاکستانی عوام جمہوریت فروشوں پر ایمان رکھے ایسے ہی کسی اتفاق کے انتظار میں بیٹھے ہیں، کبھی تو تسلسل پورا ہو گا
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