Are you applying for visa? Then the “VISA BALAJI” temple of Chilkur is a must visiting place for you.Situated on the banks of Osman Sagar Lake “ Visa Balaji” Temple is famous for granting visa to almost all the devotees who visit this temple.
Lord Venkateswara is the deity here. He is also known as visa granting Balaji. It is one of the ancient temple near the banks of Osman sagar lake. This temple is about 25kms from Hyderabad and is 33 Kms away from Mehedipatnam Since few years this place has become one of the most visited pilgrimage destination for truly aspiring US-visa candidates. It has been said that during 1980’s few of the students who faced rejection at the Chennai US visa consulate came here, prayed and then their wishes were fulfilled. Since then this temple has acquired the reputation of granting the elite American Visa.
Know How the Visa Request Works:
Typically, the visa aspirant visits the Chilkur Visa Balaji temple before the visa interview. There the visa aspirant goes through the usual ritual of prayer, They take 3 rounds of pradakshina, which means walking in circles around the temple, and then makes a vow that after getting the visa they will come back to the temple and make 108 rounds around the temple as part of their gratitude to the visa God. Once, the visa is successfully granted, people come back to the temple and fulfill the vows. For all these years, it’s been the usual drill at Chilkur temple. In India several thousand of IT professionals work for US based firms, and many of the aspirants wish to go to the USA for higher studies, jobs etc. and with this strengthening belief in the visa God, the temple is almost crowded all the time. . Approximately 75,000 to 1,00,000 devotees visit in a week. Generally temple gets heavy rush on Fridays and Sundays.
IT People love US VISA:
This temple remindes us that USA is still a land of dreams for many of us here in the city of nawaabs, Hyderabad. Believe it or not, this region has the largest pool of applicants for the elite US visa. The existence of the temple near the Hyderabad, is a mere coincidence or another mysterious God’s action? Whatever it may be, it has been proved in many occasions now that people who came here to make a vow, got their visas very easily. This temple is a classic example of God’s belief in the 21st century of modern era, clearly a blend of old world religion with completely new aspect of globalization!
Is there any fee for the VISA Request:
The temple has also got the fame for not accepting any money from any of the devotees, Like any other temples in India, you won’t see any donation boxes in the temple, or any kind of high paying VIP lines where you can quickly get access for visiting the VISA God, everyone is considered equal and has to be in the same queue. An amazing temple that continues to grow in popularity.
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