Indians throng sanctuary to split Trump’s visa controls
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By AFP | Published: 29th April 2017 08:56 PM
HYDERABAD: Hundreds of Indians assemble day by day at a 500-year-old Hindu sanctuary in southern India where they appeal to God for a solitary wish – an undeniably subtle US visa.
The Chilkur Balaji sanctuary committed to Lord Balaji – a re-incarnation of Hindu god Vishnu – on the edges of Hyderabad city, has for some time been a one-stop answer for planned Indian migrants looking for US visas, gaining it the sobriquet of ‘visa sanctuary’.
Be that as it may, sanctuary authorities say the place has seen an expansion in guests since the race of US President Donald Trump, who this month marked a request looking to change the “H-1B” work visa framework.
The “H-1B” visas are profoundly looked for after by yearning Indian outsiders yet Trump’s push to make the licenses accessible just to the most-gifted or most generously compensated candidates has many stressed.
Programming engineer Shreekanth Angirekula was among the blessed ones, having as of late secured a US visa after rehashed dismissals.
“It’s a supernatural occurrence. I couldn’t get a visa throughout the previous two years however subsequent to going by the sanctuary everything went off easily,” Angirekula, 33, told AFP.
“I am not superstitious but rather there was unquestionably divine intercession,” he said.
More than 100,000 enthusiasts visit the sanctuary consistently, for visas and different reasons.
They proffer their travel permits and a bloom before the god as they circumambulate the inward sanctum of the sanctuary 11 times while droning Hindu psalms.
Once the desire is in truth, admirers must come back to make 108 rounds of the sanctum.
Boss cleric Ranga Rajan said lovers originated from the nation over in quest for visas.
“Same identification, same records, same consulate and same candidate, yet their visas were dismisses before going to the Lord,” Rajan told AFP.
“It’s every one of Balaji’s endowments,” he stated, including “it’s not superstition but rather mysticism”.
The sanctuary’s as far as anyone knows enchanted forces picked up notoriety in the 1980s after a gathering of specialists went by the sanctuary to petition God for visas.
They were altogether conceded their desire, and soon, swarms of applicants followed afterward.
“I have connected for the visa for (my) studies and I trust Balaji will get it going,” understudy Raja Shekhar Reddy told AFP.
“This visit has helped my certainty,” he said.