Indians, most if not all, aspire to lead a good lifestyle in a foreign country and would not mind going the whole hog for the same. However, in recent times, some places like the UK, the US etc have put a lot of curbs on the entry of immigrants. As a result, many Indians are finding it hard to migrate to their favourite destinations. For such people, there is a remedy, provided they believe in the existence of god. Today, we will be listing out certain religious places where people usually go to fulfil their wishes regarding visas.
Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh Gurdwara
This 150-year-old gurdwara is very popular among visa seekers and it is situated in the Talhan Village of Punjab. There is a wide belief among devotees that paying a visit to this shrine will definitely fulfil their wishes of settling down abroad. The people who visit the gurdwara are known to offer toy aeroplanes as an offering to make their dream come true. There is also a huge model aircraft atop the shrine and hence, earning the nickname “Hawaijahaj Gurdwara”.
Chilkur Balaji Temple
This happens to be yet another religious place to try your luck with regard to visas. Located in Osman Sagar Lake in Hyderabad, this Lord Balaji Temple is well-known among devotees to help them secure a US visa. This temple came into prominence in the ’80s when a group of engineering students claimed that they got visas to go to the US only after visiting the religious place. It is one of the oldest temples in India and it is also famously known as “Visa Balaji Temple”.
“Visa Wale” Bajrangbali Temple
Another famous religious centre that devotees pay visits to for sorting out visa issues happens to be Visa Wale Hanumanji temple. The visa aspirants in droves come on a daily basis to this Lord Hanuman temple situated in New Delhi; IGNOU Road, Neb Sarai. The temple was set up in 2007 and, of late, it has attained popularity as a shrine that grants visas to its devotees. The religious ritual associated with the temple is that if anyone’s wish gets granted, then he or she has to visit the temple, at least once, and write a note of thanks to the almighty on the temple register.
Khadia Hanuman Temple, Ahmedabad
The mythology goes that Lord Hanuman once flew to Lanka and brought an entire mountain on his back. So, every believer pays obeisance at this temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman to help them go abroad. Therefore, it is not unnatural to find visa hopefuls at this temple located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, usually on weekends.