Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Question # 268

The Wall Street Journal had a story on the Chilkur Balaji Temple located near Hyderabad on December 31st 2007. The temple has been around for over 100 years, but it’s only in the last few years that it has discovered its USP.

Draws more than 100,000 pilgrims a week. As per the local legend, anyone desirous of seeking a wish fulfillment from Chilkur Balaji must first make 11 pradakshinas at the temple, and after it’s granted, one must return to perform 108 pradakshinas as a way of expressing gratitude.

The temple’s also unique in the sense that there’s no hundi and does not accept any offerings from devotees.

Give us the USP of this temple.

10 comments:

  1. Chilkur Balaji Temple popularly known as Visa Balaji Temple or Visa God

    Many of whom come to pray to Balaji for visas to travel or move to the US and other Western countries

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  2. DEVOTEES BELIEVE THAT PRAYING AT THE CHILKUR BALAJI TEMPLE WILL HELP THEM IN OBTAINING VISAS TO US & OTHER WESTERN NATIONS. THEREFORE THE TEMPLE IS ALSO CALLED VISA BALAJI TEMPLE.

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  3. US visa applicants throng this temple 25 kms from hyderabad to get their visaas approved.
    it is believeed that lord venkatesa grants u da visa on making 11 pradakshina's

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  4. visa temple.... ques from ur quiz rite?

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  5. Temple is known for fulfilling US Visa dreams.
    www.guessthelogo.net

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  6. the god is known as VISA Balaji as people go there to pray for getting VISAs

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  7. @Ejaz, do you have any of your old quizzes? Wanted to try them. Also mind if i post them on the blog?

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  8. Those devotees who cannot go to Tirupati can get the blessings of Sri Balaji here as per the local legend.

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