"If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India."
Want a US visa, Canada visa, Australia Visa, but your luck isn’t supporting you? Maybe it’s time for some divine intervention. Yup, there are entire temples dedicated for this very purpose. People go to these temples to pray for a visa when the normal process seems to fail them. So if you’re having some trouble getting those coveted visas, visit these temples.
1. Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh Gurdwara, Punjab
In Talhan village of Punjab there’s a 150-year-old Gurudwara where the popular belief is that if you pray there, you’ll surely get your visa. If this doesn’t instill much confidence in you, there’s even a model aircraft on top of the Gurudwara. There are shops near this holy place that sell toy planes to keep your encouragement going.
2. Chilkur Balaji Temple, Hyderabad
This one’s the special temple you visit if what you’re having trouble with, is getting a US visa. Located on the banks of Osman Sagar Lake in Hyderabad, it is claimed that this temple is often thronged by software professionals all looking to get a successful US visa. Apart from this, it also happens to be one of the oldest temples of Hyderabad. Its style, structure, and architecture, make it feel as if it was built a millennium ago.
3. Khadia Hanuman Temple, Ahmedabad
It is believed that Hanuman once flew over to Lanka and brought back an entire mountain, as easy as the day, and so it doesn’t come as a surprise that many would look towards his temples when they’re faced with problems of visa. The devout throng here in large numbers with prayers on their lips. On an average Saturday, you’ll find hundreds of applicants packed in the temple for counseling sessions.
4. (Visa Wale) Bajrangbali Temple, New Delhi
Located on the IGNOU road in New Delhi, there’s a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, and it is believed that he grants your wish, especially if it’s related to getting a visa. Established in 2007, lately, it has got the reputation of being the visa granting temple. After the wish is fulfilled, people return to write comments in the temple register as a thank you. If you get a peek at the register, most of the wishes pertain to visas being granted.
Whether superstition, faith being rewarded, or delusion, one can only speculate, but for now the majority of the people in India believe these to be the visa temples. So would you head on to these places where you be faced with visa troubles?